Thursday, February 17, 2011

From bored to ADORED!

I saw a little tutorial earlier this week from a gal who took an old, flat wooden clock and covered it with paint chips she had gotten from various trips to the hardware store. (As is par for the course, can't find the post!) The finished product was amazing and it looked great in her kitchen. Her new fab clock got me thinking about a clock that I bought about 10 years ago, thinking it was country cool (oxymoron?). It has been stashed in a kitchen cabinet for about 8 of the last 10 years. I have almost given it away several times, but let's be honest...who would want it?? I wish I had an actual "before" picture, but this is a close approximation:

Seriously. This hung above the fireplace in our hearth room at one point.

My take on the project was to cut strips of aged paper out of an old book and simply mod podge it to the face of the clock. I was amazed at how easy it was--I bet I spent 20 minutes total placing the strips, and then another 5 minutes the next morning trimming the excess paper after it was dry. And voila:

It's no museum piece I know, but it saved that rooster from becoming landfill! It is now resting comfortably on a ledge in our breakfast nook:

Thanks so much for stopping by!

1 comment:

betsy said...

Love it! Love your frames too!

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