Thursday, May 17, 2012

A Little Clock Makeover

Almost 11 years ago, soon after we became engaged, my now-husband and I decided to get an apartment together.  As a house-warming gift, my parents gave us a bronzey-black metal clock that has hung, ever since, in our successive kitchens (we are on  our fourth kitchen  now!).
Of course, it has sentimental value, so I'll probably never get rid of it.  However, it really needed an updating- you know, to bring it into this decade!!

So what did I do?  I hit it with spray paint!!!  Vintage White to be exact.  
But even once the paint had dried, it didn't look done.  Maybe it's too white???

So I did what any crafty girl would do ----I added some red buttons.


Yep.  Those buttons give it a ZING of colour!!

After I re-hung it on the wall, I decided the whole area needed a mini-makeover.  
How about some springy yellow tulips??

My jar of flour has been here awhile, but it's a little too white.  On went a red bow and a button accent:

And my thrifted teapot. I adore  those colourful hearts.  My youngest son calls it my "Love Pot."

And all on a white tray, covered by a fresh blue tea towel.  

There- a makeover on many levels.  

Very refreshing.


  1. Hi there, just hopping by from the 300 or less followers blog hop, and thought I would say hi! Cool clock, looks cool with the red buttons, and I love the teapot, how lucky for you to find this beauty xx

  2. So adorable :) AMazing what a little bit of red will do?!!!!!

  3. Wow, amazing what a difference it made. Looks great! Thanks for sharing at A Pinteresting Party!

  4. This looks great!! Amazing what a little spray paint can do! Now you have me looking around my house for knick knacks to update :o) -Sarah @ Repeat Crafter Me

  5. I just can't believe what a little can do to make a big difference! Loving that clock. Just dropping in from the hop to invite you to link up any of your posts to Freedom Fridays:) So hoping to see you there!
    PS Am enjoying following you

  6. What a beautiful vignette ! I love the pop of color those red buttons add. I am a new Linky follower.

  7. Stopping by from Meet Me Monday via You're Talking too Much. In love with the clock (and the love pot)!

  8. I love the new look of the clock! Thanks for linking up! Hope to see you again this week.


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