25 October 2012

Sundance Catalog Inspired Clock Revamp

Sometimes things just turn out like you hope.  This is one of those projects!

What a difference paint can make.
My color palette for our home has evolved over time, and I've been slowly removing a lot of the red decor I've had around.  I saw this fun clock on pinterest via my friend Melissa from the Sundance Catalog, and knew it would be a perfect way to make over a large wall clock I painted several years ago.

via Sundance Catalog
Here's the clock in question.  It was a lovely rustic red, with vinyl stickers for all the markings.  You can partially see it in this photo (one of the first I posted on this blog!):

It was really in need of a makeover!

When we were painting the trim in Big Sister's room.  I sanded the clock down and added a coat of white trim paint.  It sat that way for a couple weeks.

Tuesday I finally had some time to finish the clock.  It only took a couple hours.

I started by carefully measuring where I wanted the typography to go, then sketching things out in pencil.

Next, I carefully removed most of the vinyl, revealing the red finish underneath.

This took a while!

Once the vinyl was removed, I used craft acrylic paint, mixing orange with black, to paint all the lettering.  When the kids came home from school, they wanted to help.

Once the lettering was finished, I mixed a little more orange and water to the remaining paint, and added some distressing.

 Little boy helped me add a coat of glossy varnish, and Big Sis helped add a coat of brown paint along the sides.

Here is the final product, waiting for everything to dry.

I was so excited to add the clock works and hang the clock up!

I love that we have a fun new statement in our dining area.

Now just to decide what I want to hang on the other side of the clock...

Sharing with Tatertots and Jello.

8 happy thoughts:

Marjorie said...

You did a great job! I love it!

Design Esquire said...

How fun! And everytime you look at it, you can remember how many little hands help make it.

Cynthia said...

I love this! As soon as I saw it, my mind started thinking about where I could get a round piece of wood to transform. Great Job!!!

Michele Pacey said...

Woah! That is fabulous Chris. Plus it was a family effort. Love that!

Stephanie said...

That looks just like the inspiration picture! I love it Chris. So cool the way the whole family helped out, it really turned out perfect.

megan {homemade ginger} said...

So clever! I love the vintage look!
I would LOVE for you to link this up at my Ginger Jamboree Link Party!!

Melissa said...

It looks great and I love how your kids got in on making it.

Now they have memories tied to it.

Sarah @ Modern Country Style said...

You let your kiddies help and it STILL came out absolutely beautifully! I'm very impressed - please send your children here right away to help me with my projects!!!


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