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Tuesday, September 3, 2013

New Face for an Old Clock!!

I love things with character.  
This is not my idea of a clock with character!
Function yes, character no!  
When I came upon the following clock at DI for $3 I saw character!  
Yes, it needed a little help to make it pop, but it had great bones!



Here's what I did.  
Step one:
 I took off the decorative parts.  I just unscrewed the finial.  I thought the brass feet would also unscrew, but no.  So I just taped off the bottom as well as the glass part. 

Then I spray painted the clock with a coat of primer and then Krylon Blue Ocean Breeze.
Next I distressed it with some sandpaper and then I screwed the finial back on, and whala! 

"It looks kinda dark inside," Les said.
"What? It looks fine," I thought.
But he was right, soooooo.....


I went back to work. 
 I opened the back and unscrewed the clock face.  I pulled it out and carefully taped off the actual round face part with the numbers and clock hands.  

A coat of primer and white paint, and then light distressing. 
I put it all back together and Perfect!


Now I have a bedside clock with character and pizzazz!!


Here's a before and after shot.  


And it really only cost me $3, because the paint was left over from another project.
What do you think? 
 What kind of clocks do you like?

Thanks for stopping by!


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6 comments:

Antonella Guidi said...

I'like the color! Very nice the after, good idea paintier the inside. Cute little rabbit ^^
Kiss from Italy/Baci dall'Italia
Antonella

Elisha Albretsen @ Pneumatic Addict Furniture said...

Great job! I wish our DI was closer. You always find such great scores!

Susan D said...

What a great little makeover! Love it!

OrangeBlossom said...

Sweet! Great find! What's DI?

concretenprimroses said...

SweeT! I wouldn't have thought to do the inside too. Great idea.
Kathy

Style Sisters said...

I too love the color...you did a great job! Come link up to centerpiece Wednesday and share this post with us http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2013/09/welcome-to-centerpiece-wednesday-92.html
Karin