OK, to tell this one I'm going to have to go waaaay back...around 7 years back....
There we were, still living in Waikiki, still diving...you know, back in the day. Rogers' old kitchen clock gave up and we needed a new one. I got lucky at Pricebusters and found a kitchen clock for a buck fifty....I can't even buy a quartz mechanism for that money. Of course I bought it. It looked kinda like this
But wait, I'm crafty. I still had the other clock and the black clock fit EXACTLY into the middle of the frame from the other clock, so I glued it in place. To match the faceplate I painted the silver trim gold and the outer rim a tan color. It looked great and really fit in our kitchen.
I was looking forward to hanging it up in our new kitchen. So I packed it up and shipped it over.
Now I have some good news and some bad news. The good news it made it from Hawaii. Bad news is that even though I packed it very well, the plexiglass had a small crack...but I think I can live with it.
ANYway, looking at it next to the cabs - the colors didn't work. That meant I could go to the craft store - which can always be a dangerous thing - and buy some paint. Which I did, along with some other craft items...of course.
This is how it turned out. I think it goes well with the colors in the kitchen and fits perfectly over the new archway.
I love that we have things that are uniquely ours.
Aloha a Hui Hou!