Like I said before we have been having a heat wave. It has been so hot out, it has actually been in the 100's. It rained last night and today, though, but it only added to the stickyness. So today it was wet and sticky and hot. I decided to do a project inside to take my mind off the fact that it was just so miserable out.
I had this clock that my Aunt and Uncle gave me years ago. It was perfect for my country kitchen then. Blue with geese. But for the last few years it has been hanging in the basement laundry room, with a dead battery. Recently my clock died and I replaced it with this one- temporarily. So today I decided to make the big step and paint it. It was a little more work that I expected, since the whole front was a paper insert and not painted on as I initially thought. I found a printable clock face online, and printed in on this "bark" paper that I actually have a few pads of. A couple coats of Color Traditions "Red Iron Oxide" paint, then I sanded and distressed it. I glued the clock face on and Mod Podged the front and replaced the hands and VOILA- my "new" kitchen clock. As you can see from the time difference it took several hours to complete, even inside with the A/C because it is so humid and sticky and I wanted the paint and the Mod Podge to dry completely.