Tuesday, April 26, 2011

TICKING AWAY


AND SO WAS THIS LITTLE WALL CLOCK
 I PICKED UP OTHER DAY...
SHE WAS VERY DATED, WITH THE
BLACK AND GOLD GLASS ON THE
FRONT AND THE UGLY COLOR STAIN.
SHE WAS ABANDONED, AND JUST AS
ALOT OF OUT OF DATE, OUT
OF STYLE THINGS SHE ENDED UP
AT THE THRIFT STORE.

YUP THATS HER IN MY CART AT
THE THRIFT STORE.
HERES SOME OTHER SHOTS OF THE
BEFORE...

THIS PICTURE SHOWS A BIG CHUNCK
OF WOOD TAKEN OUT I JUST FIXED IT
WITH WOOD FILLER.

I CANT BELIEVE ANYONE ACTUALLY LIKED THAT
BLACK AND GOLD GLASS LOOK..
I TOOK OFF THE DOOR AND THE GLASS
 ROUND PIECE WHICH COVERED THE
FACE OF THE CLOCK
THEN I DID A COAT OF PRIMER..
AND I GOT RID OF THE BLACK
AND GOLD GLASS

YUP.. I SMASHED IT WITH A HAMMER...


AND THE AFTER...
I REPLACED THE GLASS WITH WIRE AND
I SCRUBBED THE FACE OF THE CLOCK TO
DISTRESS IT...
PAINTED THE HOUR AND MINUTE HANDS
WITH GOOD OLD ORB
(OIL RUBBED BRONZE SPRAY PAINT)
AND I ALSO OXIDIZED THE BRASS
PENDULUM BY A TECHNIQUE I FOUND ON THE
INTERNET WHERE YOU SUSPEND THE
ITEM ABOVE AMONIA, COVER IT,
 AND THE FUMES WILL ACTUALLY OXIDIZE
THE PIECE. BE CAREFUL THE
FUMES ARE KILLER...

AND TADA!!!

THE REALLY COOL THING ABOUT THIS CLOCK
IS THAT THE FRONT GLASS LIFTS UP SO YOU
CAN CHANGE THE TIME...




I LOVE THE WAY SHE TURNED OUT... AND
NOW I'M ON THE LOOKOUT FOR MORE WALL
CLOCKS....

HOPE YOU LIKE HER.

43 comments:

  1. WOW -- you had a vision when you spotted this one! Turned out great!

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  2. Love what you did with the old clock. I am always interested in the old clocks that I see at the thrift shop, perhaps I should buy one, and see what happens.

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  3. this is amazing! the teal looks stunning with the red wall. kinda makes me want to go to GW, like NOW & get a clock. xox

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  4. Wow! gorgeous transformation. It's amazing what you can do with a little vision!!

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  5. I never would have thought about doing something like that. Beautiful.

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  6. Excellent job! I would not given that clock a second glance but now I will.

    Benita

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  7. Wow. I never would have had that kind of vision. Love it!
    I'm so happy to have found your wonderful blog. I'm your newest follower. Hope you stop by for a visit sometime.
    xoxo,
    Kim

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  8. that is awesome! it doesn't even look like the same clock! it's so cool!

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  9. It's beautiful! LOVE the color and the wire!

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  10. This is AMAZING! Thanks so much for linking up! :)

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  11. Wow, what a transformation!!! Love it!

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  12. I love how you fixed up this outdated clock! Oxidizing the gold toned part is an excellent tip and it looks so much better. I fixed up a clock a couple of months ago and I wish I knew that was possible then. Your clock looks perfect!

    xoxo
    Amanda

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  13. That looks so good. Love the color and the wire. Great idea sanding the face to age it, too. Thanks for joining WUW.

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  14. LOVE this clock!!! Great job!! Fantastic color!! I am hitting the garage sales tomorrow!!
    Amy

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  15. AWESOME! I love it and so different from the original!!

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  16. That turned out so cute, you'd never know it started out so dated.

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  17. very cool. great redo. would you consider doing a guest post on my blog? thanks for sharing this at my party!

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  18. Wow, what a transformation! Great eye...I just know I would have passed up the "before" at the thrift store :)
    Laurel@chippingwithcharm
    PS...thanks for the tip on the brass...I've wondered if/how you could do that!

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  19. That is quite a transformation! I'm going to bookmark this for the future...I have an old clock that could use some of that kind of love. Thanks for sharing!

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  20. This is fabulous! an amazing transformation. I don't think I could have seen past that black and gold glass.

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  21. VERY cool. I love that you had the gumption to break the glass.

    Warmly, Michelle

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  22. Very cool, I love how the clock face turned out! Thanks for sharing.

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  23. LOVE THIS! I am in love with the way the old face of the clock is juxtaposed with the very "now" color!
    Great job!

    http://gardenberger.blogspot.com/

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  24. The color is wonderful! You did a fantastic job!

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  25. LOVE the wire instead of the glass! Great job!!

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  26. Love it! Gggrrreeat job! Love the color.
    ~Pam

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  27. How did you attach the wire? Staples? The clock looks so nice! I will definitely be looking for clocks at the thrift stores the next time I go! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  28. Hi, Lauren! I'm admiring all your creative projects here so can you please share them with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop? I hope to see you there at the party :)

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  29. Yay! You came! Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

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  30. I will be featuring this tonight on Thrifty Thursdays! What an amazing transformation! :)

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  31. This is such a creative little makeover! I wouldn't have given that clock a second look at the thrift shop. I'm featuring you on my FLaunt it Friday features. Thanks for linking up!!! :)

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  32. Ga-Reat! NOW, I HAVE to go to the Thrift store and find me a clock so I can copy this sofreakinamazing pices of revived vintage!!!! I love it madly!!

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  33. fabulous job...i love a good makeover and i've often wondered how to oxidize brass fittings...thanks! i'd love for you to link this to fridays unfolded tomorrow.

    alison
    stuff and nonsense

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  34. OMG! I totally love what you did with this clock. I have a similar style that I've been wanting to paint - I'm going for it after seeing yours.

    Happy Friday's Unfolded Stuff & Nonsense from your newest follower :O)

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  35. I love it! One of the best clock makeovers I've ever seen!

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  36. I can't believe you saw potential in this clock! It's gorgeous! You're awesome! ;) Thanks so much for sharing in the DIY project parade, Lauren. I'm including a link back in tomorrow's highlights!;)

    Roeshel

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  37. I love your before/after pics! And I really appreciate how you describe what you did to get your final product!

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  38. I love the old clocks, and this one looks fantastic. You've brought out the best in it.

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  39. I love what you did! great idea with the wire....!!

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