By now, I’m sure you’ve seen the gorgeous artwork that my kids created with nothing more than stretched canvases, a paint palette, acrylic paints and painters tape. Hopefully, you gushed over it like I did. Just in case you missed it (or failed to gush) here’s another look at the two canvases together…
In order to put these bad boys on display, I had to find the perfect clock to go in between them… I literally searched and searched and searched. I looked at all the local general merchandise and hardware stores. I even looked for a clock when we visited Kansas City. Ugh. I found one that I sort of liked online, but I only sort of liked it, and didn’t want to push the pay button on something I only sort of liked. KWIM?
Then, the other day, I am out and about, and stopped by Big Lots to see if they have any more bamboo drawer dividers. I had to steel the ones from my jewelry drawer for the kitchen reorganizing project I am working on (long story). I’m walking through Big Lots, looking for the bamboo dividers and I see it.
The clock I want. And it was only $25!
Of the thirty five large wall clocks they had, they only had one 24 inch wall clock like this one. I really liked it.
I snapped a picture with my phone and sent it to Hubs, asking if he liked it, too. Then I started to roam the store, waiting for his reply. When I didn’t receive a reply within a few minutes, as I usually do, I figured he must be at lunch or something. I didn’t want anyone else to buy it while I waited, so, I went back over, put the clock in my cart, and started roaming some more. After about twenty minutes, I still hadn’t heard from him. I asked an associate if I could return the clock if my husband hated it. She laughed and said yes, I could return it within thirty days with a receipt. I bought it.
He liked it. It is now on our wall, flanked on either side by a masterpiece.
For the meager investment of $26.18 in art supplies, four afternoons (one for Hubs to paint the canvases black, two for the kids to paint the canvases, and then one to hang everything) and $25 for a clock, we went from a blank wall to this…
In the process, I was able to make some awesome memories with my kids as I taught them about art and had plain good fun.
Eat your heart out, Monet!
Be sure to check out the entire series…
- Affordable Artwork- The Concept
- Affordable Artwork- The First Canvas
- Affordable Artwork- The Second Canvas
- Affordable Artwork- Off With the Painters Tape
- Affordable Artwork- On Display (you are here)