Wednesday, October 26, 2011

Cock-A-Doodle Don't

When Lauren of West Furniture Revival shared this clock; I was blown away. I'd never even considered painting a clock...much less having it turn out well. So when I ran into this clock at my local thrift shop, I loved the shape, but the rooster was not my style. Now, I'm not hatin' on you rooster lovers because that have their place. Just not on a clock like this: Photobucket

The wood was perfectly dried out and perfect to use my new Fiddes wax in Jacobean. If you have not tried soft furniture wax, you are missing out. I know...it's pricey, but the can will last you forever! I want to wax anything that isn't nailed down right now...that's how much I love this product.

Back to the clock. I painted a sloppy coat of DecoArt white on the outside. I then waxed the whole thing with Jacobean wax. Swoon!! Next, I took that rooster out and found some scrap fabric that would work. Lastly, I took the face of the clock out. The photo matting had been a maroon, so I just covered that up with DecoArt Dove Gray and the inner circle got one coat of DecoArt Neutral Gray. I reassembled the clock, and here ya go!

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Excuse my lame mantel decor!

~Allison

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19 comments:

Belinda said...

That turned out really nice! I love it.

itsstilllife.com said...

Loved how it turned out. I have only started to learn to paint items. never used wax before. think I need to try it. Thanks for the inspiration.

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

so cute! the finish is great! i love roosters though- i have them all over my french country kitchen. ;)

Brandi said...

Oh my heck, that turned out great! Love it! Awesome makeover!!!

Andi @ Jane of all crafts said...

My mom LOVES roosters! But like you said they have their place. Seriously the coolest clock I have ever seen. it reminds me of that look restoration hardware was big into there for a while.

Carol A.Bender said...

What a beautiful transformation, and I'm a rooster/chicken lover. I agree that they have their place. :)

Decor & Harmony @ 4290 said...

Nice restyle! Your mantel decor is great, I see the "B" now what does it stand for "butt?" I still laugh about that post; kids are too cute. I got my blue tape in the mail the other day:)

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

LOL "Sloppy Coat"? I love it. Nice makeover.

Deborah March said...

Oooohhh, how utterly FABULOUS!! Beautifully layered painting!

Deborah (visiting happily from http://upcyclingmylife.blogspot.com... hope you'll visit too...)

gail said...

wow! great improvement! Love the new look of your clock.
gail

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

wow what a redo. i love it. Beatiful finish,and thank you so much for the shout out! Id love to feature it, let me know if this would be ok with you.

Christie: A Rambling Ophelia said...

I LOVE your blog! Im gonna copy a few of these projects for myself too! Thank you for your comment on my blog, so I was able to be introduced to yourS! Ill be here awhile catching up on all your great inspirations!

Meg said...

Ah! What a great "after!" I love how you added the decorative panel and the paint job is fantastic. Great job!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love this--love the color and the fabric adds so much!

Heather said...

Oh, I LOVE it! So awesome!!

Alida - Radcrafter said...

I love the change in the finish. It takes it from hum-drum to fabulous. I featured your piece in a recent blog post....

http://radcrafter.com/2011/11/5-gorgeous-furniture-makeovers/

Alida
radcrafter.com

WhyCuzICan said...

I had to do a double take and see it was the same clock it's so drastically different...before/after/before/after= yup SAME CLOCK!

Well done- it's s stunner!

Visiting from My Romantic Home's- Show and Tell Friday Linky Party,
Smiles and thanks for sharing,
~Suzanne in NW Illinois

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I don't think I've ever considered painting a clock either! Love the weathered finish this piece has now.

Tracy said...

Wow, how cool! I would not have thought of painting a clock but it looks great!