I was visiting my little brother a couple of months ago and he had this old clock on his wall. I told him that I liked his clock, but it needed a little fix-up. He took the clock off the wall and handed it to me. I love a challenge!
This is what the clock looked like before. It was that '70s, orange-brown stained wood with gold swirly designs on the glass. Even with the ugly accents, I loved the beautiful shape of the clock.
I started by removing the ugly gold, curly cues from the glass with vinegar and a razor blade. They came right off! I would have painted the clock a weathered gray, like this coffee table, if it was for myself. Since it was for my brother, I decided to paint it black and distress the edges.
After I painted it, it still need something else and I decided a new face would complete the transformation. I turned to my friend, Renee, from Shabby, Chic & Charming. She has a lovely blog with so many creative ideas and I remembered she beautifully transformed one of her clocks by designing a new face. You can see her transformed clock by clicking here. I asked her if she would design a face for mine too and she did an amazing job! I love the Roman numerals and the distressing she added with her graphics program.
I wanted to customize it for my brother, so I asked Renee to add Sherman (his last name) clock company at the top. She also picked a lovely, yet masculine graphic of a lion and unicorn, that looks like a family crest, for the bottom. I love it!
I printed the face out at Staples on white card stock and then added some smoke colored glaze for more depth.
I cut it out and used Modge Podge to decoupage the new face over the old one.
I hope my brother likes his clock facelift!
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