Sunday, January 16, 2011

Watching paint dry

Why does paint take so LONG to dry?

Well, I painted my clock, then.....

I dusted my shelf...

I dusted my gone with the wind lamp and cleaned, did laundry ~ and still the paint was not dry enough.  The next door neighbours, Karen and Mike,  invited Mr. Vintage and I for dinner.  It was yummy chilli.  When we got there, a gift was sitting at my place setting.  Karen said it reminded her of me ;-)

Isn't this the cutest shabby pen and paper set?  THANK YOU Karen you are a sweetheart .

This morning, my clock was FINALLY dry enough, So I shabbied her up a bit ~  and here she is!

I love the way the rosettes stand out now

I Just LOVE my new old clock ~ ;-)

Tell me....


  1. Your clock looks lovely, you did a wonderful job and what a delightful surprise you had!!!!

    Have a glorious Sunday. xxx

  2. I LOVE all your pretties and OMGoodness!!!!!! What a difference a coat of paint makes huh???? SUPER job!!!!! That is GORGEOUS!!!!! LOVE it....oh I'm getting ideas of painting my clock like that too.... BEAUTIFUL JOB!!!!!! ♥

  3. Your 'new' clock is beautiful! Enjoy joy joy!!!
    Have a happy Sunday xxx

  4. Beautiful....Love your blog..Im from ON Canada too..I found your blog from A Gathering of thoughts...She's a sweet lady...
    Hope you have a wonderful day...
    Stop by and say hi...

  5. Hi Marianne, I looove your clock, what a GREAT reveal! I sometimes can't believe what a coat of white paint can do to make something absolutely gorgeous!!! Thanks for offering to send me some of your snow, but I just noticed our pussy willow tree in bloom, and now I know Spring is just around the corner! I also think your dog is adorable, I've been thinking I would like a Westie when I retire and have a bit more time! Thanks so much for visiting my blog, it's fun finding new fellow bloggers!:) Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  6. Hi Marianne!!

    Thanks for visiting my blog and becoming a follower! It is so nice to meet a fellow Ontario girl!!!
    Love the music on your blog!
    Pamela :)

  7. Hi Marianne
    Thank you so much for stopping by and leaving such a nice comment! Your clock looks wonderful... you just can't beat a creamy white! And I have a thing for clocks, never can have too many.
    Hope your Sunday was good

  8. It turned out great! Now I'm going back to look at that lamp! WOW! I've never seen anything like it! How unique and GORGEOUS! ♥

  9. Hello Marianne,
    Your clock looks gorgeous!!! I love it, I really do. I wish I had one to do like that. It is so nice.
    Hugs, Cindy

  10. The clock looks FABULOUS! I say, when in doubt, sont' throw it out - paint it white ( or pink ). ;-)
    I'm glad you like the pen and notes.
    xo K

  11. It was definitely worth the looks great!! Have a wonderful week!!

  12. Your clock is beautiful and looks perfect in white! Love that gorgeous floral chair, too!

  13. Hi Marianne~ Enjoyed visiting and seeing your newly painted clock. I like it white! Thanks for stopping by to visit me! Hoping you have a lovely week. Me and the kitties will be staying warm inside... ~Mandy

  14. Love the clock painted and I don't know why some paint takes longer than others to dry. Your dog in the post before this one is so cute. My dad has two westies.

  15. Oh my gosh, that clock is gorgeous! That would cost big $$$ if you were to buy it that way! Cute little pen and paper, what a sweet friend to see that and think of you:)

  16. i luv your new 'old' clock too :) GorGeous!
    and the darling treat from your neighbour-cool:)
    HUGE THX for your lovely comment today at FHC!
    you're a GIFT!...

  17. Oh Marianne,
    It turned out absolutely beautiful. Love, love, love it. Was definitely worth the wait :-) Love your "gone with the wind" lamp too. I have never seen anything like it before.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  18. Your clock turned out BEAUTIFULLY!!! I scrolled back a few posts and saw the before - fantastic transformation!!... Donna

  19. Your 'new' clock is wonderful! Now I'm thinking I need to find my old clock and maybe, just maybe, think about painting it. I probably shouldn't - it was my grandmother's and I may have to explain it to the family. They wouldn't understand. But you would, my friend!