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 ~


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 the big graphic look! Hope you have a lovely Easter, Kelly!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things 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!!

Junkchiccottage said...

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

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.

This N That 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!


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.