Then I saw this picture on Instagram ... can we say "LOVE"? Yep, at first glance, and since I had a great antique type tray I had been looking for a use for .... seemed like the perfect match ....
So I bought a lot of about 100 watch faces from another dealer at Treasures Antiques for $10, and saved out all the large ones, they weren't old, but watch faces are watch faces, right?
Next I printed off watch faces I found on Pinterest, and glued some to the back of clear glass disks, others I decoupaged on front of wood game disks, still others, I glued onto old celluloid buckles.
Last of all I bought a package of brass Tim Holtz watch faces from Hobby Lobby.
In the end I just cut out some paper watch faces, and placed them in some of the spots, filling in with a few vintage keys I had on hand. I figure that I can eventually fill the case and trade out the paper images.
I love how it turned out and thought that it made the perfect backdrop for my robot family!!