Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wall Clock Tutorial

I know you have seen these everywhere. Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn and every other design catalog. I have wanted one for a long time.
Well Yesterday was my birthday. Now you're asking yourself, "What does that have to do with a wall clock?" Well my sweet hubby asked me if there was anything I wanted that I haven't already made! Well, yes there was. (I had a BIG smile on my face now) So I asked him if there was any more of that great wood from our old chicken coop. He said "yeah, I have a few boards." "Well this is what I want for them" and I gave him directions. (he takes direction very well) So he took 5 of the best ones and put braces on the back and screwed them together. Then I asked him to cut it into as large a circle as it would make. It came out to be 28" across.

 Now the boards were already very grey and weathered nicely. But I went ahead and white washed it. Just took some white primer I had, watered it down and pretty much dry brushed the whole thing.

My hubby is much better at measuring, so I asked him to mark all the spots I needed for a clock face. I went and found some chipboard numbers from all my scrapbook supplies. Don't even get me started on my scrapbook stuff!! I drew around each and filled them in with back paint. Then took a little sandpaper to them. We wouldn't want the numbers to look too new now would we.

And there you go! A new "vintage" wall clock face. I know the circle in the middle for some reason doesn't look centered in the picture, but it is. I'll blame it on my stupid phone, yeah that's right. It was the camera on the phone. I hope to get a good camera soon.

Thursday, March 22, 2012

News from Home

Well more like.... new stuff, going on at home. So what have I been up to?? Well lets just say...WAY TOO MUCH. I so need a break. But then again, I wouldn't know what to do with a break. This week we have been working on the kitchen. My sweet hubby pulled our old sink, then I went to work on resurfacing the counter top.
I went for the Carrara marble look. Very clean and classic.

Here is a close up of the counter. I love how it turned out.

New faucet too of course. Trying to keep in with the vintage look. Kept in classic too.

There it is. I found the sink of my dreams!! Do people really have "dream" sinks?!?! Well this girl did and I found her. My sweet hubby put it in yesterday. Painted the backsplash blue.
Love that old sink.

I started the cabinet makeover too. Taking some doors off and going for the open shelf look. To show off my vintage dishware. Going with white interior and grey on the exterior. making one door chalk board too.

I'll be updating way more often then I have, I promise.
Thanks for following !! Have a blessed week.

Saturday, January 14, 2012

A little cord wrangling

What do you do with a toilet paper roll and a scrap piece of paper to help organize your kitchen counter?

You make a cord wrangler !! Cut the paper to fit the roll and glue to just tape it on.

So much better looking then the wild cords hanging out!
Go on, make yourself a cord wrangler. I use them all over the house.