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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  1. What a great transformation! This looks so much like a Swedish clock. Beautiful!

  2. WOW!!! that is just beautiful... the color and the gilding are awesome!

  3. This is so great! You made this clock look so unique!

  4. I never, in a billion years, would have guessed that would come from Walmart, even in its original state. FANTASTIC makeover.

  5. I have never seen a grandfather clock at Walmart. Great makeover! Good work.


  6. Great makeover, it looks sooo expensive!


  7. Beautiful job! Love your colors and especially the golf leafing.

  8. That clock... from Walmart?!!!

    OMGosh that is awsome! Really.

    Please come on over to share that at my blog party (the Bunny Hop) it will be the STAR of the party!

    I would also like to feature it on my other blog INSPIRATIONS.

    I am now folling you.

    xoxo Bunny Jean

  9. That turned out fantastic! A very pretty clock and the trim you painted and the leafing made it perfect. Love it! Thanks for linking it up at Home Sweet Home!

  10. amazing, great job! I love that style of clock, and you would never know it came from Walmart!

  11. No way! Saw this over at POWW highlights and had to come look for myself! Walmart? Really? It's awesome!

  12. One word......Fantabulous! If that isn't a word it should be, with a picture of this clock beside it in a dictionary!

  13. That is gorgeous! What a transformation. Love the highlighting with white and the distressing is perfect. Great job!

  14. This came out wonderful- I am working on something pretty similar too! Thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

  15. I have never seen a clock at wal mart like that either.

    you did a great job on the redo

    I have a grandfathers clock for sale maybe I need to paint it?

  16. question

    you said it had a glass front how did you make the wood cover on the front? just curious my clock i am thinking about painintg has a glass door


  17. That is one amazing re-do. Makes me want to find one of those bad boys on craigslist to try my hand at it :) Thanks for sharing.

  18. Saw this on Before and After. Wal-Mart? Are you sure? Amazing make over.

  19. Ok, I know I'm a little slow on the up-take but I finally got here. This is absolutely beautiful! I l-o-v-e this! You did an awesome job! I am hoping to find a clock somewhere so I can try something luke this, too. Totally addicted.

  20. If you ever wanna sell it, call me! ;)

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