A couple of years ago, we bought a thrift store clock to gut out its gears for our Steampunk costumes.
We have had a lot of upheaval in our home and have been forced to go through all of our crap and decide what stays and what goes. When I got to the clock I decided to keep it–but only if I immediately put it to use. This was one of the fastest and easier projects I’ve done in a while.
I wanted a shadow box, but I couldn’t decide what to put in it. I’m trying to incorporate my girlier tastes with my family’s more Geeky tastes in our family room and my husband’s more masculine taste as well. So I decided on our family crest, since we are Genealogy geeks, it is fun and adds some heritage and character to the space.
I kind of love it and can’t wait to finish the wall around it and hide those cords.