Once upon a time, my mother-in-law told me that I needed a fun clock for the kitchen. But everything related to the kitchen is really low on the to-do list. And if I want to know the time in the kitchen I can look at either the microwave or the oven. So I made a mental note but didn’t actually put it on a to-do list. Except…you should always listen to your mother.
Well, months passed by and I saw this pin on pinterest, my first thought was: I NEED a clock in the kitchen and why has it taken me so long to fulfill my long-burning desire to hang a fun clock in the kitchen??? Look at the pin and tell me that you don’t have the same feelings. Hmmm?
Yeah, it’s not a clock at all, but wouldn’t that make a perfect clock for the kitchen? So when I saw this clock at Home Depot for $2.97 (college dorm clearance), I didn’t think twice. Here’s the front and back views:
Then I bought the cheapest flatware I could find at Ikea. Yeah, I shelled out $3.99 for those stainless steal beauties. And I laid all of the silverware in a circle, making sure that it stayed within my desired dimensions. (Note: I used junk mail to keep straight lines at the edges. Except that the REI coupon is obviously not junk mail).
You can also see that I cut out the box into a semi-circle, which gave me the perfect surface on which to hot glue all those utensils.
And when all the hot glue had dried, I flipped the cardboard semi circle on top of the clock and screwed in those black thingies (technical term, I’m sure). Oh, and I obviously cut the semi circle to keep the clock’s hook available so that I could actually hang the darn thing. There you have it.
And I want to thank my mother-in-law for 1) birthing the fun clock in the kitchen idea and 2) birthing a son who, when he asked me why I bought utensils from Ikea and when I said, so I can make a clock, he didn’t call me crazy.
Yeah, I was way too excited about my clock to wipe off the fingerprints, but I will do that…just as soon I stop admiring it.
And the last two people to thank are: the hubs for taking the time during a commercial break from the Yanks-Tigers game to anchor and hang the kitchen clock and grandpa, who included tons of hot glue in his donated-to-Brian tool box.
Total cost of clock: $7-ish plus tax
Listening to your mother: priceless