back from the edge of a crafting disaster
Last December, my brother-in-law spotted a discarded clock left out for the trash as he was out running an errand. Quick as a flash, he tossed it into his truck.
Back at home, his wife said no thank you to the clock.
A week or two later when Cristy and I were at their house visiting, he offered the wayward clock to us. Cristy said yes immediately. She loves all clocks.
It was a little bit, um, shall-we-say, gold for my taste, but the size was good. I thought to myself I could tone it down somehow – maybe a white ground with black numerals.
The plan took shape over the course of a weekend and I was encouraged by the results.
But sadly, I could not get the clock hands reinstalled correctly. They bent horribly and my frustration got the better of me. I took the clock out to the trash can. DONE!
Back in my craft room, I still had the circular frame and the glass that covered the clock. Didn’t have the heart to throw them out too, so they sat there for a while.
Then I decided to make a mirror, salvaging the parts remaining. I wanted something positive to come from this experience — anything.
This was the first time I used Krylon’s Looking Glass spray paint. The reflective glass turned out darker than I anticipated.
I decoupaged a variety of colorful paper around the plastic frame with Mod Podge, Then glued the mirror to the frame and added a hanging wire to the back.
And now it has a new home in the crafting room.
I couldn’t be more thrilled. Another crafting disaster averted.
Thank you for dropping in – hope you are having a wonderful weekend!