Friday, May 28, 2010

It's Coffee Time!

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 :)

6 comments:

Juhi said...

Hey this is lovely Divya....great job......I have never applied my craft skill for any kinda home improvement.....
PS:I like the new look of your blog....

Spardha said...

WOW!!.. love the project!!.. amazing..
loved to hear abt ur new adventure and the sticky situation! ;)
nd it turned out really really well!
and ur blog is lukin nyc!!

AshKuku said...

Hey Divya!!!!

Thanks for stopping by to put a word regarding the luscious candy..... It is a treat for sure.... I never win one ;-(

Anyways but I am fortunate for sure to know you through this... I was just dumbstruck when I landed up at your space.... & I was all thankful to you for introducing yourself..... If not I would have missed an opportunity of knowing your awesome space with such brilliant creations..... I spent an hour on your space, surfing through..... * loved every bit of my stay here..... I kept calling my hubby to peek in at all the perfect executions & creations..... Loved it with all my heart & did envy you too... for u enjoy all the products that I have been yearning for..... Stampin Up! is my favorite as far as stamping is concerned...Their products I feel are very sophisticated & perfect to make us all Slurpee!!!!!
I am happy to see your creations, all perfect & classy!!!! That is what I look & like in any creation that one makes.... If that is not there, I tend to feel disappointed, that though one is blessed with the right equipments, they are unable to bring out the best in them..... I really feel proud to see your creations meet those standards & more so, as you are an INDIAN, who is able to keep up with those standards abroad.... To prove to the world that we are in no way, Just The Good, But In All Ways The BEST!!!!!!

Hugs ))))) & God Bless!!!!!

Ash.....
(http://asha-oceanichope.blogspot.com/)

Divya Rao said...

Thank you everyone :)

Shalini said...

the altered clock luks savvy!!! though i wud love to c u try dat fork and knife thing too in future sometime maybe... sounds super fun!!!

Tejashree said...

its really nice. i love to make things for my house. ur idea is very nice. thanks for sharing with us.