Monday, June 24, 2013
IKEA BRAVUR CLOCK...STEPPED UP A NOTCH
Hello hello hello! Whew! I've been out of town for two weeks for a family graduation, vacation, and then I went to help cook at youth camp last week. I feel like the last two weeks have been a blur and am ready to finally get into somewhat of a normal summer routine this week. I fully inteneded to have several posts ready to go for you while I was at camp, but you know how it goes and that didn't happen. So, I have lots to tell you about and show you coming up!
While driving through Texas, we passed an Ikea north of Austin that I didn't know was there! I sort-of keep a running list of things I have my eye on at Ikea, since we don't have one close to us. So, after promising my family that it would be a quick in and out trip (I made it in less than an hour...that's quick for Ikea, right?), I got to make a stop on the way home from our vacay.
One thing that I've wanted to check out since seeing it highlighted on Pam's blog was the Bravur Clock. I loved it's large size, and it had two choices in color, white or black with silver trim. Pretty, but silver's not really my thing so I had an immediate upgrade in mind.
I planned to tape off the face and outer rim, but that would be a LOT of taping, and I hate taping things off! There are 4 screws around the edge of the inside ring, so I thought I'd just check to see what happened if I unscrewed them.
I fully expected the entire clock to fall apart, but happily, the screws just allowed me to remove the ring. So, in a few seconds I had that ring off and ready to paint!
After a quick spray, the ring was very easily re-assembled and the clock was ready to go.
Not a huge change, but much better for my decor. I love the warmth of the gold ring.
There are so many color combos that you could do with this clock. It would be fun to do the larger outside rim and the thinner inside rim two coordinating colors...orange and hot pink, kelly green and gold, navy blue and yellow, turquoise and coral...the sky's the limit!
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