On a recent thriftazganza I unearthed a clock from underneath a child’s toilet seat. Yes I still picked it up. I don’t let the threat of infectious diseases stop me. After I removed the clock works I thoroughly disinfected the glorious 70’s ish masterpiece. Fortunately for me the maker of this clock really liked to poly urethane the heck out of things, so the surface was non-porous by like four layers. Once the specimen of great design was dry. I tested to make sure the works worked. They DID! yea. I then pulled out my treasure trove of clock hands and selected a new pair.
I couldn’t figure out what to use for the numbers. I went through several options before settling on some buttons. These are the kind that have a hole in the back instead in the center, so snipped the hole down with wire cutters to make them sit flush. A little Elmer’s glue and now it is rescued.
While my hand slowwwwllly mends I have found time to check out some other past projects. If you a thrift shopper like me then you have a list of things to look for when you are out and about.
I love vintage trays and there is a nice stockpile building in the basement. I also keep my eyes peeled for old broken clocks that have cool hands that I can reuse. I usually end up mixing and matching the works from different clocks because that would be too hard to find both for a good price. This is my favorite of the ones I have made. I love the way the blue hands look against the yellows. Simply drill a whole in the middle and click together the pieces, add a battery and hang.
I have noticed that other bloggers calculate the price of their creations so… tray .99, clock works 1.99, [contact-form][contact-field label=’Name’ type=’name’ required=’1’/][contact-field label="Email" type="email" required="1"/][contact-field label="Website" type="url"/][contact-field label="Comment" type="textarea" required="1"/][/contact-form] my time one million dollars. not too shabby.