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!
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...
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.
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!