We spoke of the decorating "rule of three" the other day. I've been wondering how many people actually follow rules anymore when it comes to their home?
There is one rule I do try to follow these days. A couple of years ago, a blogger said she doesn't buy any decor for her home that's smaller than a baseball.
When I read that, I looked around the house and realized everything I had was small! Since then I've tried to increase the visual look of things to make them look larger.
This clock was shiny black when it caught my DIY eye a few weeks ago. It's been hanging on one wall or another since I bought it at Kirkland's around 2008.
You can see it hanging on the wall here in the photo below. In its original state, it was one of those things that always kind of blended in and you didn't notice.
I taped off the edge of the glass and gave the clock a quick makeover with a mixture of white paint I made by combining a variety of "bottom of the jars" chalk paints.
When the paint was barely dry, I used baby wipes to remove some of the paint on the edges and beaded/rope details so the original black could show through.
The clock has always seemed small so it was often hidden away in a bedroom. I wanted to make it seem more substantial so I could use it in our family room with high 12-foot ceilings.
I had an old picture frame I've been sporadically working over for several months
years to be honest, so I asked Wild Bill to cut a thin piece of smooth particle board to fit inside it.
Before he nailed it inside the frame, I painted the board with Amy Howard's One-Step Paint in black. I wanted a "chalkboard" look with no plans to ever use chalk to write on it!
The "rule of chalkboards" is to cure a chalkboard by rubbing the side of a piece of chalk all over the chalkboard paint.
That's a rule I don't follow for sure! I like the crisp black look of a chalkboard, and if I ever write on one (which I usually don't) I just wipe off the chalk and paint another coat of black chalk paint on the board.
How about you when it comes to rules? Leave me a comment and let me know if you have a rule that you always follow...or for that matter...one you always break.
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