Friday, March 25, 2016

Tick Tock - It's All About Clocks

Hello everyone!

Well, we made it to Friday!  That's always a good thing.  Do you have special plans for Easter this weekend?  I am going to my husbands cousins house.  I'm looking forward to seeing everyone and eating some good food!  

I wanted to share  something that I found at the antique store last weekend.  It's a clock!  





It's a reproduction of an old clock.  It's even missing a hand!  But, I knew I would find a place for it.  The first place I thought of was in my kitchen.  It worked well in there, but then I tried it out in my glass cabinet and liked it there too!  So, that's where it ended up.


I liked the round shape of it and the black and white graphics on it.  



But, I still kept thinking how much I liked it in my kitchen too.  It was as if I wish I could've found 2 clocks.  So, I had a light bulb moment and remembered that I had an old clock face down in my basement that I wasn't using.  Until now..............


I never found the perfect place for it in the past.  Plus it looked a little dingy.  I only paid $5 for it last year at an antique mall.  So, I decided to mimic the one that I recently found and use it in the kitchen!  First a coat of white chalk paint was applied.


Then I just free handed some roman numerals and dots on it.  I also stenciled on some lettering.


And that was it!  I then hung it in my kitchen.  


I know it's FAR from perfect.  There are no hands on it either.  But, I just wanted it for the graphics anyway.  I like it!  

So, in the end, the one clock that I found inspired me twice!  

I like these as well because I don't have to change the time on them next Fall.  Ha!

I hope you all have a lovely Easter weekend!  

Thanks for stopping by.

~ Kelly ~

15 comments:

Suzanne said...

I love it, Kelly, no hands and all. In fact, I think that's what makes it fun. Enjoy your Easter weekend with family.

Elizabeth@ Pine Cones and Acorns said...

I love this clock! Happy Easter and enjoy your family and friends.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

They make great pieces of artwork...love the big graphic look! Hope you have a lovely Easter, Kelly!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

They both look great! Have a wonderful Easter.

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

You did a great job on that. I like it not being perfect and no hands makes it look like an old clock that lost its hands.

cynthia lee designs said...

Love it...looks great in your kitchen!!
~Cindy

akash jameel said...

What a good blog you have here. Keep Your Work Up....
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Fashions

Junkchiccottage said...

Looks great Kelly. Perfect spot in your kitchen too. Happy Easter to you. Enjoy being with family.
Hugs,
Kris

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your newest clock nicely fills the space in your armoire, Kelly. And you are brave to paint over the other clock and end up with a charming new piece for your kitchen!

Have a wonderful Easter!

AntiqueChase said...

I love it! You can find metal hands at Michael's Craft store if you decide you want them.
~Marcy

Missy George said...

In the 1800's, clocks only had one hand..Nobody cared about minutes..I have a brass bracket clock from the late 1800's with only one hand and it's supposed to be that way..I used to have a wall of replicas in my hallway in my old house..Happy Easter..

20 North Ora said...

Kelly - Love them both! Great job on the redo.

Happy Easter!

Judy

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

I like your new clock and how smart to change the other one to fit your needs! I think you did a great job on it!

Bliss said...

That's some pretty good free handing there lady!

Amy at Ms. Toody Goo Shoes said...

I confess! I have a clock fetish! You did an amazing job on your reproduction - freehand? Wow! The fact that it's not perfect and has no hands makes it more interesting.