from splinter to… Splendid

Mantel Clock Makeover

Mantel Clock

This is my favorite makeover so far. This clock was very outdated and now it is gorgeous. I bought this clock, the oval frame and a wooden tray (stay tunes for this makeover) all for $5. I wasn’t sure if the clock worked when I bought it but I knew I could buy a new clock piece if not. And, knowing what  I know now, I would’ve paid $5 just for the clock.

This was a simple makeover. I started by take it apart and giving it a good cleaning with Lysol wipes, Windex and a toothbrush for the corners. I found the latex paint in the mistinted sale at our local hardware. I mix my on chalky finish paint most of the time. The recipe is easy.

Chalky Finish Paint Recipe – Ingredients: Plaster of Paris, Warm Water, Latex Paint

Mix 1/2 cup of Plaster of Paris and 1/2 cup of warm water until plaster is dissolved and then mix in 1 1/2 cups of paint. I mix and store it in Mason Jars and it keeps for quite some time. Keep the jar rim clean so that the lid comes off easily.

I painted 2 coats on the clock. Once dried I sealed with Annie Sloan Wax. I then antiqued it on all the corners and added one more coat of wax. Next, I used the old backing pieces to cut my new designs out of cardstock. The fox design, floral design and orange are all cardstock from Hobby Lobby. I used my Silhouette machine to cut the clock #’s out of vinyl. Again, I love this machine. It makes projects like this so much easier. The clock was originally put together just like a picture frame. It was easy to reassemble.

Here are some close up pictures of the cardstock.

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Next week I’ll be sharing the wooden try makeover.

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  1. Sharon@BlueWillowHouse

    Your clock was not only a bargain but you gave it an incredible makeover. I love the fox/wildlife theme. Thank you so much for sharing it at Vintage Charm and I can’t wait to see your tray makeover.

    1. (Post author)

      Thank you! Have a great week.

  2. Ashleigh

    This is a great rehab on a classic piece! Well done!

    I would love it if you would share this on my weekly link party, Peace, Love, Link-up : )

    1. (Post author)

      Thank you. I have shared it.

      1. Ashleigh

        Thank you for sharing on Peace, Love, Link-up! Be sure to stop by Friday at 6 for the next round of sharing awesomeness! : )

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  4. Mary-the boondocks blog

    What a stunning transformation. It went from ordinary to special. I love all of the details you have added on the insides to give it that extra touch. And the color you have added also makes it stand out. Thank you for joining us at Sweet inspiration.

    1. (Post author)

      Thank you!

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