"You must have been warned against letting the golden hours slip by; but some of them are golden only because we let them slip by." ~ James Barrie
In honor of Daylight Savings Time, I decided to turn back the clock...to 1750!
I purchased the clock from Craigslist this Summer but have not had the chance to paint it. I was inspired by the time change and painted until 2am!
I love the look of antique Mora clocks but I cannot foresee buying an original any time in the near future! Plus, my handsome husband said I cannot sell the family car to buy a clock!
This is where Annie Sloan comes in...
The body is Annie Sloan French Linen and the Details are Annie Sloan Country Grey. I followed with a coat of her Clear Wax, then Dark Wax.
Clock, before, standing in the unfinished Library. Well, it was finished but I changed my mind, now it isn't! It will be soon, however!
Here is what the clock looked like at 3am! It was actually 2am, due to the time change, however.
I wasn't in love with the yellow ochre details but I needed to get to bed!
Here is the clock today, at 11am! I have not changed the time yet. It didn't come with instructions! The trim is all painted in Annie Sloan Country Grey but the light makes it look as if the lower part is lighter...it isn't! Today, I am painting the pair of bases on which the cherubs rest.
Before and After
Is there anything that you have been putting off?