It’s rustic. It has character. It’s picturesque. Follow the lines that cross each other at 90 degrees on the table top, and you’d see the intelligent, thoughtful design that went into the table. Four pieces of beautiful, symmetrically cut pieces of wood that converge to resemble a blooming flower. Just squint and picture it upside down!
The source of inspiration for today’s post might have been the clock-faced vintage door knob that featured in my post yesterday. It’s amazing how things can work on you subconsciously! So to keep things interesting (and perhaps just to defy my mind for playing these little tricks on me), I decided to keep vintage out of the clocks. Or at least to a minimum. Now you be the judge of whether my mind still got its way!
I should warn you that I can be a big baby when it comes to clocks because I hate clocks without the numbers. Laugh all you want, but I find it rather confusing to to tell time on a naked, numberless clock. I could live with one that has at least four numbers, or even a clock that has dots or objects in place of numbers. But clocks without any of these are a complete no-no for me, and so quite obviously for this post too.
This clock is dedicated to all the caffeine addicts out there. If you drink coffee round the clock or don’t believe that there’s any such thing as ‘the right time’ for a cuppa, then you’re probably going to love having this clock around. I wonder if I can turn this into a DIY project in some way.
If the Flintstones used a clock, I’d bet this must have been what it looked like!
Now I’m not sure why I liked this particular clock, but it’s probably because, being a DIY clock, it’s exciting to think of all the different ways in which I could improvise and customize from this basic idea. And the gorgeous needles, of course! Does anyone else think the hour needle looks like an owl?
Another DIY project! I love it for it minimalism. Although in my project, some of this minimalism would be lost once I’m done painting the numbers on 😦
Talk about a multi-color sweater for a clock! This, I would think, is the perfect way to add some life into a boring clock that you’ve been meaning to throw out, but can’t get yourself to because it still does its job! Now I don’t know much about knitting, but that looks like an intricate pattern to me.
Remember Hickory Dickory Dock? Ever wondered what that even meant? Was it the name of the mouse? Or did they name clocks back then?! I can’t remember. Sure sounds like a pretty drunk and desperate attempt to rhyme with ‘clock’!
Building underneath a washbasin can transform what’s usually a cobwebby area into great storage space. It’s also a great way to resolve the dilemma of whether or not to have a washbasin in your dining room. Butting wash basins can be ugly business, no doubt, but their convenience in the dining room makes them hard to let go of! I don’t fancy making two trips to the nearest bathroom during every meal just for a rinse (no matter how near it maybe). So I figured that that a tiny cupboard or table to mount the washbasin on could be the perfect compromise. The idea of a sink console is exactly this – to use an aesthetic piece of furniture to camouflage an unseemly washbasin. My idea of a good sink console is also one that conceals the ugly pipes and plumbing and gives little room to those spidermen.
I probably go overboard with all this earthy love, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen a wash area this beautiful! I’d be ready to trade an organ or two if I could simply make this mine!
The best way to make the washbasin almost invisible is to have them built into the console. This way, it might, when viewed from a distance, even pass off as just decorative furniture.
A console full of drawers can be perfect for the dining room, bringing with it unexpected storage space and yet faithful to its true purpose.
All of that storage space could as well be used in the bathroom for towels and toiletries. As opening a drawer and using the sink at the same time could be a task, you may want to complement it with an overhead cabinet to store all the daily-use vanities.
So long as you’re kept guessing if it’s a table with washbasin, or a washbasin with a table, I think it’s a job well done!