Hi everyone! Things are still busy around here but the rain has let up and the weather is cooling down so I am gettig caught up on projects. I wanted to show you my new re-do. I was inspired a piece that I saw at a local antique store. It was an antique french looking clock whose guts had been removed and shabby white with a rough looking board inside. There were glass shelves and a light was added and it was a curio cabinet now. The inspiration piece was 7 or 8 foot tall and I fell in love with it. It wasn't a terrible price. $350.00. It was out of my price range.
One day I am browsing craigslist and I see a grandfather clock for ....well let's just say a low low price with no guts in it....by guts I mean the clock parts were gone. I went to see it. It was a made in China one abut 6 foot tall made with a cherry wood stain. It looked cheap but I said for this price I don't have much to lose. I have seen some amazing makeovers with white paint so what the heck.
Here he is to begin with.
The painting begins and here is where it gets weird. I did not use primer. I hate using primer and it is so more for paint with primer. Well as I am painting the out side the white is turning pink. I put on two coats and let them dry but it is still bleeding pink through. So I prime it....yuk. The inside bleeds through the primer pink....see below.
This clock was tricky to paint. So many nooks and crannies and corners. I had to use a q-tip to get in some of the little spaces. I still found two more little spots I need to touch up. I did not shabby it because I was not sure how the cherry would come through. It is not perfect but I think someone will appreciate the unique idea.
Here it is.......
I had 3 pieces of glass cut for it but I think I only need two. There is a niche in the top where one piece will sit and then I screwed in some molding for one half way down the bottom. The glass was ready today but a friend who lives near there is picking it up tomorrow so I hope to get this to the shop then. I have to figure out a price.
Here are a few other pictures.
I also shifted to a bigger space at Alyssa's and I am so happy with it. It is open and bright and more space to cram in my finds.
Thanks for stopping by today!
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Tuesdays Treasures @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia
Masterpiece Monday @ Boogie Board Cottage
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
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