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« on: January 26, 2014 01:23:34 PM »

When we moved into our new house we discovered all sorts of very weird and wonderful things left behind and a few mundane things that were just plain ugly. One of those ugly things was the kitchen clock. Black plastic. Vaguely reminiscent of a bin bag Cry.

Sadly this thing keeps really good time and so we kept it. And blushed every time we looked at it Embarrassed.

This week I had a revelation: perhaps if I covered up the black plastic it would look better. I tried papier-macheing it with a nice floral paper. Yes much better Smiley, but the black still showed through and really, flowers are not my thing Undecided.
Ok, so the principal works, now I had to decide what I really wanted. I decided to go with some of the old library book pages that I've used before.

Much, much better Grin. It now looks a lot less embarrassing to look at. And much more suitable to the home we are building.

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« Reply #1 on: January 26, 2014 02:38:30 PM »

Way to turn lemons into gin & tonics!  I think it's great that you're able to see past the surface enough to both appreciate that the thing kept good time and to know that you could  make it something that looks like it belongs in your home.

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« Reply #2 on: January 26, 2014 03:38:20 PM »

Great idea and it looks unique! Smiley

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« Reply #3 on: January 26, 2014 05:31:49 PM »

A scholarly clock! Love it!

« Reply #4 on: January 27, 2014 02:03:49 AM »

Thank you all, I'm very pleased with it, and there'll be more of the same sort of theme coming.

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« Reply #5 on: January 27, 2014 07:12:42 AM »

It is a very good idea. It looks lovely now.

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