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!

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!

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


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

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

  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

  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.

  5. Wow! What a great makeover! Love it!

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

  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

  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

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

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

  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

  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~

  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

  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

  15. awesome, you never fail to impress me!

  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 amaze.

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



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