One day, my friend, Patsy, came in for a visit and saw I was sanding the clock cabinet to prep it for it's 'new life.' "What are you doing?" she said. So, I explained about the broken clock and told her I was going to 'do something' but I wasn't sure what. "I want it," she said.
"Well, I'm not sure what it's going to be, " I said. "I don't care" she said, "I want it anyway." "Well, what would you like in this circle?" I said. "A photo of our new grandbaby" she said. "I'll bring one."
So, this is the photo she brought...a copy of one, of course.
This is her son, with his daughter, age 5 or 6, I think, along with the brand new baby...another sweet girl. Aren't they cute? The clock is supposed to be set at 5:17 because Patsy and her hubby, Bob, got married on May 17th. It wasn't exactly possible, or I would have covered up new baby's face, so here we are at probably 5:20! There's a daisy there, as Patsy loves daisies and I had to put something there.....and the beads are there because I needed to cover up some paper edges. Yeah, the clock face is barely visible, but why let a technicality stand in the way.
A close-up. Pretty sweet, don't you think?
I thought it needed birds. You know me. And, Patsy wanted the inside to be green. We share green...it's our favorite color! So, let there be birds!!
A couple of tiny birds inside the door.
A larger bird and a butterfly on the back wall of the little cabinet. FUN! I didn't show the photo, but the drawer is lined in green too and has a butterfly flitting around in there!
This is the very top of the cabinet looking down. I love the hardware on this little piece. Did I say I bought this at a flea market several years ago? It was a very dark reddish brown. Until now.
Of course, I had to add something on the back....no surface can be left 'undone!
A close-up of those birds. Evidently, they have a song to sing. Now, the way I work, I would have added more to the back...but I ran out of time. I never know when to quit, if you know what I mean.
A side view of the little cabinet. It's about fourteen inches or so tall. About six or seven inches across. I loved the cabinet and I wasn't going to throw it away, even though I had no idea what to do with it. So, now we know......it's a 'birth announcement clock!" I think Patsy should add her new granddaughter's birth date, weight all all stuff inside the door.
What do you think?
So, there you are....another project done! Let's see, what can I keep from the landfill next?
Y'all take care out there.....and have some FUN! pat