my ikea hack

So I went to Ikea the other day.  And I bought this clock.

I’d been looking online for something cheery for our kitchen, but I hadn’t found anything.  And I was getting impatient, because I kept glancing at the bare wall where a clock should have been.

This one seemed fine.  And cheap!  And kinda retro.

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And while I was there, I grabbed these napkins.  Just because I thought they were pretty.

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And then it hit me that the napkins might look nice on the clock!

So I grabbed my scissors, and some Mod Podge, and I cut little petals out of the napkins and glued the petals around in a scallopy border.

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But then the clockface itself looked a little plain.  A little sad.

So I decoupaged a few flowers in the middle.  And painted a few highlights.

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Now we just need to figure out how to hang it so it doesn’t fall off the wall when the back door slams (like our last 3 kitchen wall clocks have).

I loved making this clock!  The cutting!  The pasting!  The sense of anticipation!  I had the song “La Vie En Rose” going through my head the whole time.  Especially my favorite line:  “Everyday words seem to turn into love songs.”

That’s something I need to remind myself next time I feel sad.  I am always happy when I’m making things.



5 responses to “my ikea hack”

  1. Shelley Stein says:

    Love this. I’m now working my way through the lyrics of La Vie en Rose for Everyday words…

  2. Bryn says:

    I love this!

  3. Tess says:

    I love this…
    and especially this:
    That’s something I need to remind myself next time I feel sad. I am always happy when I’m making things.
    So true….
    thank you!
    Tess S.