clock for the kitchen + a little lamp

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This is clock I got at Target on clearance from $50 down to $12.50. I just covered the faces with a paper plate and painters tape, then spray painted it the same green that I used for our letter “S” on our gallery wall.
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I roughed it up with some sandpaper to try to make it look like I got it at an antique store instead of on the endcap at a big box store.
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It has the time on both sides…pretty neat, eh?
Now, for the lamp inside the penny tile cabinet:
I needed to get the cord all the way over to the microwave outlet, so some holes had to be made.
You can buy hole saws at any hardware/home improvement store that attach right to your paint splattered drill.
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And then you start drilling right through the cabinets, preferably in a spot that is going to be hardly noticeable.
C’mon through little cord!November 2011 054
Let’s attach an extension cord and string you behind the milkglass above the sink,November 2011 055 1
through another holeNovember 2011 056 1
in the back of another cabinet, (I obviously didn’t paint the inside of my cabinets…)November 2011 059 1

And FINALLY to the outlet!November 2011 067 1
And that is how there was light in the cabinet. I would have been so much simpler if there was an outlet built in the cabinet, but that would have been much too easy…November 2011 068 1
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  1. I love that clock.  I really want one of those.

  2. First, thank you for explaining about your lamp, Melissa!  My husband can't cath his breath when he sees nail holes for pictures, I think we'd have a full blown meltdown if I did holes like that!  : )  I LOVE that clock!  I love the ones with the clock on both sides.  Great find and price.

    Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions

  3. I love that clock!!  It looks smashing.  Now, though, I'm thinking I need to re-visit your floor plan.  I had no idea this spot was so close to your gallery wall!  

    I'd say it was well worth it to do whatever you had to do to get that lamp in your cupboard.  What's a couple of holes?  :)

  4. I'm pretty sure that I need that clock NOW!!  Wonder what my chances are of finding it?  :)

  5. Love the clock!
    Very cute.

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  7. Okay, I just spent WAAAAYYYY too much time on your blog!  You are so inspiring.  I love that clock so much that I may have to go and try to find!  Thanks so much for the great ideas... P.S.  I'm following you on Pinterest now too!

  8. The clock is super cute! Nice job!

  9. I love that clock! Now I have to start looking for one. And what a brilliant way to hide the cord. You give me some of the greatest ideas

  10. Korrie@RedHenHome1/8/14, 5:54 PM

    The cabinet looks great all lit up!  Clever problem-solving.

  11. Jessica @ Decor Adventures1/8/14, 5:54 PM

    I love those kinds of clocks and your wall is a perfect spot for it. Great idea on the lamp too. It's a nice little feature in the kitchen :-)

  12. I think you are brilliant. That is all. ;)

  13. I adore that clock!  What a great find!  And it's amazing what a can of spray paint can do!

  14. You have the best little cheats.  Happy Friday.

  15. Love the clock!!!  What is the fabric on your kitchen window?  I am looking for something with dark brown and that greeny-bluey color for my master bath!!!  


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