Thursday, May 26, 2011

Time for a new clock...

Since we moved in our house, we have always had a large clock in our living room. At first, I never paid any actual attention to the function, it was hanging on the wall for decoration purposes only. But, everytime I asked hubby what time it was, he pointed to the wall. So then I got used to checking the time on the wall clock and depending on it to make sure I was out of the house on time for school.

A couple of months ago, Hayden started a stage where he beat his big head against anything near him, doors, furniture, and you guessed it, walls. One day we weren't paying enough attention to his head-banging and so he banged hard enough that the clock fell straight off the wall and bounced off his head. That was the end of that clock.

The clock hasn't been replaced because I'm super picky about what I want to do with that space. Since I'm obsessed with mirrors and all, I've really been contemplating creating some sort of mirrored clock. We recently replaced the standard frameless mirror in our master bath with a framed one from Kirkland's outlet. So I have a mirror that can be cut down to size. The issue is finding a clock kit that I like and figuring out what type of numbers I am going to use(Roman numerals or block numbers?) and if I want to etch the numbers or use vinyl or paint. 

I've got a few images of what I like, but not really sure how I'm going to cover the edge of the raw mirror if I have it cut down. Maybe I need to scour the area for a round frame? Or maybe a large square frame with the numbers in a circular design?? I'm so indecisive!!

I'm loving this one from Restoration Hardware. I love the circular design and square frame. How in the world would I get this design on a mirror?? Stencil paint possibly? Projector??

I also like the antique look of this one, but it has no hands, so not actually a working clock.

This one is modern and sleek, but no numbers and I'm not patient enough to try to picture numbers in my head :)

Love these two as well!! I guess I have a lot of decisions to make!! The biggest part is going to be trying to get hubby to take the huge mirror to the glass shop to have it cut down. Luckily, it's not far from our house and they have even offered to cut it for free! What nice people they are!

Maybe someone will have some suggestions for me!

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