Tuesday, May 17, 2016

For the Little Ones

I haven’t posted about my estate sale finds lately, so I thought you might like to see some of the vintage goodies that I’ve recently acquired for children.

I bought this vintage baby quilt last weekend. The kitten-and-puppy pattern is so sweet. It needed a little TLC, so I soaked it and washed it and now it’s ready for its next precious owner.

Along with the baby quilt, I found these other vintage children’s items….

Little Boy Blue silver baby cup….

A First Little Golden Book and a Beatrix Potter classic….

A tiny chick pinback, made in Hong Kong….

A Christmas rocker toy, made in Japan….

And finally, a metal tea set....

There were only a few pieces, but I couldn’t resist.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

An Upcycled Wall Clock

Design and DIY blogs inspire me. Magazines and Pinterest do, as well, but it was a recent Pottery Barn catalog that inspired my latest project.

This full page illustration of a clock/magnet board/chalkboard really appealed to me....

Pottery Barn catalog inspiration

Being the chalkboard fanatic that I am, you would think it was the big round chalkboard that caught my eye, but it was actually the clock face that had me doing a double take. The PB clock face reminded me of an old wall clock that I bought decades ago. It was stored in the attic, so I retrieved it, made sure it still worked, and here she is……….. dated 1979…..

Can you see the simularity in the clock faces?

Forgive me, but this next picture has nothing to do with completing this project. If you own a cat, you’ll understand……

Meet my nosy "assistant" Smokey

Back to the project…..  I loved the big round chalkboard in the PB catalog, but I just didn’t think I could afford to have a large donut fabricated out of sheet metal, much less figure out how to safely attach it to my clock; so I did the next best thing. I just painted around the face of my clock with chalkboard paint and TA DA…..

Easy, peasy!
Now she looks more like a 21st century clock!

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