Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Third Time's a Charm!


I purchased this clock on ebay for $30, shipping included.  The door was a bit warped but easy to remedy, I thought. (It was!)  I was looking for a grandmother style clock that I could paint to resemble an antique Mora, since a Gustavian heirloom is not in my budget!
Before

I painted it an antique white.  After a bit of research I discovered there is not one single, solitary antique Swedish clock this color!  Much to my chagrin, it became a constant, ticking reminder of my oversight...
After

I actually intended to paint it a lighter grey but became impatient.  Before I knew it, I had a brush in my hand!  I added more gold paint, along with a carved sunburst applique which I also painted gold.  I rubbed the piece with aluminum foil to add patina.
After-After
How odd. The zinc window in ths photograph is actually 3 feet in diameter.  The mirror, as well as the  table it is hung above, resembles dollhouse miniatures.  I really need to work on my photography skills!

I was saving this carved applique to place on a mirror.  I have had it for years and I was looking for an angel head to place in the center to mimic Louis XIV's symbol...never found one so here it will stay!  Just watch, tomorrow I will find the elusive head!  (Look at me!  I'm a headhunter!)

I am participating in Wow Us Wednesdays over at Savvy Southern Style and Miss Mustard Seed's Furniture Feature Friday!


"Time! the corrector when our judgments err."
  ~Lord Byron

20 comments:

  1. It looks great!!! You headhunter! LOL!! Have a great day!

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  2. Oh my gosh--this is spectacular!!! WOW! And your home is so gorgeous...you amaze me, Andie!
    XO
    P.S. Love the Stones too!!!

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  3. What a difference two coats of paint makes. Wonderful.You got style. What an forsight you have. You house is really coming along. Thanks for stopping by. Richard

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  4. Oh I'm very impressed! $30 you say? Wow. And Mr. McGillicuddy sure eats in style, on a silver tray and silver dishes no less! Lah di dah! I love it.

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  5. Wow! What a great makeover! Love it!
    Theresa
    aka:tot

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  6. I like your after and your after after. You have seriously good taste and amazing things squirreled away... :)

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  7. I do like it much better in the gray Andie. And the applique addition was a great idea! Please give McGillicuddy some pets and love from me. Vanna

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  8. Wow!!! That looks like a Mora clock! I love it, you are so lucky to have found that and for $30, girl that is a steal. I love the grayish color! Perfect!
    Love and hugs, Cindy

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  9. Wow, that turned out gorgeous! The coor and embellishment are just perfect. Nice job.

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  10. Oops. forgot the "l" in color (not coor). LOL

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  11. Fantastic Andie!!!!
    I saw one of those Mora clocks at HomeSense and it was so resonable but not in my budget right now..oh how i would love one!

    My son loves SpongeBob!!

    Pamela xo

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  12. The clock looks lovely!! And McGillicudy can now be sure that he's eating at his fancy bowls on time...such fine feline dining!
    xo J~

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  13. Beautiful job... and look at it this way, you just invented the FIRST Swedish Clock in this color... I predict it will become a new trend! *winks* Had to smile at the shoes and lunchbox, you wouldn't believe all the things I see AFTER THE FACT in my photos... but mine are usually more in the line of deferred housekeeping embarrassments. *LOL*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

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  14. Oh Andi, you and I are of the same THOUGHTS! PAINTING A BUDGET PIECE to make it look as it has existed forever....GREAT JOB...BRAVO!!! Anita

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  15. awesome, you never fail to impress me!

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  16. Your clock is so gorgeous...and what a great price...must confess...I'm in the throes of serious bargain envy right now!!! ;) I love all of your transformations...you amaze.
    Warmly,
    Tracey
    x0x

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  17. That is the most beautiful Clock-in white-or grey..LOVE it..
    Karryann
    Where did you find that.. I want one.

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