Nothing that comes into my house that is. Muahaha. I give just about everything the royal treatment these days. I swear I can’t shop for anything without looking at it and thinking to myself, it’s cute but it needs this or that. Or… Oh this would be even better if I did x,y,z to it!
I want to show you something I spruced up recently (And there is more to come)… I started with this cute clock from Pier 1 Imports. I loved the shape and face plate but she was very… BROWN. Don’t get me wrong I love brown. My leather couches are brown, my dining table, some vintage luggage and a my ladder. But you know what they say, everything in moderation.
So I found a pretty design I decided to mod podge into the center insert you see. And let me tell you what a Roal pain in the treatment this was! I ended up laying a piece of printer paper on the clock and tracing around the lip of the inset with pen cap.
Then you can see the hole for the pendulum is traced out also. I just ran my finger around the rim to make an indention in the paper. This is how I got my template. Then I traced it onto the nice paper and mod podged it onto the clock.
I let it sit this way for about a month until I decided it wasn’t enough lol. Story of a girls life right? It’s never enough! So I went to my favorite website The Graphics Fairy and found some cute little brown birds. I printed them of and used the same tracing technique as before. Then I trimmed and cut around the branches and such until I was happy. Or so I thought.
I love the birds and they are there to stay… however I’m not sold on the branches I left for them. They aren’t on there permanently, I just have a little piece of tape holding them on right now. So what do you think, just the birds or leave the branches? One thing I’ve learned about decorating is that I like to live with something for at least a few days before I make it permanent. Paint can be changed easily but this kind of stuff cannot. So don’t glue it down until you know for sure.
ETA: The branches are gone =) Thanks for all the great advice everyone! It looks wonderful.
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