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."
It looks great!!! You headhunter! LOL!! Have a great day!ReplyDelete
Oh my gosh--this is spectacular!!! WOW! And your home is so gorgeous...you amaze me, Andie!ReplyDelete
P.S. Love the Stones too!!!
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. RichardReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
Wow! What a great makeover! Love it!ReplyDelete
I like your after and your after after. You have seriously good taste and amazing things squirreled away... :)ReplyDelete
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. VannaReplyDelete
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!ReplyDelete
Love and hugs, Cindy
Wow, that turned out gorgeous! The coor and embellishment are just perfect. Nice job.ReplyDelete
Oops. forgot the "l" in color (not coor). LOLReplyDelete
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!!
The clock looks lovely!! And McGillicudy can now be sure that he's eating at his fancy bowls on time...such fine feline dining!ReplyDelete
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*ReplyDelete
Dawn... The Bohemian
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!!! AnitaReplyDelete
This is amazing...love it!!ReplyDelete
awesome, you never fail to impress me!ReplyDelete
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.ReplyDelete
That is the most beautiful Clock-in white-or grey..LOVE it..ReplyDelete
Where did you find that.. I want one.
wow! that is GORGEOUS! nuff said!ReplyDelete