Saturday, November 5, 2011

Vintage Suitcase Clock

Vintage Suitcases.

That's the theme this week for the Saturday Nite Special party hosted by Donna @ Funky Junk Interiors.

I love old suitcases and have them stacked in various spots around my house.
Last March I turned one of the vintage suitcases into a clock and I thought I would re-post some pictures of it for tonight's link party.

This is the rather beat-up suitcase I started with.
I took an old clock face and a rusty metal gear,
And glued both pieces to the front of the suitcase.  I then glued some chipboard numbers on top of the gear.
Using the hole in the clock face as my guide, I drilled a hole in the suitcase and added the clock movement.

I also added some luggage labels to hide some of the flaws on the outside of the suitcase.
Don't forget to turn your clocks back tonight!!

Jane

61 comments:

  1. Oh sooooo neat Jane...how did I miss this one...happy that you re-posted it:) Have you moved in your space at the shop?

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  2. I missed it too, so thanks for sharing it again. Honestly Jane, you come up with the coolest ideas. This is just so great!! You really inspire me. xo

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  3. You have talent oozing out of every pore on your body. You never cease to amaze me. Love that suitcase.

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  4. I am so in LOVE with this! I saw it on Pinterest but had no idea it was YOURS! Watermark your stuff my friend. You deserve the recognition!

    Shared on Facebook and pinned. Again! :)

    https://www.facebook.com/photo.php?fbid=10150431862386141&set=a.192514281140.164586.175378011140&type=1&theater

    Donna

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  5. Jane,
    That is just so darling! I agree with Donna...watermark! You are so clever you need the credit.
    Smiles, alice

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  6. Too excellent! Inventive. Useful. Totally funky. LOVE it.
    - Joy

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  7. Another fabulous idea, you are amazing! It's 1:53am here so pretty soon I get another hours yippee

    Carol

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  8. Love this one clever Jane!

    hugs
    Sissie

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  9. if we were neighbors, I'd insist we open a shop together!

    you're rockn my world Jane.

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  10. What a great idea! I have never made a clock before, but ofcourse you make it seem so easy ;_
    Thanks! t.xoxoxox

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  11. Jane, that is the coolest clock ever. You are brilliant.

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  12. Oh my gosh Jane I love that!! You are such a talented gal!!
    Thank you for sharing it with us :)

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  13. Only you could turn a suitcase into a clock! Brilliant!

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  14. Oh! How clever!!!! Love this!!!
    XO Diane

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  15. What a great idea! And you picked a perfect time to show it to us.

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  16. What a great project and how appropriate for Daylight Savings Time, Jane! Love the way you displayed it, too, with the camera and globe.

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  17. I won't! Thanks to you my Friend! What a great idea. I have plenty of those Vintage suitcases in my stash.
    Thanks for sharing your creativity with us. It puts a smile on my face every time I stop in!
    Want a pear? Just kidding....
    xxx Liz

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  18. Awesome! I'm trying to come up with some travel themes and this is a great one!
    Debbie

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  19. It amazes me how much creativity you have packed in your being!

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  20. Way cool...AZ is the only state that doesn't change their time and trust me...I LIKE it! I would have to take a morning just to change all the clocks!!

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  21. "She's so clever" that's what I just said to the Senior Partner as he sits watching football on TV and I catch up with my blogging buddies.
    Great clock!

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  22. Great project ! I love a clock that is easy to see . And this one stands up with the best of them !

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  23. Wow - amazing!
    Liz @ Shortbread & Ginger

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  24. As usual, your projects are so great! Love the clock suitcase...guess it's Time to Go. ;-)

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  25. What a clever idea! I so Love this! Thanks for sharing!

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  26. Best looking clock in blogland! Another fabulous creation! Love it.

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  27. WoW, this is just fabulous! Thank you for the inspiration, Jane!

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  28. That is just too cool! I don't know how I missed this post the first time too. =( Glad I caught it this time. Really clever!

    Jeanine

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  29. What a spiffy idea. I wish you'd do a room by room video of your home!

    :)

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  30. I'm so glad you posted this again. I don't know how I missed it! Great idea.

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  31. Love this! I'm feeling so inspired by all the suitcase projects I've seen in blogland recently...but this is so unique!

    How's the booth going? I too am getting ready to open one on the 15th...nervous but excited. Hope it is going well for you.

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  32. Love what you did I have the same suitcase stuffed in the closet may have to get it out though I would be afraid of ruining it

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  33. AWESOME!!!
    Did you get all moved into your booth?! Lots of work and fun too! Can't wait to see it!!!
    Warmly,
    deb

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  34. You are a wonder! I finally made some of the snowmen. I posted them with a link back to your tutorial.

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  35. I missed this too so am glad you shared it now. This made the suitcase one hundred times better. I now have two vintage cases and will be getting more.

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  36. GIRL...you need to write a book! i MEAN it! you have the most amazingly creative ideas for "re-purposing" just about everything!

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  37. I love this--I have the same suitcase, hmmm...

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  38. Great use of an old suitcase and clock and a cute reminder to turn our clocks back. I loved getting that extra hour. Your book ends are amazing too. Hope your antique space is doing well. How could it not be. You are so creative.

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  39. I LOVE this. I think I am going to try making something similar. Wonderful!

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  40. How cool is that! What a wonderful idea and it looks absolutely gorgeous. Have a great week.

    Hugs,
    Robin

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  41. This is just so fantastic Jane! I will be showing your pictures to my friends. They will surely be amazed.

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  42. Great idea...your booth is going to look amazing with creative pieces like this!!

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  43. Thanks for stopping by! Hope you post some pics of your "game boys."

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  44. o wow very creative!! such a gr8 idea!!

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    http://mscomposure.blogspot.com

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  45. Love it!!! Hope sales at your new booth are going well!!!

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  46. How awesome is that suitcase..You are so creative..I love your blog..Have a great week..

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  47. Very cute! I love vintage suitcases too. I've seen some things on Pinterest where they turn it into a chair! :)

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  48. Coolest clock I've ever seen:)

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  49. what a FANTASTIC idea! Love it and love your blog too! I'm your newest follower!

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  50. Just sayin' hi.
    missing you.

    blessings
    barb

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  51. so pretty!!!!!!!!!!!!
    happy wk,
    Rosa

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  52. That suit case clock is so neat I really do like that.

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  53. Wow, your clock is too cool! I've got this linked to my suitcases post as well today, for inspiration!

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