Do you remember back when I posted about wanting to add more color to my house?
Well I’m steadily working on it. Verrrrrry slowly. ;)
I’ve made a push this week to finish two projects that are going to brighten up my front room and I’m so excited to show them to you!
I’m starting off with my cute new Transformed Clock!!
I was going for kind of a Retro-y Vintage feel with lots of color. Hopefully I hit it!
Isn’t she bright and cheery?
Here’s how she looked before I gave her a bright yellow spray-on tan.
Not bad – but not very colorful.
So I took her all apart and hosed her down with Rustoleum Sunny Yellow.
I wanted something unique for the clock face – and I’m working with a turquoise, yellow and red color scheme – so I decided to embroider the face of the clock.
I cut a piece of fabric larger than the clock face and drew out a spoke design with my disappearing ink pen.
Which has almost disappeared in this photo.
I stitched over each line with 3 strands of embroidery floss using a stem stitch. I used that same stitch to sew circles at the end of each spoke.
I filled in each circle with a satin stitch – basically rows of straight stitching to fill in a space.
Once all the spokes were stitched, I glued the fabric around the piece that had been the face and added it back to the door of the clock.
I put everything back together and now I have a cute, sunny little clock that makes me smile every time I see it!
It’s little door even opens – and since the windows up top are so small, you can stash all kinds of things in there.
Like chocolate bars or bags of m-n-m’s or maybe surplus packages of ric rac.
I’m very low (obviously by my lack of stash) of Chocolate right now. Seriously. It’s like Defcon 1 on the emergency scale.
I do have a question though. I am fairly new to the spray-painting thing. The first time I’d spray painted something was back in April after I started this blog.
So I still sometimes get eager and glob on too much paint – or end up with little drips. I have slight coverage issues.
But I’m hoping you can help me out – what did I do to cause this crackling?
It’s just this tiny bit on the inside of the door, so won’t ever really be seen. But I don’t want to get all eager and spray paint a ginormous piece of furniture and end up with this not-so-snazzy cracked egg effect.
I appreciate any advice you have!!
Crackling aside – she’s super cute isn’t she?
It looks so cute sitting on my little antique radio. I’ll show you the big picture later in the week when I reveal the curtains that are on the window right next to this.
You want a sneak peek? Sure! Here you go . . .
Fun right?? And see how the flower has a big spoke design in the center?? LOVE how it matches the face of the clock.
So I’d love to hear what you think!! Crazy and Over the Top? or Bright and cute?
( I really hope you say the second one. . . . :)