I wanted an interesting clock for my kitchen. I had a specific project in mind - a cutlery clock. I'd seen it in one of the issues of Better Homes and Gardens magazine. The original project had a salad bowl for the clock face and I couldn't make that work as I don't have a drill. So I made an ambitious trip to the Op Shop one Sunday afternoon and came back home with a dozen forks 'n' spoons and an old clock. I thought I'd improvise and make one using the old clock. However, a couple of hours later, I ended up with spoons 'n' forks that wouldn't stick to the plastic hiney of the clock and three of my fingers that were almost glued together permanently! Anyways, once I recovered from the sticky trauma, I decided to wrap up the cutlery and stow it away for some other time. Instead, I kind of just went with the flow and made a simpler one. I pulled the clock apart carefully, traced a circle onto black card stock to make the face and wrote the numbers using my white gel pen. I had a set of 'coffee' cards from Ikea and I simply cut one to fit my clock and glued it in the center. Then I attached the clock mechanism, painted the frame yellow and finished by fixing the glass back. I love it!
A couple of days later, Husby & I were in a mall and I saw my dream clock in one of the stores...complete with six forks, six spoons, a plate for the face and tiny knives for the hands. Oh the irony!
Never mind, I still love my shabby, handmade one that ticks away on my kitchen wall :)