Thursday, February 17, 2011

Redressed the Desk... Tick Tock!


With this, I had some fun.

I wanted to change my desk area up a bit.
The original flags were fine, but I wanted to be a bit more eclectic and vintage-y.

I wanted clocks and words and wasn't sure how I was going to pull it off.
 So just got my materials ready and went with it. 

I googled 'vintage clock face', found what I liked and printed 5 of each.
Then I typed some of my favorite 'words of the moment' and printed them,  font size 200.
I spray glued it all to thin card board. (spray adhesive is my must have craft item)
Then, I cut each piece out. (I didn't worry about cutting the clocks perfectly round.)
Next, I punched a whole in each piece.


First, I nailed up the burlap ribbon.
 I laid the clocks and words out in a line on the desk.
Then just tied each piece to the burlap with twine. 
I started at the right, then just tied as I went along.


I added some stuff along the way.  A few vintage pins. A crucifix and a skeleton key.
The birdie - I have been wanting to draw for a while.  Good to finally do it.



The Cabinet Maker made a little shelf to hold the printer so I moved that over.
I pulled out my vintage typewriter to add character.
The silver coffee pot is this week's thrift store find- $3.99.
A perfect place to hold my paint brushes.
The cool note cards are from
She made them.




I'm not sure quite what it actually IS, except for maybe
 'chalkboard bling'  Hey! I like it!

I could also easily move it to the fireplace as a banner, which would look fab.
It was super easy to make.
Seriously,
if you can make photcopies and tie knots,
you can make this baby.

xo Jeanne.

   {i agree}

16 comments:

  1. What a cute post, love the typewriter...happy VTT!

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  2. I have never seen this idea before. You certainly were creative and made your office area look nice.

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  3. I love this idea and the clock faces. Your work space is so warm and cozy. I like the paint brushes in the silver coffee pot. Very clever.

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  4. Love the banner and all things old made new! You did an outstanding job with these pieces.Very creative of you!

    xoxo,
    Ellen

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  5. love those clocks- they are very cute!

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  6. Too cute! Love the clocks...Thanx for the tutorial...I like those that share their wisdom! Visit me at thecrankyqueen.blogspot.com Tiff

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  7. I LOVE your creativity! This is gorgeous! :0

    Roeshel

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  8. I just love your "chalkboard bling". The use of clock faces is so creative, and your bird drawing is adorable too!

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  9. Looks great...that's the perfect touch for your desk area :) Laurel

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  10. Wonderful!! I love your Erma Bombeck quote in the typewriter! That about sums it up.:)
    Sherry

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  11. I love clocks...maybe to the point of obsession. I love the clack "jewelry" for your chalkboard. Fun!

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  12. This is such a cute idea!! I've loved watching you transform your bungalow!! I nominated you for the stylish blogger award!

    http://craptastickatie.blogspot.com/2011/02/excitement-overflow.html

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  13. Hi there~ I adore you chalkboard bling! What a great idea- it is a perfect accent and so charming! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  14. LOVE IT!!
    THE WHOLE THING!

    I will have to look up the vintage clock faces again and make more faces. I did one. really cute!

    blessings
    barbara jean

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  15. Aren't you a smart "cookie"! lol I love vintage clock faces, and the paper ones look sooo real. Okay, your private space is really becoming quite enviable now!!!

    Thanks for linking to the party.

    Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
    http://thebrambleberrycottage.blogspot.com/

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  16. I love this Jeanne!! What a great idea to get the vintage clock faces!! Looks so great and I love the typewriter!!

    This is a GREAT space!

    Lou Cinda

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