Time for a clock update

Get it? TIME? Just checking, it IS Monday. 😉

This was a quick, little project that was also free since I had all the materials handy. Here’s the clock I’ve had since we lived in Houston…..(mental math happening)…6 plus years ago.

After we moved it, to Austin, it’s hands were broken, and I took it to a clock repair shop. The owner kindly informed me that the clock was “cheap” and not worth fixing since I could just go buy a new one. I thanked him for his advice, and asked him to please fix it anyway because I didn’t want a new one, I liked it.

Well, a couple of moves later, the clock was broken again, and I wasn’t loving the look that much anymore. I’ve been hanging onto it though. And like with so many things, paint can work wonders. (Check out something else I transformed with paint here)

I gave it a thin, dry brushing of Rust-Oleum Chalked Paint *, which I’ve used for several things and I really like, and recommend.

 

I hung the clock on the wall above our TV:

 

 

This area is still a work in progress. We plan to mount the TV, eventually, so I wanted to leave some space below for that. That board, was a recent project, and has all our shared addresses on it.  The roman numerals are our anniversary date.

As you can see, the clock is decorative only. But I’m happy with it, and as always, energized when I can change things up for little, or no money. Before you get rid of something, see if there’s a way you can paint it, or reuse it! Let me know if you do, I’de love to hear about it!

Thanks for reading -Steph

*If you use my link to purchase this paint from Amazon, I will get a small percentage of your sale. This is at no extra cost to you.

He that has a choice has trouble. ~Dutch Proverb

We had our first of several design center appointments, and oy! SO. MANY. CHOICES. I consider myself to be a pretty decent decision maker, but don’t love having an over abundance of choices. I know what I love, like, and hate.
When I was choosing a wedding cake, the bakery had three big fat binders full of sample cakes to be inspired by. I said, “I’ll look at this binder,” picked one up, “and choose from this one. I’ll never know what I missed.” There’s really no need to look at 900 cakes is there? No.
Not to mention, Brian and I make almost every decision together…like, I’ll call him at work to discuss something at COSTCO. I know I CAN make the decision, I just really like to know what he thinks! So, many phone calls and picture texts were exchanged.One of my first choices was exterior paint color. As in, here’s a two inch thick binding of paint swatches. Pick one. Okay, yikes.  But, I have always wanted a yellow house. I started in the yellow family and decided on one. I think this is it.
What do y’all think?

The stone is what will be used as skirting under the siding and down to the ground. There won’t be much of it you can see. The blue is what I chose for the front door! A blue front door! Pretty excited about that….obviously. The white will be trimming the windows. Here’s just a sample picture of the house so you can picture it:
Here’s my interior paint choices: Toasted Almond. Yes, totally up my alley. (Brian’s reaction: “boring.”-sorry honey.) If you know me at all, you know that tan is my neutral go to. You also know that I love throw pillows. All throw pillows go with tan. So, toasted almond it is. The cream color is for the beadboard wainscoting throughout the house.

The kitchen was where I spent the bulk of my time during my appointment and where I still need a little help. I’ll post more on that later.

In other house news, we have a survey, should have our official deed this week and have crossed off the first step towards getting power set up. Moving right along….

Love,

Steph