Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Faith and a Walmart Clock

Hey Guys.  Once again I feel that I must apologize for not posting anything in almost a month.  How does that happen???   Anyway... has my post title got you curious???  Well the faith part comes in because we have decided to take another leap of faith and do Roundtop again!!  YEA!!!  I am so excited!  We have reserved a booth at the Texas Rose Antique Show again.  We LOVE this place.  You guys have to come out and see how great it is!  I will give more information as it gets closer.  It is at the end of September.

And now the Walmart clock!  Doesn't sound very exciting does it?  Well, it is!!  My mom bought this clock from Walmart a couple of years back because it had such a cute shape and was extremely reasonable!  It came in a box and had to be put together.  Curious?  Okay, here is the before picture...

I, of course, didn't remember to take a "before" shot until after I had already started painting!  It had a door with a glass inset covering that opening.  It also had some cheesy gold clock parts hanging down.

It really does have a fantastic shape and the "wood" is a pretty color.  But my mom decided that it needed to be painted!  And who am I to disagree???  We decided to fill in the glass area with a piece of wood.  This made a HUGE difference!!  I painted it first with a soft cream color, then a pale blueish/green color.  I also painted the wood accent pieces in the cream color for some contrast.  I heavily distressed it and then waxed it to it more of an aged look.  We LOVE how it turned out!!!!  It almost looks like one of those gorgeous Swedish clocks that you see in the magazines.  I said almost.  But we are very happy with how it turned out.  So here you go...

Oh!!!  I forgot to mention that I gold leafed the rim around the face of the clock.  This was my first attempt at gold leafing and I think I am addicted!!  It was so much fun!!!  And it is so beautiful!!

I used this kit from Hobby Lobby for the gold leafing...

 Here is a closeup of the paint color and the white trim.

So what do you think?  Still look like a Walmart clock???  Okay, that's it for tonight.  I have a couple more pieces ready to show you.  I just have to edit the pics and get them uploaded!  So hopefully that means I will post again this month!!  Ha!

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