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Ronald McDonald House Chicago Donor Wall: Button Care


If you find it in your heart to care for somebody else, you will have succeeded.  Maya Angelou

 80 unique doors will be showcased on two gallery walls in the main public area of the Ronald McDonald House being built in the heart of downtown Chicago near Ann & Robert H. Lurie Children’s Hospital. The doors are meant to symbolize the philosophy that ” The doors of Ronald McDonald House are always open for you.”  To learn more click on the following links:

Materials used: 

  • White plastic buttons
  • Laser etched tempered wood
  • Spray painted laser cut acrylic frames and wave parts
  • Color acrylic mirror used as the base under buttons
  • Epoxy resin coating over buttons

Mr. Sharpie and I co-created the door in a fury of scribbles.

I created an Adobe Illustrator line drawing for laser cutting the acrylic frames.

100’s of buttons were used in the making of this door.

White buttons were painted specific colors with Montana Gold spray paint.

Acrylic frames were spray painted on the backside and assembled into the door frame.

Each button was glued on to color acrylic mirror for added depth.

All the various parts were laser cut so to fit perfectly together like a jig-saw puzzle.

Laser etched oval part was spray painted pink to tie in with the rest of the color scheme.

I used a 40 pound bolt of fabric to weigh down the baseboard being glued to the door's metal frame.





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