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 This clock was very outdated and now it is gorgeous.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.
Next week I’ll be sharing the wooden try makeover.