Friday, May 16, 2014

Chalk Painted Grandfather Clock

It's done!


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.


Next, I used clear wax and ASCP dark wax.  Finally, I painted the trim with Plaid Pure Gold Metallic and did a little more dark wax and sanding to get the distressed look.



Full disclosure...
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.

Eilis

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5 comments:

  1. Eilis, your clock looks beautiful! The finish looks so pretty against your walls.

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  2. Pretty clock! Thanks for linking up at HSH!
    Sherry

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  3. Looks gorgeous! Happy that I could help inspire this beautiful piece and thank you for linking up at FNF!!

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  4. The shape of this clock was already interesting, but the paint really made all the details stand out. Great job!

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