I saw this picture on a website back in February.
I decided that I needed one, but with pictures of course. After thinking it through, I decided I could get it ready for Father's Day. Well, it is a good thing that I gave myself some leg room, because it took longer than I wanted to assemble; mainly because the dollar store did not have a good selection of frames at first and I was NOT going to pay more than a dollar per frame (I wanted this project to be awesome AND thrifty).
And then because I can't keep anything a secret and I love to give gifts early, I put it up for Tyler today. Granted I will not be in town for Father's Day, so that was the perfect excuse to be bestowing presents ahead of schedule. So here it is...
I am super pleased with the end result except for the hands. I bought them off Ebay in March and they sat around in my baby's room for quite some time. I think the kids may have damaged them a bit because they tell the time, but they seem to be a little slanted—the hour hand doesn't point quite at the place it should (I'm still trying to adjust them).
But considering what they did to the clock I took down off the wall, I should be happy. I really liked my old clock and I left it on the bed while I was putting up my picture one. The kids hadn't even touched it, until I left the room for a moment and I heard June say, "Look how fast time is going," and I came in to see her twirling the hands as fast as she could. Yep, they don't work anymore.
The good news is that I have a clock that I like more now.