Project Number 1: completed!
I pulled this together over the weekend and was honestly doing dances around the apartment I was so happy with it. I found my inspiration here. With a limited supply of buttons on hand, I had to improvise, so I just painted the dots into the traced shape while I talked on the phone. (Is anyone else more productive when they multi-task or is that just me?) I'm still looking for the right bit of wall for my "F" to hang, but I am so completely and utterly delighted with the results!