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« on: May 31, 2010 07:59:55 PM »

I found this beat down vintage scale at the thrift store for $8 and thought it could use some snazzing up...



I had my boyfriend scrape off the nasty green plastic from the top while I:
-made a template out of sturdy glittery vinyl ($8 for 1/2 a yard)
-popped off the silver part and removed the dial
-spraypainted the sides of the dial and the sides of the scale ($3 for spraypaint)
-took some tinfoil off of my leftovers in the fridge and covered the top of the dial (made for a cool, textured metallic look!)
-slathered Aleene's tacky glue to the top of the scale and attached the vinyl
 
After letting the glue and vinyl adhere together overnight, I trimmed down the sides of my vinyl, glued em in place and ended up with my new fabulous scale!



I was stoked at how perfect it came out! Super cheap and easy little project!
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« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2010 08:37:00 PM »

How cute!
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« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2010 11:32:08 PM »

I love how it came out!!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 03, 2010 05:12:06 PM »

oh wow! the color is perfect, it looks so retro glam!
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« Reply #4 on: June 03, 2010 08:48:52 PM »

This is fabulous!  Love the glitter!
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« Reply #5 on: June 05, 2010 12:32:55 PM »

Thanks!
Was thinking about doing another one in purple and pink!
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« Reply #6 on: June 10, 2010 03:09:31 PM »

Ahhhhhh! i love it!!! The sparkley blue goes so well with the vintage look! fantastic choices.
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« Reply #7 on: June 12, 2010 04:45:19 PM »

i want one!!
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« Reply #8 on: June 14, 2010 03:53:15 PM »

And weighing yourself becomes fun!  haha!  Super cute.
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« Reply #9 on: June 15, 2010 07:50:16 AM »

perfect! I love a bit of glitz Smiley
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