We all know I love Buttons...right?
Awhile back, I think I posted that I was distracted one day sorting out all of my button colors into leftover baby food jars.
What do with all of them was my next question!
After cluttering up a basket on top of my island in the studio, I knew they had to find a home. I decided that I wanted to put them on a magnetic board like you see for kitchen spices. However, I did not have a lot of wall space for that.
I looked around my room and found that there was opportune storage UNDER the cabinets.
Don't be...do it yourself!!
I came home with these
One coat of Kilz primer and two coats of enamel to cover the caps from ugly Gerber to White.
I came home with two options for underneath the cabinet.
I learned too late...that aluminum is NOT magnetic.
This goes into my "return" pile.
Luckily, I had this!
It took A LOT of stirring and a lot of coats to get my magnet so stick.
But not strong enough for the cap, magnet and jar.
Do not get me wrong...it works!!! So I don't think the purchase was a waste. I will keep it in my back pocket for another day.
But no worries, Mr. Boss saved the day yesterday and ran back to get me some real metal flashing. He took the magnets and a cap with him to make sure it worked.
|I am prepared for him to kill me for posting this picture, but he is so awesome for helping me!!!|
He cut it down to size, drilled holes for some finishing nails...and then after a bit of neck straining, tiny nail dropping, he was able to secure it! He now wishes he had used adhesive on the back to keep it in place AND prevent the slight buckling we are experiencing today.
I had to go back and cover up all the black oopsie marks with a few coats of White Kilz Primer.
While all that was drying, I grabbed my paper tape.
I think it is called Washi tape, but I feel guilty about it because I found mine at Target. When you buy stuff like this in the office supply area of Target, it sorta loses it's glamour, no?
It is pretty cool stuff. Like transparent waxy tape with design!
I wrapped them around each jar.
Sometimes matching the color, sometimes just complementing.
I simply just put the magnet right inside the cap. I ended up using TWO magnets stacked on top of each other.
If you are wondering what magnets these are, I have a photo of them in this post HERE when I used them for the stuffed animal magnets for the boys.
After the paint dried, I just twisted my caps on and stuck them up there! Of course...rainbow style. I have an affinity for organizing in rainbows.....HERE and HERE, in case you hadn't noticed!
And just because I just can't get enough of the yumminess...