Change can be a really scary thing. But it can also be good, refreshing, and down-right amazing!
Like when I’m updating something in my home. 🙂
Granted, I live in the house attached to the church (the parsonage) so I can’t update window, cabinets, carpet, etc but I can make small, personal changes. Like to the clock on the wall.
Do most people even still have a wall clock? Do they actually use it to tell time?
I don’t know. But I do. And it’s used quite often.
Anyway, I needed a change in the kitchen (where said clock resides) so I stitched myself some new curtains and moved some things about. Then I realized that my teal clock, which was the perfect color before, just wasn’t gonna cut it.
I considered buying a new one but I didn’t want to spend the money when I already had a perfectly working clock. Then, I thought of spray paint but who really wants to tape everything off, be cautious of drips, and have to wait for the first coat to dry. Too many steps.
In this world of pretty tapes, I realized the solution was cheap and easy! Cue the Scotch Expressions Masking Tape!
I used this blue patterned tape that I found but apparently Amazon only sells this pattern in rolls of 6. Yikes that’s a lot of tape! But if you search you can find some other pretty amazing colors.
Once my tape was open, this clock update took less than 15 minutes. Seriously, you can check the minute hand on the clock. 🙂
I started by laying strips across the front of my clock. Yep, I covered the face. I cut back what I could but I did leave a little to fold over the sides.
Once all extra bits were folded over, I wrapped the sides carefully so my pattern lined up. The lining up part was the most difficult. It is best to start at the front and work backward so if you have any extra at the back you can just fold it over and hide it.
The above picture doesn’t show it because I took this pic after I was done but my clock face was completely covered at this point. So… using a simple x-acto knife, I carefully cut the tape around the clock face and peeled it all off.
Boom! Just like that, I have a fancy new clock. 🙂 And all for less than $5! Woohoo!!