July 26, 2011

Mantel Clock Makeover


This was a fun little makeover!
My husband got this outdated, uh...ugly clock for Christmas {from my brother, thanks for nothin Lee.}
It has sat on the bottom shelf of our side table since Z received and yes, Z LOVES it! Me, not so much, I move it whenever I take pics for this little blog.
But her time has come, this little lady {I think it's a feminine piece} is headed for an extreme makeover.

I decided our living room, when it's finally put together, will need another pop of turquoise. So that decided the color choice. I removed the face and then she needed a light sanding then two light coats of Kilz primer. I used Valspar's Petrol Blue and Krylon's Metallic Silver for the metal frame around the face. I glazed her with a white glaze before the clear coat.

For the face makeover I downloaded a clock face {basically just numbers} and printed it on a misty grey, honeycomb background which I love.


Incidentally, have you seen these awesome pattern pieces from Sprik Spaces? I can think of a zillion uses for them and they come in 25 colors so get over there and let your imagination run wild.

There you have it-a much-much, oh,  ever so much-much, so muchly much-much more improved upon clock. {Name that book, if you can!}
I can leave the clock out when I take photos now.  ☺ 
My favorite part is the new face. I think the honeycomb design behind the numbers is so, so fun!  
AND, Z likes it, which is great cause it IS his clock!

Thanks for reading! You can also check out my complete ottoman transformation and my side table makeover- where I turned the MDF table [two pics above] into this faux zinc, one!

63 comments:

  1. Love the color--great makeover!

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  2. Very cool! and such inspiration!

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  3. What a great idea! I have a clock like this that was given to me as a wedding gift, but I sits in a cabinet with my house stash stuff. Wonder if my hubby would notice if I painted it???? ;)

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  4. Love the color and distressing!

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  5. This turned out so cute! I love the color!

    ~Jessa
    www.jessajill.blogspot.com

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  6. I love everything about this cute little clock! I really love the blue color and how you used the honeycomb gray paper. That looks excellent!

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  7. Hi Bec,
    Oh my goodness, what a darling makeover for that stodgy old clock!! Iwould have never thought of that great color and new clock face. So darling! Can't wait to see it! xxoxoSue

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  8. Great job! I love the color so much! Hey... would you be interested in guest posting on my blog? If so email me at teardrop@kc.rr.com!

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  9. Wow! Who knew that such a little thing could have such a transformation! Come see a rustic room!

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  10. Becca, this looks AMAZING! What a transformation; love it!

    Sue
    xo

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  11. Love that color and the pieces you've done in it:)

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  12. What a great idea!!! Love the new look!

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  13. VERY cute! I really love the color!

    Thanks so much for linking to "20 Below Thursday"! And thanks for linking back to my party too :)

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  14. I love the new clock! Great color choice for the paint and I love the new gray clock face!!

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  15. luv luv the teal colour...
    I'm inviting you to join our linking party every Wednesday at
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    Have a fabulous week,
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  16. Love the new aqua color! Very fun! : )

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  17. Love the color! Pinned on Pinterest. I actually have a similar clock tucked away that was my ex-husbands. The gears are churning and this might have to be my next DIY! Thanks for the inspiration.
    http://mamalousgems.blogspot.com/

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  18. Oh how pretty! I sometimes see these at the thrift store...maybe next time I won't pass it up! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  19. Super cute...I love the color.
    liZ
    (simplesimonandco)

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  20. Great revamp on the clock! It looks so much different than what it started out as... paint makes all the difference! Thanks again for linking up at Sew Woodsy last week. Hope you'll join us again tomorrow!

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  21. You've been featured!

    Check out your feature at my weekly Hookin Up with HoH Link Party!

    Feel free to stop by and grab a button if you'd like.

    xoxo

    Allison @ House of Hepworths

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  22. I have a clock almost exactly like that! I keep moving it because it's kind of ugly and uninteresting. I love this idea!! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  23. I have a very similar clock and wasn't sure if I wanted to make it over, but now I think I will.
    Great colour.

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  24. What a charming clock makeover (the face is adorable and the turq. is nice) and what a nice hubby to let you do it to HIS clock. He's a keeper :)

    Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors Linky Party,

    With smiles from NW Illinois,
    Suzanne

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  25. This is gorgeous! The color is absolutely fantastic!

