Friday, September 06, 2013

Tick Tock

My gran arrives today and the house smells like cilantro and wine jelly from the canning Mr. Pixie did last night. The kitchen is a mess. The floors need to be done. I've got about 4 hours to hussy this place up so it'll be a short sweet post today... a refurbished clock.
I've always loved the swooping shape of these mantle clocks. This one is made from some sort of hard plastic, not real wood, so I was able to pick it up for just a few dollars at Value Village. (P.S. Does anyone else think their prices are getting a little crazy?!)
Now, this project isn’t fussy and doesn’t have a load of details but the results are very pretty. I love how simple but elegant the finished piece is. I think it shows off the strength of the design of the Graphic 45 papers, that they can stand on their own, and it looks rather lovely sitting on my mantle. And even though this piece was created using the 12 Days of Christmas collection I don’t think anyone will bat an eye if it’s left out all year long.

Creating a similar project? The best hint I can give is to paint your item to match the base/undertone of the paper you are covering it with. Doing this helps to blend your seams and give a more polished look :)

Hop over to the Graphic 45 blog today for more great projects, including a darling Mother Goose clock by Clare Charvill!


Junk shop clock
Ivory acrylic paint