One of the project I've been working on at home is trying to get my kitchen counter arrangements coordinated. They're mostly minor projects, but I'm beginning to realize with a full time job my time is extremely limited, and with the time change I can barely keep my eyes open when I get home.
Here's a clock I had on my counter. It was given to me by a friend several years ago. It was originally in my Study, but when we started experiencing a number of power shortages I became irritable having to reset my microwave clock 2-3 times weekly so I moved it from my Study into the kitchen.
While I know it isn't a kitchen clock, it's battery operated and I no longer have to worry about setting the time, but it's out of touch with my kitchen decor.
So after some thought I decided to paint it.
I used chalk paint (homemade) for the base coat.
Then I went over it with a gray blue paint...
While this was okay, the white was a bit too "clean" for me and the gray blue needed to be played down, so I decided to dirty it up with ocher.
Here's a close up
My kitchen clock all dirty-up!
Sometimes it's okay to dirty things up when you LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!
Oh wow!! wow!! thats a lovely makeover! :-)
what a difference! Looks so much better!
Returning the follow from Happy Hour Projects - I love your blog! Come on back in a couple of hours, the Freestyle Friday link party opens up at 5:00 EST and I LOVE seeing projects like this!!
Beautiful clock transformation! I love changing the look with a little paint and a lot of creativity! Thanks for joining me at Altered Artworks; and now following you, too!
You are one crafty gal!! Love it! I am your newest follower. Love you to drop back by my blog and sign up if you like.
Great job! Thanks for stopping by Reading Confetti! Happily following you back!
Oh-I don't know you and I already love you! You did a great job on that clock. NOW-get yourself over to Debbie Doo's blog (let me know if you can't find it) and get yourself known! She does a feature on newbies and you are going to be great for it! And...WHAT do we call you? Decor? Cents? C'monnn...need a name...first name...or sumthin'!
I am your newest follower. I love Nassau and when I lived in FL I was over there quite a bit. They used to run those flights for $99. round trip all the time. I love your home land! xo Diana
Looks so cute. Clever idea!
Great makeover! I wouldn't be game to do something like that.
Amazing what you can do with a little paint. It looks great!
I love the makeover on your clock. Thanks so much for stopping by. I am following you right back.
Dirt is our friend. lol You gave this clock so much personality. Nice.
I LOVE what you've done to this clock!!! I wish I had more time to work on fun projects like this one. Instead, I am working on making our fixer upper more functional! :)
I just want to drop in also to thank you for your sweet comment on my post - it is greatly appreciated. I hope you had a lovely weekend. Take care and enjoy your new week!
Your clock turned out great! I really like the way you dirtied it up, it added that something special.
it's amazing what a little paint can accomplish. doesn't look like the same piece at all!
Wow ! What a fabulous make over... Lovely !!
wow, this is great! I have a bunch of crystal stuff that looks pretty dated in my storage, I am gonna have to go get it our and work on it!
You really transformed that clock into a modern beauty! Thanks for sharing.
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