I've been wanting to do this project for months. The idea came in to my head last year and for various reasons dealing with kids and life in general, I didn't get around to it until just recently.
That's the good news.
The bad news? I did the project while D was home and he likes to
take over help. Even when he has no idea what I'm trying to accomplish doesn't share my artistic vision, he butts in helps.
There are times when I need him...I'm short, y'all and sometimes I need a few extra inches to reach things.
That's how he got started with this. I was up on a ladder taking pictures of the kids in the shape of Roman numerals for a clock. He rolled his eyes a lot then told me to get off the ladder while he took the pictures. So instead of getting all the pictures the same direction, or a balanced back and forth of vertical vs horizontal...I got a hot mess. I had to call in
my computer monkey The Boy, to Photoshop the pictures the right way before I uploaded them to Shutterfly.
The Photoshopping was interesting. We had to add fun things like missing hands...And even out backgrounds.
I can't tell you the number of times the pictures fell off the wall while we were nailing them up. And straightening them out. Soon, there will be a great tutorial of how NOT to nail your photos to the wall when making a clock. Also, make sure your clock kit contains instructions on how to put the pieces together or else you might just end up with an extra piece that you can't figure where it supposed to go.
It may be hard to believe, but the pictures are on the wall straight and level. Where I'm standing to take the picture? Not so much. The joys of an old house.
Wall color is still the same. Crazy things yellows do in the light! It's bright yellow, like in the last picture. The other pictures were taken when it was overcast.
Even though it didn't go as smoothly as I had hoped, I still love having a clock on this wall.
And here's the finished look:
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