Wednesday, November 16, 2011

Vintage Clock Makeover

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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MiniBinoy said...

this one is also absolutely stunning amanda.. am crazy abt vintage clocks ..u are perfect at giving them an awesome transformation... luvd the one u made for ur bro too.

Decor & Harmony said...

That's clever! The clock has been given life again, I love it :)

Cottage and Broome said...

Great make over, this looks fresh and shabby chic, great job, Laura

Kirsten Harr said...

Very cool! I love it :)

Heaven's Walk said...

Wow.....SO much better! I just love it! No wonder it sold right away. I never would'ave thought you could scrape that gold off. Beautiful job! :)

xoxo laurie

Restoration House Interiors said...

what an awesome makeover! Love it!

*new follower*
Kennesha from Restoration House Interiors

Revi said...

GREAT idea. You really made this one a beauty. Happy hunting!

john said...

wow what a fabulous improvement !!
Gail x

Biljana said...

Absolutely beautiful, I love it:-)
Have a great day, hugs Biljana

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love the clock redo and id love to feature it on my revival monday if that would be ok with you please let me know,

Lauren @ My Wonderfully Made said...

I would never, never guess it was the same clock! What a difference and GREAT idea scraping the words off of the glass -- really updated it!

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