Several years ago, Sara spotted this mantle clock at a garage sale and brought it home. Initially, she thought that maybe her husband could fix it, but it turned out that a few key components were missing....so using it as an actual clock got scrapped. Sara shares what she did with it instead at Thrifty Treasures.
"A few months ago I was riding bikes with my girls, and saw a neighbor down the street taking out a huge fence in order to replace it with a new one," Lindsay begins the story of her latest rescue at Diary of a Crafty Lady. "After riding back and forth a few times I got up the courage to talk to the neighbor, and found out that he was taking down a fence made of cedar, and was willing to give me several pieces of fence board!"
Over at Designed Decor, DeDe has been working on taking apart the pallets she had stashed in her backyard. "The pallets I had were pretty beat up and a lot of the boards were not in good shape, so I just cut them, and had a bunch of 12 to 18 inch boards," she tells us. Faced with a pile of short boards to reuse, Dede came up with this clock project.
Sherry of Inspiration Cafe had been thinking about a craft project involving clocks for a while, but the clock -works available at the hobby store were pricey. While browsing Goodwill one day, she spotted a pile of little alarm clocks that were Target overstocks. At a quarter of the price of the other clock kits she'd seen, Sherry grabbed a few.