Walking home from work a week ago I passed a house that was being gutted in preparation for remodelling. On a big pile of garbage was a funky reproduction wall clock. It was filthy dirty and had a few sharp nails sticking out here and there, but I saw the potential. It’s fully modern and it’s clockworks are the cheap plastic battery operated kind. But I loved it at first sight.
I dragged out my homemade white chalk paint and gave it a couple of good coats. The lines of the clock were pretty enough on their own, but I wanted to add a bit of embellishment. I have a little grapevine wreath that I have used oh so many times, and I was delighted when it fit the clockface perfectly. It has been many colours, some of which now peek softly through the white paint.
I wanted to make it into a wall planter, and figuring out how to do that was the hardest part of the project. I played with baskets and various types of wire and screening. I finally settled on this lace embellished burlap that I glued on using Marine Goop. It is strong and pretty, and will allow for drainage. Then I stuffed the little pocket with end-of-summer white flowers (sweet alyssum, pansies and Alaskan daisies that rebloomed once we finally started getting a bit of rain. That pocket could also be used to hold wedding or Christmas cards.