Wednesday, March 3, 2010
A little post I like to call ...
So, what's a girl to do while there's men working on fixing the studio and the craft bug bites? Why, change something of course!
Little M went down for his nap and I began searching the house for something that's been on the "to do" list, but never actually got done. Mission accomplished ...
I bought this clock at a thrift store AGES ago. Case in point, the baby picture. I put that picture in it when I bought it (it was a recent picture). That kid is now 12. Yeah ... time for an update.
First things first. I filled the nail holes with wood putty. I left some of the nicks and scrapes for "character". Gave it a light sanding, then wiped it clean (then vacuumed it clean with the crevice tool since the layer of dust on it was just about jurassic).
I removed the picture from the bottom, covered and taped the top clock portion, and went to play in the garage with the spray paint.
Since I couldn't leave the house (there were guys working in the studio and the baby was napping, remember), I had to use what I had on hand. Flat black will work. I also sprayed a thin layer of poly for good measure (satin, because I hate shiny).
Let it dry outside since it's the perfect day for it - windy as all get out - brought it in after about an hour, popped a new picture in, which is only two years old, set the correct time and presto-chango! New clock!
Not bad for about two hours worth of work and supplies that I had on hand, and I'm linking back to the Shabby Nest to share ...