This little alarm clock alteration required power tools! It started off life as a kitchen timer at the second hand store and was so cute and adorable, I had to bring it home!
Once I started taking it apart, I realized I was going to need HELP to get it opened up so I could alter the inside. You can see here, it's all one piece of metal.
THE MAN took an angle grinder and carefully cut open the front. He then used a dremel and a sanding tool to sand down the rough edges.
I then spray painted the bell & handle gold and used a green patina on the rest of it. More gold followed over the patina to give is a slight spatter effect.
Here you can also see that the front will open like a window! I carefully wired it on under the flowers so you could peek inside!
The little window itself is a Prima resin and had many coats of purple inks & glitter. I wanted a strong contrast and also something that was a dreamy color!
Inside I used embossed copper and a little compass as a symbol for guiding someone to find their courage!
Won't you play along with us over at LESSology for our Window Display challenge!
There is a great prize pack of Basic Gray paper up for grabs!