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Color-Blocked Clock (in which I literally deface an object in multiple senses of the word)

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Please do not try to say the first three words of this post title three times fast. It could get awkward.

Annnyyyway.

I got this great square clock from my mother-in-law. (The grungy carpet courtesy of our apartment complex.)

square clock dark wood

We had it hanging in our dining room gallery wall for a while, and more recently it has perched on our bookshelf, but then I got the itch to do something crazy with it.

So I took it all apart–the back part, the clock part, the glass, the frame, and about 45 screws the size of a large pimple (defacement number 1: removing clock face. Get it?).

half-painted clock frame

Ken was quite perturbed when I called it a night having painted only half of the frame. (This, my friends, is defacement number 2: the taking of something perfectly good and slathering paint all over it.)

But I had a vision that he could not thwart.

I carefully used Frogtape to block of the non-painted area and I blasted that frame with some blingy gold spraypaint.

Mint and gold color-blocked clock. (!)

Ken was thrilled. He likes the mint and gold combo much better than the half-painted look he thought he would have to live with.

I like it because it is shiny.

Big plans are ahead for this little clock, so…tune in next time! (Or perhaps a time or two beyond that. You never know around here.)

Linking up over at Evolution of Style blog, House of Helpworths, and Our Fifth House.

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6 thoughts on “Color-Blocked Clock (in which I literally deface an object in multiple senses of the word)

  1. I love the clock! Such a creative mind you are blessed with 🙂

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  3. It turned out great! I love the combo of the mint & gold!

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  5. I love this!! Great color combination and it gives the clock such a fresh, modern look! Well done (had to giggle at not saying your post title three times fast). 😉

    Thanks for linking up to my Project Party – I will be featuring this!

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