Thursday, August 18, 2011

Whimsical Clock Revamp

Lemon Tree Creations is excited to welcome another guest blogger today, Pam from Be Colorful. In addition to making her house just plain beautiful, Pam spends a lot of time taking ordinary objects and making them beautiful with colorful and whimsical custom paintings. I hope you enjoy what Pam has to share with us today!

BeColorful's Take On A Stick's Inspired Clock

  Betsy's clock discover knob 
Me? A guest blogger?
Who would have thought?
It has been on  my bucket list for awhile now but to be able to do this  for such a respected blog is truly humbling.
Thank you so much for the opportunity.
I describe myself as color evangelist and I relish the idea of mixing pattern and color in painted pieces and re-purposed items. So, that seemed like the obvious type of post to write today.
Recently I had a friend ask me to paint a clock she had purchased as a wedding gift.
She was very specific in that she wanted something in the Stick's vibe.
If you are unfamiliar with Sticks it is a company that does amazing one-of-a-kind painted furniture and accessories in a very distinctive style.
It was fun to try my hand at this.
This is the clock as it was handed over to me last month.
 It was a great piece even with the missing knob.
The flat surfaces made for a relatively easy design layout.
I also liked that it was painted black. I did not prime this piece because I like the look of the black peeking through just a bit when I pull the brush through the paint.
I will have to give it several layers of top coat, though, to protect it.
I haven't done that yet. I'm letting everything cure first.

I started by painting the top
 Then I worked out the sides.
 My friend had a number of elements that she wanted incorporated into the face view of the clock, including the names of the bride and groom, the wedding date, and words that were significant to the bridal couple.
This is what I came up with.
 This piece was perfect to pull in that surprise element I so love.
The clock opens up and is also a jewelry box.
How great is that?
So I stayed with the love theme and this is what will greet the bride when she pulls on that discover knob
 and then again when she opens the drawer down below.
 I hope she likes it.
I thought it was fun and definitely unique.
Thank you again for the opportunity to guest blog.
To see the site that inspired this piece click here.
Their work is absolutely amazing.

Thanks Pam! I love how unique this bridal gift is, I think we are all a little more inspired to get out our paint brushes now!


Be Colorful Coastal August 18, 2011 at 11:24 AM  

Thank you so much for the opportunity to be a guest blooger here on Lemon Tree Creations. I have always loved the fresh ideas I find here and I feel flattered to see my work here now too.

Erin A August 18, 2011 at 1:09 PM  

Pam this looks so great! I'm sure your friend will love it. Unique and fun! :)

Connie August 18, 2011 at 3:36 PM  

I love personalized gifts like this! Great job Pam!

pogonip August 18, 2011 at 6:29 PM  

Another Be Colorful winner, Pam! What a lucky couple to get such a thoughtful gift :)

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