This corner by the stairs was waiting longingly for a grandfather clock, but would have had to wait for quite a while if I hadn't been able to do this for $240 plus paint.
A couple of weeks ago, Courtney from French Country Cottage shared the Morris Grandfather Clock frequently available at Joss & Main that could be painted like one in her own home. I ordered one immediately. Actually, I thought I might be able to use it "as is" for a while and paint it in the future. Once I opened the box and saw that the wood had a red tone to it, I knew it had to be painted right away. In fact, painting the unassembled pieces worked well.
I painted all the pieces with Vintage Market & Design chalk paint in "lace." I protected the clock face with contact paper to make painting easier.
I do wish that there was not a gap above the door:
I think the light paint color makes it show more than it would have if left dark...
but I really don't see it unless I look at the clock from below.
I still love how it turned out.
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