Monday, October 21, 2013

DIY: Updated Thrift Store Clock!

Greetings, friends!
In my busy days of ideas, projects that are completely over my head, and well mommyhood, I squeezed in a quickie project. :)  This post is going to be short and sweet.  I went to Goodwill a couple of days ago which was my first trip in over a month, or 2?  Needless to say I was looking for some "thrift-spiration!"  I found it in this wonderful old clock that I scored for $9.


Maybe it was too much, but the clock motor was new and I trusted that it would work...and it did. I knew I wanted to paint this clock a bold, vibrant color like coral or turquoise, I did NOT know, however, what I would do with the face.  Most of the ideas I had went out the window when I couldn't figure out how to open up the back of the clock to remove its paper face.  UGH.  I got the important parts off (ie; the glass flip top and hardware including hands), sanded this wooden beauty and painted it, well you'll see... :)



As you can see I decided to paint the face with chalkboard paint! (Martha Stewart Chalk Board Paint-Grey)  I wanted to do something unusual with it and where as chalkboard paint is extremely popular on the home decor front, to me this was unique and a super cool idea...if I do say so myself! :)  What's awesome is that I can change the look of the face any "time" I want! hee hee...

I hope you guys find something that inspires you today and make it even more beautiful with your own touch.

Have a great day!
~Lori

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