I fixed up another vintage clock for my brother a while ago and it was such an easy transformation. I come across old clocks frequently at yard sales, but I usually do not buy them. One day I was talking to my brother on the phone and he mentioned that all his friends love his clock and want one like it, so I started thinking I should find more clocks to fix up. I recently came across this vintage one at a yard sale for only $3. It works great and just needed a little cosmetic help.
I started by scraping all the gold and black paint off the glass using a razor blade and water.
I painted the wood with Country Gray Chalk Paint. Then, I rubbed it with clear and dark wax.
I rubbed some of the dark wax on the clock face as well and then painted the gold pendulum with oil rubbed bronze spray paint.
I sold this clock right away at the Alameda Point Antiques Faire. I think I will be on the lookout for another inexpensive, vintage clock to restore.
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