    By the way, I am doing my first giveaway ever, a blog redesign. Check it out!
    http://southernlovely.blogspot.com/2011/08/first-giveaway.html

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  26. Beautiful! I love the color and redoing the face of the clock is also a great touch. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
    :)Rachel
    http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-3-craft-link.html

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  27. Now that's a great update! I really love the new look you gave the clock. Especially the honeycomb paper! So pretty.

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  28. LOVE how your "new" clock turned out! I shared this on the Sprik Space FB page today. :)

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  29. Wow!! That is a fantastic makeover! It gives me a whole new appreciation for ugly thrift store clocks. They are projects in the making now!

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  30. So crazy what a little color will do! Its totally different and I love it! Thanks for sharing!
    Ky
    http://burstofcreations.blogspot.com/

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  31. So pretty now! Love the color. Found you via Sister's of the Wild West. Pop on over for a visit when you get a moment. Tootles, Kathryn
    http://thededicatedhouse.blogspot.com/2011/08/what-do-you-see.html

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  32. Gorgeous!! Would LOVE it if you would link this up to my turquoise lovin' party going on right now!! ;) http://www.sweetlittlegals.com/

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  33. oh i love this!! love the color

    would love it if you could share this post on my new link party, Serenity Saturday, over at www.serenityyou.blogspot.com

    xxx

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  34. Great job! I don't know why I've hesitated painting my mantel clock. I have an oak one that the sides taper down a little longer than this one and I've wanted to paint it, but I've held back. I think I may need to try one of the new chalk paint samples I just got and this would be the perfect project!

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  35. Oh that is one sweet looking clock now! Great going!!

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  36. Cute I like it. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  37. I Loooooooooove the color! nice job.

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  38. This looks fabulous!! I need a clock exactly like this : ) Saw you on the TT&J Weekend Wrap-Up
    Jaimee @ craft-interrupted.blogspot.com

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  39. Visiting from Met Monday. What a pretty shade of blue. Love it!

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  40. Oh, I love the clock. You inspire me! I have one very similar and I have wanted to paint it. Now I will for sure. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  41. Oh I love this! You did a great makeover...I have a clock that needs a makeover but it doesn't have near the potential lol...glad to find you on the tt&j linky party!

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  42. Thanks for linking up to Sassy Sites FFA party on Friday!! I LOVE to see all of the great ideas! All week this week, we will be doing Thanksgiving themed link ups. Monday is all about Turkeys, so if you have something you've created that is turkey-ish :)... come by tomorrow and link it up!!

    XOXO!!
    marni @ Sassy Sites!

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  43. I love this transformation! The color is great and I would have never thought to change the numbers... so smart!
    Meredith From A Mother Seeking Come find me on my blog, A Mother Seeking...

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  44. Wonderful redo. The honeycomb face paper makes it perfection.

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  45. Beautiful makeover! My husband has a clock like this that his grandpa gave him. As much as I would LOVE to paint it turquoise I think I'd be in trouble! I found you through Nifty Thrifty Things. Thanks for sharing! :)

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  46. Ducky, you're really quite lucky to have a clock like that!

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  47. Paint made an incredible difference. I love the grey and turquoise.

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  48. Love it! I did a turquoise clock makeover too! You can check it out here: http://www.sewrockin.com/2011/11/25/mantle-clock-makeover/

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  49. Yes! Much better! I bet she was so thankful to get a turquoisey-love makeover,plus that honeycomb face took years off the old girl:)

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  50. That is a great makeover! I love the color and the clock face. Printing it on honeycomb paper was genius :-D

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  51. Wow! You cuti-fied the clock! How nice!

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  52. Love love love it! We really appreciate you sharing this at our link party this week! We can't wait to see what you are up to next week!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  53. Love the pop of color!!! Now I wish I have a clock like this! ;)

    Thanks for always linking up at my party! :) You're the best!

    Angie from Little Inspiration

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  54. Very Cool! I just can't help but love blue things that tick! FUN, FUN!

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  55. Love Love the transformation of that clock. And that is one of my favorite colors. I'm acutally getting married in September and that is my wedding color. I found you via a blog hop and am now a new follower!

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  56. I would love it if you would share this post on the Waste no Want Not Wednesday @ Pretty Shabby UK! I really think my readers will enjoy it!

    http://prettyshabbyuk.blogspot.co.uk/2012/06/waste-not-want-not-wednesday-2.html


    Many Thanks

    Dawn @ Pretty Shabby Uk

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  57. This is really cute! I have a similar clock laying around the house. Maybe I should consider making it over.

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  58. I impressed very much with beautiful colors made clocks. Mantel clock available here.Thanks for these nice tips.

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