Wednesday

Wood Clock Redo/Thrift Store Decor

I've got something new on the Bliss Ranch blog, or rather I've got something old.

The something old is a new to me thrifted item that once a month I'll spruce up.  You know I like challenges whether it's furniture or some other cast off I can update.

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The new is that I'm joining eight other bloggers for this last Wednesday of the  month series called Thrift Store Decor, and I'm pretty darn excited to be part it!



Just look at this lineup.........

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For my first project with these lovely ladies, I redid an old dusty wood clock that I picked up for five buckaroos.

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It had a little bit of charm under the dust.

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I taped it all up and started painting and sanding to distress.

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I mixed up a custom batch of some Fusion Mineral Paint colors in Ash and Chocolate.

The back of the area where the pendulum swings received some Fusion Lamp White.

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I spray painted the pendulum a bronze color and attached an old cow tag with some E-600 and a black thumb tack.

The open area was filled with some metal hardware cloth, also spray painted bronze.

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I really like the look of hardware cloth, I used it in another clock makeover {here}.  I also added it to the inside of the door on the clock face so it shows through the glass.

My handy dandy husband hand model stapled the hardware cloth to the frame for me.


I used my vinyl cutting machine and tried something new.... I left the vinyl on my project and dry brushed right over it.  I will do that again, it instantly aged the letters.

The letters will get a coat of glue over to seal them on, but I haven't done that yet, not high priority.  Maybe when they start to fall off it will move to the top of the list, but for now they don't seem to be going anywhere.

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The door was painted in the contrasting Lamp White and Ash was dry brushed over the whole thing.

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Leaving the vinyl right on my project gave it more of a vintage sign look.

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Both sides say REPAIR....

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But no I'm not going into the watch or clock repair business, although I do have yet another clock makeover coming in September.

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I think the whole clock looks better, but I may go back and dry brush some white over the center part that is solid.  I haven't decided yet.

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I also haven't decided where to hang it, so for now it's hanging in our mudroom because that's where there happened to be an empty nail.

The thing chimes on the hour, and really...... I don't want anything else that makes noise around here, so for now there is no battery in it.

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My favorite part is the pendulum.
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Click over to each of the links to see what the other 
Thrift Store Decor ladies have created for your viewing pleasure.








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21 comments :

  1. Oh my gosh Bliss, what a beauty. I have a clock almost identical to that. I received it from my parents probably 25 years ago. I made it over with a coat of paint. Not nearly as awesome as yours.

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  2. I really love this! Gives it so much character....and dry brushing over vinyl letters....something I'm going to try for sure!!
    Marti

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  3. Wow! You did a great job transforming that old clock! you gave it a much more modern vibe.

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  4. So awesome...you inspire me every single time!!!

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  5. So good Bliss ... as usual, you are so creative and talented. Love what you did with that old clock. I have one almost like it and may just have to copy your idea. Hope it will turn out half as good.
    Audrey Z.

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  6. That really is so great, Bliss...and so you. LOVE it!

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  7. It went from dated to date-able!! hubba hubba!

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  8. Oh that clock turned out so pretty and what a fun challenge!

    Tania

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  9. Great makeover, Bliss! You turned this boring thing into a cool wall decoration with an industrial vibe. Love it!

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  10. Another amazing Bliss Ranch transformation! You really do need to open your own re-purposed furniture store - or perhaps take on custom consignment projects! Love, love, love!!!

    :) Linda

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  11. Cool, crazy, clever, creative clock! (I'm on a same letter kick again) :)

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  12. Darling makeover! I think you could make anything look darling!! LOL

    Judy

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  13. I used to have the same clock!... I guess you could tally that up and see who all said the same thing. But gosh! look at the time...
    looks cute!

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  14. It looks 100% better and has real character now! I love that you added words on the side too.

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  15. What a great transformation Bliss - I love anything with words so this is right up my ally - I have a clock waiting for a makeover that needs a glass panel - but now you've got me thinking I could just put chicken wire on it instead THANK YOU !!!!!!
    xox

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  16. It's looks awesome, painting the vinyl was a great idea.

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  17. it is wonderful, especially love the hardware cloth and the repair signs.

    be blessed
    Barb

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  18. This is a fabulous makeover! You've turned an ordinary piece into a one of a kind treasure!

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