I always think a project is going to take so much less time than it actually does.
In my mind….we were going to finish the kitchen at the gatehouse in a week.
In mean….what could take so long?
We just had to paint the counter tops and paint the walls and paint the open shelving and paint the cabinets and then do this really cool finish on the cabinet doors and then paint strips on the walls and add lettering on the walls and buy some new furniture.
And in my mind….all that would take about a week.
My mind was wrong.
Right now the kitchen looks like this.
If you squint….can’t you see the stripes on the wall and the painted shelving and the new flooring and the new furniture?
Can’t you see the brightly colored bowls in different patterns lining the shelves?
Am I the only one?
I was a little frustrated with the kitchen and its completely non-painted self.
So of course….I did what any frustrated kitchen owner would do….
I painted a clock.
A big, pink, almost grandfather-looking clock.
It made me so happy.
And the best part?
In my mind….it was only going to take the afternoon to paint the clock….
….and it did.
To create this clock….all you need is a blank wall….
….and this vinyl clock kit from IKEA.
I bought the kit and cut out the pieces.
Then I traced around the clock with a pen.
Make sure you trace just inside the edge of the clock so your vinyl will cover the painted edge.
After I traced it….I started painting inside the outline.
It took three layers of paint to cover.
Paint around the outside with a small brush and use a big brush to fill in the middle.
When I was finished….it looked like this.
Just a hot pink outline of an almost-grandfather clock.
After the paint dried….I applied the vinyl pieces back onto the outline where I had traced them.
Then….to complete the whole grandfather clock look….I added an inexpensive clock to the top.
The clock came from IKEA, too.
Just for the record….my mind thought this was genius.
When I finished the clock….I was so happy.
I actually completed something for the gate house.
One painted project down.
Only 27 more to go…..
…..good thing I have a week.
PS If you don’t have an IKEA near you…you could just paint an outline and trace it with a paint pen.