I am becoming the queen of trash recycling. Not the "where you fill up the recycle bin and put it at the side of the road to be picked up once a week" kind. I'm more the "instead of throwing it out, I try to use it for something else" kind.
I was throwing out a table from Daughter #1s room that the legs kept breaking off. The LOML picked up the table top (the legs had broken off….AGAIN!) and he said, "Maybe you could use this as a clock." He's a good man!!
A TABLE TOP TO A CLOCK STEPS
I spray painted the edge and the center of the clock face with green (for a little surprise I'll share later!).
I covered the green in the center with a heart I found at AC Moore.
I then spray painted the clock face with two coats of flat white.
We drilled a hole in the center of the face for the clock parts.
I bought a clock kit at AC Moore. It came with a battery pack, three gold clock hands, and numbers. I really just wanted the battery pack. I bought larger black hands and I wanted to paint black roman numerals for the numbers. I kept the second hand gold to see how it would look.
I applied black letters to add a little whimsy. I used my blog name because it is really how I feel <3
Painting the Roman numerals was next. I bought a 2" stencil from AC Moore.
It was such a fun project! I plan on hanging it above the fireplace mantel when it's done.
Speaking of the fireplace mantel, the LOML and Son #4 hung the drywall and mudded (is that a verb?) the tv niche. Tomorrow, we'll sand and start working on the mantel. I can't wait!
I've also painted the doors and drawers for the built-in bookcases white and the knobs black just like our kitchen. It's coming together nicely!!
One more peak at my new clock….
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