Tuesday, October 5

A Little Something for My Computer Nerd

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I am redecorating a room for my son.  He's college age, so I want his room to be grown up, yet fun & full of things that will be meaningful to him.

For this project, I started with a trip to the thrift store to buy a mirror & some old computer keyboards.

 I chose the mirror above because it had a wide, flat frame (and it was only $2).
With lots of soap & water, I was able to remove the sunflower painting from the mirror.
I then painted the frame black. 

 
Next, I removed the keys from the keyboards. First, we disassembled the keyboards by removing the screws in the back. I say "we" because hubby reluctantly gladly helped!

Whenever possible, I cut the keys off in sections with tin snips.
They are easier to glue on that way! In cases where you can't cut them out in sections, just use a butter knife to pry them out.


The first glue I bought just about burned my lungs to a crisp was a little smelly, so I recommend this Loctite brand. It does take a while to dry, but it is also repositionable - which is good.


This is the finished product . . . 


There are even some hidden messages here & there. I think my little computer nerd is going to love it!

10 comments:

  1. Great idea! I love it! Now I have a use for all the keyboards I killed by spilling coffee! ;-)

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  2. This is soo cute and to think I just threw away about 7 of these. lol

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  3. That is an absolutely awesome idea. BRILLIANT. and I love the part of the hidden messages.......very cool

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  4. That's awesome! I bet your son loves it! I was thinking of you today when I came across this... you will have to check it out...
    http://2.bp.blogspot.com/_OGrzBF5BfKo/TKuncIkD2GI/AAAAAAAACPE/6B1DbnjF0WY/s1600/faith+trust+pixie+dust.jpg
    The blog it is from is http://lovelettersvinyl.blogspot.com/
    I hope it makes you smile... it did me! Huggies!

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  5. Very creative!

    Melissa
    http://www.burstsofcreativity.blogspot.com/

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  6. What a unique idea! I love the hidden messages. If you get a chance, please swing by tonight or tomorrow to link up to Not "Baaad" Sundays with LambAround. I'd love to feature this :)

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  7. Oh my gosh - that is so cute. What a good idea for an older child...you don't see too many projects for an older age group....I love it!

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  8. That is so cool! Thanks for linking up with Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  9. Really like the keyboard mirror border

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