Harbor Freight doesn’t just sell “ridiculously low priced” tools. They also sell “ridiculously low priced” decor and cute accessories for your home!
I know right? I was as shocked as you are!
(This is not a promotional or sponsor post. I’m simply sharing a new fab find. I’m not being compensated in any way, shape, or form for this post. I just like my new clock!)
So first off, if you don’t know what Harbor Freight is, it’s a tool store that apparently is all over the country. (I always thought they were only in Austin. Whoops.) And they are “ridiculously low priced”. At least that’s what they claim. And after getting their ad in the mail and seeing a $14.99 paint sprayer for my air compressor, I knew I had to give my dad’s favorite tool store in the whole world a chance.
While browsing the tool store like a fashionista on 5th Avenue (I might have been drooling a little) I stumbled upon this little ditty.
And for a mere $19.99 I was sold. I mean, seriously… the one I’ve been eying at HobLob was at least double that or more.
And now I’ve got an adorable accessory that I convinced my husband was a practical purchase because it tells time. Double bonus.
Anything that boasts “Grand Central Station” is just double awesome in my book. I LOVE New York.
And now every time I look at it, I think of being here.
sigh. I miss the east coast.
I’ve decided to hang my new clock on this wall:
Okay, so for all you tool virgins out there, here’s a quick rundown on how to hang something awesome like this wall clock.
First, see what the package came with.
The clock came with some anchors and screws…
…which tells me I’m going to need a drill and a drill bit and a few other basic items.
Backing up… you’ll need some standard tools. If you don’t own these basics, I suggest you make a run to the store stat. Every person should own these few items.
The debate between the corded or battery powered drill is almost as hot as the breastfeeding/bottle feeding debate or the stay-at-home/working-mom debate, so I’m not gonna touch that topic with a ten foot pole. Let’s just say that I prefer the CORDED drill. Any day. Hands down. But I’ll leave that topic for it’s own separate post.
Using your pencil markings as a guide, drill holes into your wall. The clock needs two holes because it came with two anchors and screws (and because the clock has two screw holes in it to hang from). Make sure your bit is smaller than your anchor.
Now take your hammer and pound the anchor into the wall. You want this to fit snugly. The anchor, in case you don’t know, helps hold your screw tightly into the sheetrock. When you screw your screw into the anchor, the screw forces the anchor open putting pressure on the sheetrock allowing for a snug fit.
Now your anchors are set. They should be flush with the wall like this:
Now just screw that sucker into the anchors and pray it’s level. 😉
Aaaand thankfully, it is.
I hate saying this on every.single.post. I make but I feel like I have to make sure that everybody knows I just moved in. And that is why the house looks so unsettled, especially the painted/not painted walls.
Chase was feeling left out so he felt the need to come pose for a picture. I didn’t want to hurt his feelings and not post his picture. He did beg for it after all. No, seriously. That dog gets up and walks right in front of me every.single.time. I bust out the camera. He’s neurotic.
So there you have it, my little slice of Grand Central Station right in my own home. I couldn’t be any more giddy. And now when I’m sitting on the couch I don’t have to get a crick in my neck to check the time on the clock behind me. Double bonus.
I don’t know what it is about these hanging wall clocks, but I just love them. Drool over them. They make me all fluttery inside.
Have you scored any totally drool-worthy accessories or decor lately? Do you love these clocks as much as I do?
* I am not affiliated with Harbor Freight in any way, shape, or form. I paid full-price for my clock and am not getting compensated to talk about or link up to them. I simply love this clock and figured I should at least be courteous and share the link with you in case you just have to order one for yourself. And if you do, let me know so I can be giddy with you!