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Monday, June 24, 2013


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 and hot pink, kelly green and gold, navy blue and yellow, turquoise and coral...the sky's the limit!

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  1. I love the scale of that clock over your door. Perfect! So glad you're back……sounds like you've been a busy mom!!

  2. amazing what some blingity gold can do! looks perfect, like it was meant to be that way!

  3. That looks great! I like the size and where you chose to put it. I may stop at that Ikea this week on the way to my moms. :)

  4. Isn't that an awesome clock, I never think photos really do it justice, it's so big and makes such a great statement, especially with your great update!! Thanks for the sweet shout-out ~ glad to have you back!

  5. That's really great looking - love how it looks in your room! I'll have to check out IKEA clocks for a spot I am thinking needs a big clock.

  6. Simple little update with a huge impact! Great idea and it looks great above your door!

  7. Love it Jennifer. Your home is so amazing!
    xo Nancy

  8. Fancy smancy... I'm loving all things gold right now. I have been meaning to take a trip to ikea (because, you know, I don't have it in my backyard ;) for some rods and hanging baskets. By the way, did you stop at the San Marcos outlet????? I so need to drag my family there one day, just for the pottery barn and restoration hardware stores ;). Hope your summer starts to slow down for you, I'm in the same boat, and cannot wait to just relax and do pj days.

  9. Oh love it! I've never been a huge fan of that clock, but it looks great with the gold detail and just perfect in that spot above your door. I am seeing that clock in a whole new light, now, maybe I'll added it to my Ikea list ;)
    - Lora @ Craftivity Designs


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