I was thrilled when my husband gave me a clock for our Anniversary about 6 years ago. This was before we built our new home and moved in about 18 months ago. Anyway, my clock was having a hard time adjusting to it's new space, with the higher ceilings and more furniture, it just sort of blended in with the walls....
So after some thought and while the hubby was at work, I decided to give this little clock some character. Time stood still.... and so did every other household chore while I sanded, painted, glazed, stained, painted some more. I think I used every faux finishing technique I have ever read about!
So as the day turned into evening, my heart started to pound a bit and my stomach got a little twisted in knots. What would my dear husband think?He hasn't ever had a problem with my wild bursts of redecorating but this was different, this was a gift....from Him.
I grabbed his hand as he walked through the door and turned him in the right direction ( I sometimes have to do this, he doesn't notice a whole lot, including the blinds I hung in the dining room while he was on a trip about 6 months ago!) so I turned him to face the clock and I said"Look!"
thump, thump, thump..goes my heart....
And he said "Ohhhhh!"....and then asked where I got the stencil for the bottom since he knows I can't freehand anything to save my life :) But he truly did love it!
(please note - the paint isn't as GREEN as the photos show...a really nice aged sage green, I swear!)
So while this look might not work for everyone, it fits in really well (or should I say it stands out a bit more?) in our home. :)
Hope this inspires you to try a little heart pounding, what the heck am I doing?, project of your own. You might be pleasantly surprised with the results!
I didn't go into too much description here of how it was done, but if anyone wants to know, just ask! :)