Today I remembered that along with that old landfill hassock fan that I saved from the scrap heap and restored I also came across two old clocks. One was a Westclox (plug-in) and the other was a Big Ben (wind up). I tested the clocks today and the only one that worked was the Westclox. I had to replace the cord and spruce it up but it looks great now.
Now as I mentioned we had a Big Ben wind up clock to restore as well. After a good amount of time tinkering with it to keep it working I gave up. I couldn’t allow myself to just throw it in the garbage. I sat there thinking what I could do with this piece and finally it came to me. I decided to use it as a picture frame. I refinished it just like the Westclox but mounted a photo in place of the hour faceplate. I think its a cool idea but I dont know. Let me know what you think. I will probably change out the picture that’s in there for something from my family. I thought old blue eyes would be a good substitute.