I bought a vintage ("vintage" sounds so much nice than "old") schoolhouse clock two years ago at an estate sale for $5 bucks. There was something I loved about the cute, little clock & the house I bought it from. The clock belonged to a gentleman that had previously passed (not to be morbid) and I wanted to adopt it & take it home. I knew I could give it a little facelift, and still keep the memory the gentleman's adorable little cottage in Colorado. (I am a sap for things that have a story or memory)
I am not good at remembering to take "before" photos, so sadly, I don't have one for you. I do, however, have a picture from eBay of similar looking clock. So, you get the idea what this clock originally looked like: dated & brown.
We've been attacking so many home improvements here: kitchen re-do, new interior doors, new front door, new cemented front steps...I feel like the list goes on forever. Because of all of those expenses some functional decor pieces have kind of fallen by the wayside. We've been shelf-less above the toilet in one of our bathrooms for a while now. Yesterday I thought, "Ok, enough is enough!" and decided to embrace my inner "Build Like A Girl" and make some plank shelves. I think in total it cost me around $11.00. Not too shabby.
I would say the kitchen is about 75% done! Yay!! I still need cabinet hardware, and found 2 styles that I like but I haven't picked which one, so I'll keep you posted on that. Besides that, here are my last tasks: I need to repaint the ceiling, attack the large blank wall, and find some filler-decor pieces for the counter. But I wanted to show you the progress so far!
I am warning you- there are LOTS of pictures! =)
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