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Saturday, July 16, 2011

Like Clockwork....

Lately I've seen so many roman numeral clock pieces around blog land and in catalogs, but of course now that I'm writing about them, I can't find any to link to!

A few months ago I found this big glass dome at Goodwill for $5. It was quite a find, especially since it was in perfect condition so I took it home with me. Unfortunately it has been sitting in my spare room since then....





 I've tried a few different plates and bases, but nothing looked quite right. Yesterday, my mom and I were out running a few errands and stopped in a thrift store near her house. Waiting for me was this guy:






It used to be a clock, but the hands were missing. It had lots of potential and when I got it home, it fit just perfect with my lonely glass dome.

Since I didn't want the metal piece poking up in the middle, I had to pry off the clock mechanism that was still attached to the back.





 Once that was done, I cleaned her up, added a little votive bird holder (also found yesterday for $0.99), a little white vase (Goodwill $0.49), and a hydrangea from the backyard and she was just perfect!


For now, it has a home on my kitchen table, but I think it will eventually end up on this antique dresser (which I worked on today) and will post final pictures soon!!

I'm linking up to Thrifty and Fabuless' party!

6 comments:

  1. Nice! It reminds me of Beauty and the Beast!

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  2. The dome and the clock were amazing finds! I love when two random strays come together to make something awesome! I had a similar experience, you can read about it here if you want:
    http://maidendshade.blogspot.com/2011/07/finial-or-really-big-chess-piece.html

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  3. Wow, I really like this. You found a great base.
    Karen G

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  4. This is so pretty! I love it! I would love it if you would share this and/or any other projects you have been up to at Tuesday Talent Show at Chef In Training! Thanks so much and I hope to see you there!
    -Nikki
    http://chef-n-training.blogspot.com/

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  5. LOVE what you did with those pieces. You've inspired me to think even more outside the box than I normally do when I'm shopping at Goodwill.

    Visiting from Project Queen. Following you now. :)

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  6. That is awesome! I love the clock! Super clever. here from the Project Queen

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