Wednesday, September 15, 2010

Hickory Dickory Dock…

… I’ve been inspired to make clocks. 
They’re cute and they’re funky,
to useful from junky. 
Hickory dickory dock.

(Okay, so I’m officially a big nerd.)

So, here’s the story.  Once upon a time, there was a sad cabinet door in the free pile at the Habitat Restore.


His brothers were repurposed into new cabinet doors for a fantastic armoire, but his second life was to take on a little more unexpected a form.


With just some on-hand paint, the workings from a $1.50 thrift store clock, and a DiscHanger that I got in my Tour de Thrift goody bag, Mr. Nobody-would-even-pay-a-buck-for-me-at-the-Restore took on a fun new persona as quite fantastic clock!  :)




I’m so inspired!  I want to go out and make everything into a clock!  Be on the look out.  We may just have to change our name to Clocks-R-Us.  ;)


Linking to:

My Backyard Eden, Domestically Speaking, The Shabby Chic Cottage, Tatertots and Jello, Under the Table and Dreaming

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  1. You are just so talented! I love it. I just love turquoise and read together!

  2. That is adorable! I admire your vision to see the beauty in the junk. :) Don't you just LOVE the restore. You can get things for so cheap...and give to charity at the same time. It's a win win.

  3. I love it! I've transformed many of those doors from the ReStore. Chalkboards, painted signs, cork many possibilities, though I never considered a clock :) Going on my list!

  4. OH GREAT! More self-control to not drop everything Im doing and go make a clock. Thanks for the inspiration... love the color combo and general design! Absolutely funky fresh my friend.

  5. pure AWESOMENESS. i love it ann marie! so clever and the colors are great!

  6. Muy excellente sister!
    Muy excellente!

  7. Love the colors you used, great clock

  8. How cute is that? Love the colors you used!

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions
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  9. What a great idea! Thank you for sharing!

  10. So cute! Looks great! I really love the colors.

  11. Its beautiful love the colors

    I am hosting my own link up party Sew Crafty Saturday would love it if you stopped by and linked up :)

    Mayya @ Sew Chic and Unique

  12. LOVE IT! I put this link in my post here...thanks for the inspiration!

  13. GENIUS!!! I HAVE to do this!! Thanks for sharing!

  14. What a great idea. Thanks so much for entering. Don;t you just LOVE DISChangers. They are my FAVORITE thing to hang anything with.


  15. I love this idea! I have some old cabinet doors in my garage that I picked up at a yard sale. Can't wait to see what I can do with them. :)

  16. I can't believe that you painted that - it looks so good!

  17. That is awesome!! Such a great idea!
    Thanks for sharing it. :)


  18. Fantastic makeover. There's a ReStore by me that I'll have to check out now.
    April @

  19. I love this idea!! I'm in the middle of trying to make one! Please check it out at my blog!

  20. adorable repurposing! LOVE the color combo!

  21. This is seriously cute! I love the red and turquoise together.

  22. it's amazing! the whole look of it is just so great!

  23. SO CUTE! I love this idea! Im in the process of starting a business& I've revamped several cabinet doors to the usual chalk boards or serving trays but I've never seen one made into a clock before. I think I might have to "borrow" your idea. Check out my blog of you get a chance

  24. Love your blog and this project - so creative and fun! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of clock re-dos and makeovers here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist


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