One of the downsides of going to the markets pretty well much every weekend, sometimes my goodies get a little damaged through transport or the elements like the rain and the wind!
This happened with this sweet paisley clock. It got a little damp from the rain and some of the paper that it was covered in got damaged. So rather than just throwing it out, I decided to give it a little Vintage Clock Save makeover.
Vintage Clock Save
Clock – It can be any type of clock that may be in need of some TLC
Clock face printable – I found mine over at Knick of Time but you can also find others over on Pinterest. Just search free printable clock faces.
Chalk paint – I used my own chalk mix but Fusion Mineral Paint will do the trick.
Antiquing Mix – I used a mix of Raw Umber and a glaze medium.
Americana Black Paint
Sander 120grit sandpaper
Step 1 – Removed all of the clock mechanism and sand back the damaged paper area of the clock until smooth. Then using a pencil, mark where 12, 3, 6 and 9 were on the side of the clock for later. Give the entire clock face 3 coats of chalk paint. Lightly sand back to give a nice smooth surface. I went a little more heavier around the edges.
Step 2– Then using the antiquing wax and a chux wipe the antique mix over the entire clock face. Print out your chosen clock face graphic. Due to the size of the clock, I printed out the printable on A3 paper. Cut around the edges of the clock face.
Step 3 – Stencil on the script using your stencil and black paint.
Step 5 – Lightly distress where I have stencilled. Apply the clock face, using Mod Podge, ensuring it was all lined up with the marks that you made on the edges earlier. Using an old store card, moved around the clock face in circles making sure to get rid of any air bubbles.
Step 6 – Once dry seal the clock face with two coats of Mod Podge, letting each coat dry completely in between.
It was so nice to be able to save the clock and give it a new lease on life, rather than just throw it away!
You could even do it with a clock that is dated and needs a bit of a spruce up!
Until next time,
Don’t have time to make now? Be sure to PIN for later 🙂
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