Telling Time

Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap  —  February 17, 2014 — 4 Comments

Happy Monday, my friends! How was your weekend? Ours was really great–we barely left the house (except for a walk to the park on Saturday morning when the weather was absolutely gorgeous), I never put on makeup, we had friends over for dinner on Saturday night, and somehow Nick and I managed to watch the ENTIRE second season of House of Cards. So good and I can’t believe it’s over already (the weekend or the TV show).

What I didn’t do this weekend was work on any big DIY projects. It was so nice to just chill after several weekends in a row of either being away from home or snapping into project mode as soon as Jack was napping. I did knock out a few smaller projects, though, like hanging this clock in our kitchen.

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It was a gift from my friend Laura and I knew as soon as she gave it to me where I would hang it. I just had to wait to get some of the other kitchen projects out of the way, like the beadboard and the shelves.

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The navy is a nice reference to the curtains on the other side of the room. They’re kind of blown out by the window here but you get the idea.

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We used to have a clock hanging above the doorway to the laundry room, but it was so high that I forgot it was there and when the battery died I never bothered to replace it. I like that this clock is hung closer to eye level so I can actually, you know, see it. Plus it’s at an angle that’s visible even if I can’t see the clock on the stove.

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Of course it doesn’t hurt that the grocery store tulips Nick got me for Valentine’s Day look so pretty with it. Tulips have always been my favorite flower and in fact my wedding bouquet was comprised solely of pink tulips. I’ve been so happy looking at them all weekend that I’m tempted to start buying them for myself more often. If tulips or peonies grew this far south I would so have them in my garden just for cutting.

Random thought to end this post: do you see that towel bar on the end of the cabinet in the photo above? It was there when we moved in and I used to hang decorative cloth napkins/dishcloths on it but I’m sure you can imagine that with a toddler in our house that’s now a lost cause. I’ve thought about using it as a little pot rack for Jack’s toy kitchen (when he gets a little older and can actually hang a toy pot on a hook) or using it as a towel rack again when Jack is old enough to stop pulling down everything within reach or just removing it entirely since it’s never really been something I used much. Thoughts?

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4 responses to Telling Time

  1. Hi Charlotte,

    Could you please tell me where your friend got this beautiful wall clock?

    • Charlotte@Living Well on the Cheap March 2, 2014 at 4:17 pm

      Let me check with her and get back to you! The tag on the back suggests that it came from TJMaxx/Homegoods/Marshall’s/someplace like that, and also says that it was handmade in Poland.

  2. Bridget from Cali March 7, 2014 at 6:38 pm

    Your kitchen is so warm and inviting. Great clock. Love the white painted beadboad and cabinetry. I like your color palette and how you put the black metal/iron elements in the room. The black also relates well to the color on your appliances. I totally dig the diamond pattern on the floor too. That is always a nice detail. To me, it makes it look more high end. I adore the copper molds lined above the door too. That is a fresh and clever way to display them. (Maybe I will steal that.)

    A towel bar (or a rack with hooks) is a must have in this room as far as I am concerned, but I totally understand your tricky toddler restrictions. It’s good and bad, but that lil’ grabby phase will pass all too soon. My friend rests his tea towels on the oven door on his range. I am forever pulling it down as I am cooking something on the stove. It drives me mad.

  3. Bridget from Cali March 7, 2014 at 6:46 pm

    Awwwwwww. I just noticed your black cat sitting on the green dresser in the background of one of your shots. Great picture. That will remind me to look more closely at your details!

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