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.
if you can make photcopies and tie knots,
you can make this baby.

xo Jeanne.

   {i agree}


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

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

  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.

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


  5. love those clocks- they are very cute!

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

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


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

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

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

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

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

  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! :)

  14. LOVE IT!!

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

    barbara jean

  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

  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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