I took an old beat-up computer keyboard and used it to crate a nice picture frame.
Step 1: Find Old Keyboard
I had this beat up keyboard but others can be found at garage sales, flea markets, thrift shops.
Step 2: Take It Apart
This one had 5 screws that had to be removed and then I cut the cable. This left me with just the top and bottom plastic parts of the keyboard. Also have a lot of keys and switches for other ideas to come later.
Step 3: Paint It
I used some black spray paint for plastic that I had but first I cleaned it pretty good as it was pretty dirty.
Step 4: Add a Backing
I cut a piece of cardboard to fit inside and hot glued it in place.
Step 5: Get Pictures .
I have boxes of old photos. I thought some black and white ones would look good in the black frame. I used double sided tape to hold in each picture in place and then just re attached the top of the keyboard . I added a wire across the back to use for hanging the frame.
Step 6: Done!!
Now I have to find a place to hang it.
Finalist in the
Keyboard vs. Mouse Speed Challenge