Monday, October 18, 2010

Yard Sale Find & Fix Up

First off let me just say that I spent most of yesterday giving myself a headache and heart burn.  For almost a year I've been using Windows Live Writer to draft my blog posts and it has been wonderful.  Recently when I've clicked on it, it comes up with a box that there is a "Newer Version".  Saturday I decided to just get it already to stop the box from coming up and instead of getting the "newer version" I now have no version of Live Writer!   It wouldn't be so bad except that I had three blog posts drafted in there and now have no way to get them!  I've got the hubster on it, but meanwhile I'm trying something to circumvent the issue and at least get my drafts.  Until then, this post is being drafted in Blogger.



In addition to the headache and heart burn, I went to a yard sale on Saturday morning.  I don't normally do yard sales, but I went to this one because it was actually being held to raise money for a young man that my son knows from work that has cancer.  Apparently, he had been in remission and now it is back.  Added to that, his mother died last year.    A very sad situation so I wanted to go and give what I could.  I wound up purchasing two items and put the rest of the money I had brought with me toward raffle tickets they also had.  One of the things I got was this witch's shoe.



And this clock, the style of which I've seen be reinvented into a cloche.  The base on this is ceramic.


It took a coat of Rustoleum's Universal Oil Rubbed Bronze very well.  I then used a piece of scrapbook paper to cover up the bottom and the three holes left behind from the clock's mechanics.




I have saved this picture because I thought it would be great to do a vignette like this under it.


But as it is getting closer to Halloween and my daughter hates spiders anyway, I decided to just stick an extra nest and egg under it for now.  {BTW, the bird plaque/print behind it is for sale in my boutique}.


Linking up to

It's So Very Creative at It's So Very Cheri

Metamorphosis Monday at Between Naps On The Porch

Frugalicious Friday at Finding Fabulous

Weekend Wrap Up at Tatertots and Jello

37 comments:

Paula said...

omg! What you did with that clock is so awesome Kathy! I would of never thought of transforming it like that...love it! Thanks for sharing:)

pk @ Room Remix said...

I like the way you transformed it into a cloche and it's nice that you can change it out for the seasons. It would be fun to try the book vignette sometime, too! For some reason The picture of the witch's shoes isn't showing up for me.

Sassy Marsha said...

Aren't these clocks great for a cloche! I found one awhile back at a garage sale too BUT I never though to cover the bottom! You are so clever, Kathy!

I am sorry to hear of your son's friend. A friend of mine was in remission for a year and I just found out her cancer has returned.

xxoo

Anonymous said...

I love it! Where did you get the "wire" spider?

LuLu Kellogg said...

Kathy, this is wonderful! I love it!

I just got back from my show in New Jersey and the leaves up there were amazing! I am SO tired!

LuLu ~*xoxo

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

Hi Kathy, so sorry to hear about your son's friend. Love all you pictures and your Halloween display!!! hugs~~~ Daphne

LouLou@thelifeofloulou.blogspot.com said...

I love the clock turned cloche...precious.

Tammy@InStitches said...

Sorry about your lost blog posts but your cloche is nice !

Ashley @ Little Miss Momma said...

Ohhhh, I am in LOVE! Great transformation--genious!

ashley
www.littlemissmomma.com

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

SHUT UP!!! Love the clock turned cloche!! PERFECT!! Just PERFECT!!

I love the witches shoe too!!

Lou Cinda :)

Sonya@Beyond the Screen Door said...

I have never used Windows Live. But I've heard it's great. I hope you get it back up and running. I know that was disappointing. All that work on your posts!
The cloche looks great! Do I recognize that birds nest? If so, I'm glad you found a spot for it. Mine is still in the package!

Jane said...

Kathy...this lil' revamp is awesome! THanks for sharing, I'll be on the lookout for one of these on my next thrifty store shop!

Come check out our bonus room makeover and Red Letter Words Review! The room is finally finished.

Jane
Finding Fabulous

Manuela@TPOH said...

Love what you did with that clock! Too cute! I remember something similar happened to me about 6 months ago with WLW - only when I updated it wouldn't post to my blog. I had to unstall and re-install it. I think I'd go insane if I had to use blogger! I haven't used it in such a long time!

