my ikea hack
So I went to Ikea the other day. And I bought this clock.
I’d been looking online for something cheery for our kitchen, but I hadn’t found anything. And I was getting impatient, because I kept glancing at the bare wall where a clock should have been.
This one seemed fine. And cheap! And kinda retro.
And while I was there, I grabbed these napkins. Just because I thought they were pretty.
And then it hit me that the napkins might look nice on the clock!
So I grabbed my scissors, and some Mod Podge, and I cut little petals out of the napkins and glued the petals around in a scallopy border.
But then the clockface itself looked a little plain. A little sad.
So I decoupaged a few flowers in the middle. And painted a few highlights.
Now we just need to figure out how to hang it so it doesn’t fall off the wall when the back door slams (like our last 3 kitchen wall clocks have).
I loved making this clock! The cutting! The pasting! The sense of anticipation! I had the song “La Vie En Rose” going through my head the whole time. Especially my favorite line: “Everyday words seem to turn into love songs.”
That’s something I need to remind myself next time I feel sad. I am always happy when I’m making things.