Saturday, May 21, 2011

Clock Makeover

I've been changing up the look in my dining room these past few months and have especially loved redoing the top of my armoire.  I really think of it as a mantle, it has such a nice big top to decorate.  

As it was coming together I was missing one item to be the centerpiece of the space.  I was wishing I had the perfect clock for the spot when I remembered I did have a clock, but not the RIGHT clock. 


This clock was a left over from my former life doing home parties.  I always loved it but it had broken second hand and had been up in the closet for years.  I decided to make it over for my new look.

Not such a bad little clock, you might say.  But the brown wood and aged yellow face was not working for me.  I popped off the glass face and removed the hands.  Never needed the that broken second hand anyway!

I then made this face in MS DIP.   The 'Broderick Clockworks' is a nod to my hometown of Broderick, California and the Roman numerals MMXI are for 2011. 

I printed the face out and then spray painted the clock black and added a little silver glazing on the legs, top finial and embossing on the front.  After reassembeling I have this new beauty for my armoire.

So happy with the results!  Thanks so much for stopping by.  I would so love to hear your comments and would love to have you as a follower.  See you at the fun parties below~don't miss the fun!


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Friday, May 13, 2011

Vintage Suitcase Table

About 20 years ago I bought a vintage suitcase at a rummage sale.  It was metal and funky and I really loved it.  I used it in my then  country style of decor with muslin bunnies and vintage linens.  When I fazed that style out (thank goodness!!) it sat unused for years.  

I had recently seen some really lovely white painted suitcases around blogland so I got motivated to paint it white and use it in a project.  But when I went to get it I found it had rusted through!  So sad!   I was really bummed but determined to find another suitcase for my project. 

Yesterday I found this old gem at an antique store.

It had a few issues: someone had written on it in pen and the trim was coming off but overall it was in pretty good shape.   I glued down the trim and wiped it down then got to work.  I primed it with white spray paint and then gave it numerous coats of satin white with a brush.  I also added a little metal name plate that says boudoir, since it is destined to be a side table in my bedroom.
I am using this fun piece to display it.

It's a Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic luggage stand from Target.  My daughter bought it a few years back and decided she didn't want it so I snagged it.  I knew someday I would find a place for it.  Love it!!   So here is my table.  I am so happy with how it came out!  

Here's close up of my little tag:

Thanks so much for stopping by and  I would so love to have you as a follower!  Have a great weekend.  See you at these fun parties!


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Sunday, May 1, 2011

Grain Sack Tote Bags

The CitraSolv has pulled me in again!  I absolutely love this stuff and the things you can do with it!  Pillows, lamp shades, wall art... wherever your imagination takes you.  I have done a tutorial here about how to use it so I won't get into that but here are my latest creations: Grain Sack Tote Bags!  I did a giveaway last month for one of these and had lots of interest so I decided to make up some different styles including my fave: The Mr. Darcy.

Oh, Mr. Darcy, how you make a girl swoon with your charming words!    A few other new bags~

I've got a few listed in my Etsy shoppe.   Order by Tuesday for Mother's Day!  Linking up to these great parties!



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