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Thursday, July 1, 2010

Moving and Clock Re-Do

My daugter and hubby closed on their house Monday afternoon and now they are unpacking and making their house feel like a home.


Monday night, here's what the kitchen looked like after Crystal and I wiped out all the cupboards and started to put things away. We spent 2 hours and it still looked like a bomb went off. I think the kitchen is probably the hardest thing to get organized over any other room in the house...

 And you know it's time to quit when you're just looking for an empty spot to put something away!

I'm off from work today, so we're going to re-think some of the decisions in the kitchen and I'm bringing my handy, dandy label maker!


While we were working on the kitchen, DH was installing a ceiling fan in the living room. They bought a foreclosed home and the former owners took the ceiling fan with them. 
DH has become pretty darn handy....he's definitely a keeper!


And my last picture that I must share, is the tub in the master bathroom. I would love to have this my home, wouldn't you?

Now I want to show you my latest project.
Last winter, I was looking for a clock to put in my bathroom and I found a one for $2 at the Dollar Store.
When I bought the clock, it was a bronze color, really not bad the way it was, but it didn't fit in with my shabby chic look.
So I spray painted it a cream color and into the bathroom it went...


Here it is in the bathroom before I changed things around..it fit in very nicely...


I got a different clock for the bathroom so this one is going to be going into the downstairs bathroom (one my list of things to redo - drives DH crazy that I have all these ideas, he can only process one at a time - definitely a male issue)...

I sprayed some adhesive made for leafing on the clock. (That's a frozen lemonade lid, covering the face of the clock.) This stuff gets really sticky, but it needs to be sticky for the leafing.


Here's a picture of the leafing, you can buy it in gold, silver and a mixture. I prefer the sheets of leafing versus the particles in a container..


And now I'm ready to start pressing it on..This clock took 2 sheets of the leafing and took probably 10 minutes, at the most.


Not the best picture but at the last minute I grabbed the camera. The clock is covered but I wanted it to be rusty and look older...


So I got out some glaze and used a rag and wiped it on. I let it set for a couple of minutes because I wanted it to really get into the crevices...









I love how it looks rusty and worn and for $2!

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12 comments:

BLJ Graves Studio said...

Congrats to your daughter on her new home... so exciting! Love your clock makeover. :-)

Crystal said...

I am excited to have you come visit and help out today! The paint colors are way better now!

Kim @ Everything Etsy said...

Great job, and you're daughter's new house is lovely! :)

~Kim

Java said...

Looks like your daughter has a beautiful house! That tub is awesome!!
LOVE the clock idea...thanks for sharing!!!

T.Bird said...

Nice clock makeover!! Your daughter will enjoy feathering her new nest! :)

Lenore said...

Great makeover on that clock, it fits much better in your shabby decor.

Katie said...

It looks vintage and loved instead of like soemthing for a Dollar Store. Great job!!

decdiva1 said...

love it! i don't really need a clock in my bathroom, but this one makes me want one! great job!

bj said...

My gosh, what a cute clock!!
xo bj

jerriann said...

I have love for this clock makeover. Lots and lots of love. Great job!

Jill said...

Congrats to your daughter on the new house! The hardest thing about organizing the kitchen is trying ot decide where everything should go, because in the old house.... lol

Cute clock!

Kate @ Chic on a Shoestring Decorating said...

Cute clock makeover! THanks for linking my Flaunt it Friday party, please come back soon! :)

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