Saturday, June 26, 2010

Clock Update

Just a quick post while hubby is off with the kids doing the grocery shopping, (he loves it, I hate it - works well).
After I posted about this clock that I was planning to make-over, I had a few commenters saying I should leave it as is. I agree it's a lovely clock with loads of character, but I am going for a more pared back, clean look.






Which is why it looks like this now....



I used wooden letters from Spotlight and large (okay huge) upholstery nailhead.

Please excuse the fact that you can see the hanging rope of the frame. Haven't got around to fixing that yet.




Another little project from this week....this is before



.....and this is after




The shade is definitely not staying. It's just a spare I had lying around.




37 comments:

Paper Tree Design said...

I always love your before and afters, the clock looks great ... and I'm now on the lookout for my own little lamp base to transform. Michelle

Kristopher K Design said...

How lucky you are that hubby likes grocery shopping :) Your new makeovers are such fun - love them both, Cheers Kris :)

Tina said...

Ange, your clock looks fabulous! I can't believe it is the same clock! As for the lamp, I love it!! I agree with Michelle's comment above...your before and afters are always so fabulous! Enjoy the rest of your weekend ~ Tina xx

Anna said...

Ange...both projects turned out a treat...the clock I can barely recognise...I do still love the original look..but seeing it all put together in the final pic with the frame..I can see what look you were aiming for and you got it spot on..love it!
Lamp base...awesome..love it in black and white. Fab job lovely x

Alison said...

Ange love what you have done with the clock. Looks fabulous
Alison

Trish @ A dream house for Trish said...

Fantastic job Ange, I love the clock & the lamp, You have a great eye for this stuff!!!

Ann said...

What a transformation... you are clever. Just thought I should tell you that the sun is out here (I know you are interested in your old home) Lovely crisp clear day with the chance of a shower I imagine!!

Creamy White said...

Hi Ange! Your clock looks so nice. I'll never tell is the same clock, ever!!!
I think you have to do the way you enjoy it, right? And I'm sure you will enjoy this a lot. Looks so nice over the table with the decorations!
Have a super weekend! And enjoy beign alone a bit too!
hugs, Li :-)

Faith, Trust, and a Little Pixie Dust said...

Wow, I'm impressed with your clock re-do. How inventive to change the whole personality of it. I'm inspired! And I love it hanging in the frame. Nice job.

Warmly, Michelle

A Room For Everyone said...

I love what you did with the clock, very creative..Rachaelxx

Amanda said...

Your clock looks great Ange and what a lovely lamp base.

Jenny said...

You have had a busy weekend! Both projects look great and you have placed them with lovely decorations too. Nice job!

Jeanne said...

These are great Ange, what a fabulous eye you have! I am with you on the grocery shopping too. I hate it, my husband loves it...a perfect fit:)

Jeanne

Sarah said...

Wow you wouldn't even think it was even the same clock base! LOVE IT!
Aaaggghhh grocery shopping....I'll leave it at that!

Kerry said...

Awesome...both of them. I am very envious of that clock!

Sixty-Fifth Avenue said...

I love the makeover you gave the clock! I was thinking It was perfect the way it was too, but I love the after even more!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

That clock is amazing! what a transformation!

Bringing Pretty Back said...

Isn't it amazint it is winter there and summer here! Thanks so much for visiting, commenting on and following my blog! I love yours. That is wonderful your hubby loves to do the grocery shopping! YES! come spring I will have to send this post to you! ( :
Have a pretty night,
Kristin

Bringing Pretty Back said...

amazing! sorry!

Blue Artichoke Interiors said...

Ange,
Thanks for stopping by my blog. I would be honored for you to mention my post on your blog. I hope you like Part 2, the bench that goes with the table.
Susie

Kyandra said...

Hi Ange, loved the before clock but you are right the after is fabulous....really like the frame idea...so very clever and creative ...inspiring thanks for sharing Kym x

Cottage Dreamers said...

The clock looks perfect in your house and I love the lamp. Nice work!
☺ Celeste

Gail at Victorian at Heart said...

When I read your blog, I thought, yes I'd leave it that way until I saw your after picture, then I thought what a creative lovely piece you created. The frame around it, is so clever. I also have a corner just like you so I am now thinking of changing it. Thanks for your inspiring post.

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laura said...

Hi Ange,
I just wanted to thankyou for your very lovely comment, you are so sweet. It would be really kind of you to mention my blog, you are such a thoughtful lady. Your clock looks beautiful too, it was such a lovely touch to use the nailhead trims. The lamp is just gorgeous! You really are inspirational Ange!
I hope you get this message! I didnt see an email address. I wish you luck in the giveaway, but I will do more later . I love giving them away more than selling them!!! Its way more fun!! Well, I am back to bed, its 4am here, i couldnt sleep once again.. Have a very lovely wednesday! Hugs,
Lauraxx

Cornflake said...

Great work, I love how you've transformed that clock. I really want a clock like that, I have my eye out for a bargain!

I'm swimming in projects, nice to see your finished ones!! :-)

Mommy Mayhem said...

I love the makeover clock!! Your a true artist!

Kelly @ Much To Do With Nothing said...

Great makeovers Ange. I really like the clock's new look! And I'm a sucker for any lamp makeover.
You asked if I found slipcovers more difficult than upholstery. That's the 64 million dollar question. You know with upholstrery you have to sew a lot of pieces together before you put them on the furniture anyway. But you pull it all tight and staple it to the bottom. Looks great! Right?
With the slips, they have to fit perfectly, and there's so much fitting and re-fitting. I would still rather do that than deal with removing the old fabric and all of those staples! LOL
Kewlly

Millie said...

Ange I had to read the first couple of lines of your post about 6 times - MOTH would rather have all his toenails pulled out with a rusty pair of pliers than go supermarket shopping! Fab job with the clock, it's a winner.
Millie ^_^

A Very Fine House {and katrinaleechambers.com} said...

OMG you have been so busy with so many little makeovers! So clever. Love seeing what you have been up to!! K xo.

Life in the Country Lane said...

Hi, thank you for becoming a follower - I am just beginning the addictive blogging life! Love your 'before meets after blogs' - they look great both before and after....thanks for the inspiration, I am now looking forward to more of my own projects x

Petie said...

Thanks for stopping by! Love the clock, both ways. The frame really gives it added interest. AND, I love that your husband takes the kids and goes grocery shopping....lucky girl.

laura said...

Hi Ange, I am so sorry you had trouble finding my blog! You are so sweet to keep looking though! I am still admiring your clock; you really have a great touch with furnishings!
I hope you have a lovely weekend. Is it school holidays over east now?
Hugs from laura xx

Letitia Linke said...

Just found your blog.Love the clock makeover. Also the chairs from an earlier post!

Letitia Linke said...

Thanks for you lovely comments on my blog! I would of course be more than happy to be mentioned on your blog! Please feel free to use any pictures you wish. Still finding my feet in the blog world. x

Kellie Collis said...

Delightful lamp! Have a gorgeous weekend xx

Natasha said...

I am a bit late to visit but I just had to tell you that I LOVE your clock! You have done a great job and it fits in so well with your decor. Well done Ange!

Hope your week is wonderful.

Best wishes always,
Natasha.
xo