Wednesday, September 8, 2010

A Perfect Match

I love no LOVE thrift stores, auctions (a new addiction), estate sales, basically any place I can buy second hand.  I've even been known to do some trash picking!  I enjoy seeing what I can get for a bargain but I really like to try to figure out different ways of using something.  You know using it in a way different from its
original purpose

I bought this chair at an auction.  It had a seat but a really ugly cover...easy to fix.

I bought this clock face at a thrift store a few days later. It has a MDF back which is about an inch thick so it is strong. I had intended on using it as a base for a large cloche but it just didn't work.
"Oh well I'll come up with something else for it."

See where I'm going......


I think it is a perfect match.

I sprayed the clock with several coats of a clear matte poly then glued it down with Gorilla Super Glue.  I also put some brackets underneath for a little added security.

I'm joining Tales from Bloggerittaville  for Thrifty Thursdays, Faded Charm for White WednesdayThe Shabby Chic Cottage  for Transformation Thursdays, A Little Knick Knack for Everything But the Kitchen Sink Link Party and Miss Mustard Seed for Furniture Friday.   Be sure to visit all these sites for some great ideas. While you're there look around you won't be sorry.  Just leave a comment and let these ladies know you were there. 

Elizabeth Ann


  1. Wow, that a marriage made in heaven!

  2. Oh my, this is so adorable! Creative and it.

  3. Cute and an exact fit-couldn't be more perfect!

  4. What a cute idea! I'm traveling to b'ham this afternoon to spend the night but don't know if I'll get by CI tomorrow (Friday) on my way home or not. This is a quick overnight trip to help with the baby as son is out of town. Are you at the shop on Friday?


  5. Hi, Elizabethann! I've missed you. I absolutely love your idea for the chair and clock. I bought a similar chair at an auction awhile back (you can see it on one of my posts)...made a plant holder out of it. I loved your post on fall decorations. The wedding must have been beautiful. It's still so hot here it's hard to get in the mood to decorate but I plan to get started today! Have a great rest of the week!

  6. That is positivley precious! I tell you, you have such a gift for transforming the mondane into the awe inspiring! LOVE this!
    I have been meaning to email you, I am so behind. I got your email that you have a L", "E" and "B"....if you still have them, Id love to get them. Do I ask up front at CI? Thanks so much for keeping me in mind. You're a doll!
    Thanks for linking to Thrifty Thursday on Tales from Bloggeritaville.


  7. What a cute idea! That turned out so great!!! Visiting you from Shabby Chic Cottage Transformation Thursday!

  8. Very cool...seems like they were meant for each other!

  9. Great idea and now you have a very unique chair. Very clever!

  10. this is my all time favorite transformations!! Well done

  11. That is really beautiful! I admire your creativity--hope to see you post more soon!

  12. Hi Elizabeth Anna
    what a darling idea so clever and the outcome is fabulous. Thank you for the prayers we can feel them everyday. Have a blessed weekend. Can't wait to enjoy more of your talent.


  13. that is so beautiful an so clever, I would love something like that in my garden!

  14. Oh this is furniture perfection~ well done!

  15. That is such a genius idea! You really are creative. Just love it!


  16. I'm a huge clock face lover and this is a fabulous idea. You always find those chairs with no seat and you just found the perfect solution. Thanks for sharing with us.

    Enjoy your weekend!


  17. Hi Elizabeth Ann,
    Thanks for stopping by my blog so I could find yours!! I love your transformation of the chair. It was a marriage made in heaven!! I too like taking old pieces and recreating them in a new way so I'm following to see what else you come up with.
    Have a wonderful weekend.

  18. That is just about THE most original, most clever makeover I have ever seen. I thought I had seen alot, but I think you should win first prize. Way to go!

  19. This is brilliant! You have really got a good eye to be able to come up with such a great idea. I love it!

    Best wishes,