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Tuesday, August 13, 2013

Tic Tock ... it's a New Clock

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Happy Tuesday!

When we first bought this secretary (you can see how I transformed it HERE) earlier this year, I added an iron piece I had on hand above it as a temporary filler.  For months, I couldn't decide between a piece of art OR a clock ... art ... clock; clock ... art. Po-tae-to ... po-tah-to.  I gave up.


Then, last week, as I ran into Big Lots to grab something totally unrelated, I spotted this pretty (and really inexpensive) clock.  Without debating with myself in aisle 3, I scooped it up thinking it.just.might.work. 


It looks a bit heavy and ornate, doesn't it?  Well, thankfully, it's not!  In fact, it's made of PLASTIC and light as a feather!  My clumsy self truly appreciated that as I tried to balance the "tiny" mounting hole onto the wall.


Once it was up, I then decided to add a bit of greenery on top of the secretary to give the clock a bit more presence:


BEFORE:



AFTER:



*Yup,* it.just.might.work!

Now, I'm off to get my kitchen ready as I'm excited to be part of another series, featuring kitchen tours!  I hope you'll join us ... there's going to be an amazing giveaway!



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26 comments:

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I love it, Becca! I bet it was a great price, too. I always forget about Big Lots. I guess because I don't often pass one; I have to make it a planned trip to find one.

Pam - @diy Design Fanatic said...

Gorgeous Becca! Love that secretary of yours and the clock looks great above it and gives it height. Also love the edited and enhanced photo at the end of your post. What photo editor do you use and would love to know where you get the graphics(ie. the shield and oval) Thanks!

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

The clock looks great Becca and I love the added greenery!
Love that secretary!

Shannon Fox said...

Tick tick it's a darling clock. Love it my dear. You are such a good decorator! I just love everything you do. It's a given if I'm over here, I'm gonna love it! See you at the kitchen tour!!

Shannon Fox said...

Tick tick it's a darling clock. Love it my dear. You are such a good decorator! I just love everything you do. It's a given if I'm over here, I'm gonna love it! See you at the kitchen tour!!

Judy said...

well of course i love anything you do and i have to say i like both looks equally. but there's something about clocks, isn't there? i have a little bit of a clock fetish and have small ones all around.

looking forward to the kitchen tours...my favorites are yours (of course) and karianne's!

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

Looks like a rather expensive piece Becca.
Looking forward to the kitchen tour! Luv peeking in homes.
Hugs, Gee

The 2 Seasons said...

It was great to meet you at Haven. We can't wait till next year! I have to say I love your house. I could move right in. I can't wait to explore more of your blog and I am going to send your blog to my friend she will love your style! Cheers!

Shelia Williamson said...

Beautiful beautiful beautiful! Love your secretary and the clock looks great.
Oh, I'm excited about seeing kitchens!
bE a sweetie,
Shelia ;0

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh that clock was waiting for you Becca!!!...looks beautiful over the secretary!!

Petra said...

Plastic? Cool! I wonder what you're going to do with the iron piece you had there before?!

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

Tick tock, love your clock!!!:):) It is perfect there. Sometimes I find great stuff at Big Lots, who knew??? XO, Pinky

Shana Franks said...

Love the clock AND the greenery Becca... it adds just the right touch :)

NanaDiana said...

I LOVE the clock, Becca. It is just perfect for the area. Great find. xo Diana

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

Love your new clock, Becca! It's perfect above the secretary!

Tina C said...

The clock and the greenery make a big difference. I love it.

Sherry @ Thrift My House said...

LOVE it!!! I am a clockaholic, watchahlic. I just love them.
And this clock does look heavy and nice. Love Big Lots deals!

Art and Sand said...

I am just kicking myself as I look at that beautiful white secretary desk. We sold one that belonged to my husband's mother. Of course, we had no space for it, but oh, what I could have done with it now that I am not afraid to paint.

Cynthia said...

Love the clock and the greenery was the perfect finishing touch! I can't wait to see the kitchen tours. I am looking forward to it very much!

Cynthia

Maria Elena said...

The new clock is just perfect! Great choice!

Ann from On Sutton Place said...

I liked the before but the after is amazing! Can't wait to see your kitchen. Happy Weekend Becca!

Eclectically Vintage said...

Now you'll never miss 5 o'clock cocktail hour!
Kelly

Daune Pitman | Cottage in the Oaks said...

Becca....love your clock! It was great meeting you at Haven a few weeks ago! Hope your week is off to a super start. Blessings......

Kathryn Ferguson Griffin said...

Becca, what a great clock! It looks beautiful above your pretty secretary. It does look heavy. Nice that it is light...especially when hanging it up. Thanks for sharing. I would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which is still live. Here is the link if you want to check it out. http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2013/08/make-it-pretty-monday-week-63.html Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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