Manuela

Cindy Adkins said...

Wow, this is fantastically gorgeous, Kathy!!! I love what you did!! Pure genius and it turned out perfect!!!
XO

Cindy Adkins said...

P.S. You are the ultimate "decorating diva..." I LOVE your style!!!
XO

HeathahLee said...

I love what you did to that clock! I will have to find one at a thrift shop around here. We used to have one a hundred years ago.

Rita @ TesoroFino.com said...

Now that's creative; thank you for inspiring me to create something new!

Carmie of the Single Nester said...

I have heard of Windows Live Writer but alas, am a bit scared to try it. Let me know what happens. Great finds at your yard sale and so good to help out someone in the meantime!

One Cheap B*tch said...

Great clock makeover! And good for you for supporting a good cause! I've missed yard sale for the past 3 weeks so I'm hoping this weekend there will be some.

xo, J

Kim said...

Love the cloche idea! Glad to have found your blog. I shall be back!

Kim said...

I just saw your vanity lamps and chair with the tutu like skirt! I have a dress with a chiffon skirt from the Goodwill..before Goodwill got higher than Macy's price wise. I thought of making the skirt part into an ottoman pouf. Enjoying your blog very much! Kim

sissie said...

Hi Kathy,
I just love the clock transformation! Looks wonderful. Like the funny witch's shoe too.

Hope you get your posting problems worked out.

hugs
Sissie

Sandra said...

Oh no! I hope I don't ever have problems with Windows Live Writer. I wouldn't know how to use blogger. lol! Hopefully, things will straighten up for you.
Sandra

FrenchGardenHouse said...

Kathy! What a great make over...beyond wonderful. I love the fleur de lis pattern especially. xo Lidy

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

What a cute cloche and thrifty too!!! Happy Fall!

Blessings,
Linda

Kim said...

What a great use for that old clock. I'm so glad I saw this idea, thanks Kathy.

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

I don't know why I had so many problems with Live Writer, but I finally gave up a long time ago and just came back to blogger. It seems to take longer, but it works. Love the shoe and your new "cloche" is fabulous. Love the books and spider, and I also think the nest is perfect. They are so much fun to play with. Beautiful vignette. Hugs, Marty

Cindy Adkins said...

Hi Kathy,
I went to your other blog because I thought I was going to this one--your Halloween bags are sensational! And of course, what you made here is fantastic.

I feel so bad for the young man who has cancer...and oh my gosh, losing his mom too...This is so sad it's beyond comprehension...
My heart goes out to him...

Sending smiles your way,
Cindy
XO

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

Ok this is the BEST makeover I have seen in awhile. You get the clever girl of the week award. :)

I am still battling with my WLW but my situation is oddly familiar to yours. :(

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I'm sorry, it can be so frustrating! I hope you were able to get the posts back :)
Love your finds !
XO

The Autocrat: Haley said...

OMG! Like the best ever! Seriously, very creative and looks super fabulous!

Rhoda @ Southern Hospitality said...

Hey, Kathy, thanks for stopping by. I love your cloche idea, have seen that one around & it's a great way to recycle. Hope your Fall is a good one!

Sorry about your frustrations with WLW. I used to use it too, but since moving to Wordpress, I don't feel the need.

Creative Breathing said...

Halloween around your home is so wonderful! You have given us so many simple ideas to make for ourselves. I loved the simple candy jars filled with skeletons and tied with ribbon. Not at all spooky! Thank you so much for sharing. Also, a Juniorette from Brooklyn! Now that is a story I would love to hear! Have a great week ahead! Elizabeth

Crystal said...

Such a cool idea!! I love the cloche that you made from the clock. Very clever and creative. :)

InMyOwnStyle said...

Hi Kathy-

I had three of the clock you bought and gave them away a long time ago. Wish I had them now to transform the way you did. Brillant!
I also wanted to find out more about Windows Live Writer. I have it on my computer and have never used it. How does it differ than writing the post on blogger?
Your granddaughter is a cutie. Bet those cheeks are kissed quite a bit.
My best- Diane

Heather said...

That is lovely! I wish I could find some large cloches for stuff. I've only been able find small ones. Great job!

Kristy said...

Very cool!

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