Friday, May 18, 2012

If You Don't Know Me By Now, You Will Never Never Never Know Me.

Just so we're square,

I've got 28 pieces of cut and ready molding, 5 mostly done ("He's only mostly dead") carnie games hanging out, one project for the kitchen on my work bench, and one piece of being-built furniture in the works sitting in my bedroom.

Yes, my bedroom. It's a long story.

And you know me, don'tcha? You know how I roll in this kind of a sitch. If you don't know me by now, you will never never never know me. Ooooh.

Of course, with all these projects mostly completed, I started a couple more. You're so surprised. You wouldn't be more surprised if you woke up with your head stapled to the carpet.

So what did I start today? A little five minute sumthin' sumthin'. See, a totally awesome bestie of mine, wanted this mantel-without-the-fireplace look:

and we tackled this bad boy this week. I hope you like it, Ems.
Anywho, that wooden clock thingy-mabobber-- it was like a tractor beam. Sucked me right in. I wanted one. 'Cause frankly, I's a tad bored with my current mantel layout.

Easiest project ever, here. Cut up cedar-- smell each piece.

Nail them all together, and stain.

Man, don't you hate it when people like, love European stuff but they go the kitschy route and put like, 10 eiffel towers in their house?  I mean, hello, right? 

Oh crap. Am I talking about mooo-oi?

I just picked out that clock because it was dirt cheap. Believe me, people.

So I like it. It's a fun change. And that cheap clock is the loudest clock I've ever owned. I can hear it ticking in bed at night. And frankly, that's a little too Edgar Allen Poe for my taste.


Emily said...

I do absolutely love my mantle!! It is easily one of the coolest things in my house!! Thank you so much!!

The clock looks awesome!!!

Suesan said...

I'm seriously ripping off this idea. I even have the perfect clock for it, too.

You are awesome, Miss Mandi.

ps. I have paint samples on my bedroom walls, unfinished curtains, a nearly completed bench slip cover, partially removed wallpaper in the bathroom, a front door that still paints, my bride to assassination and Gilder to blame for it.

So what am I going to do this weekend? Weed and move plants, maybe stain some boards, of course. Gosh. You'd think that was totally obvious.

WhettenWild said...

Awesome! I want one. I gave up my clock to Mom and Dad for the Lake House so now I have a spot. haha.

What's next said...

Love the clock!
I really think we should be friends... see my Christmas blog post where I also quoted the random line you used...

Janice said...

Very cute!

We were packing up the car for a trip late one night a couple weeks ago. I had just one last thing to stick in the car so I didn't even turn the garage light on. Just used the car light when I opened the door. But then with myself straddling two carseats trying to cram a dvd player into a spot it was too big for I started to hear a heartbeat. Really loud. And I was all creeped out. I was like, "I didn't kill anyone and hide them under my garage, Edgar Allen Poe!"

But then I realized something had bumped the baby's noise machine which was in the back of the car and must have switched the setting to "heartbeat."

Still, even after I dug it out and removed the batteries you can bet I ran inside the bright house FAST as my little tail would go.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

LOL ~ "too Edgar Allen Poe". At least it's not a heart, Mandi! : ) I thought the inspiration picture looked familiar ~ I follow Gail's blog and have always admired how she decorates that shelf. Love yours and the board background really makes it a focal point. Well, that and the "where IS that ticking sound coming from?" conversation starter.

Laura at Ms. Smartie Pants said...

Hey I made one of those last year for my sisters house, check it out! We had some old hardware to add to it too.

Lisa Scibilia said...

I love the rustic-meets-fancy-fireplace-molding - such a pretty combo!

Leslie@leserleeslovesandhobbies said...

I hate ticking clocks too! That's one reason why we have an ugly, digital, atomic clock in our living room. I need a pretty analog digital clock, so I don't hear any ticking.

Teri said...

Loooooove that song, and the clock is adorable!

RachelK said...

love that clock!