Sunday, November 4, 2012

Turning Back the Clock

"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 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 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?



 I am participating in Boogieboard Cottage, Masterpiece Monday
From My Front Porch to Yours, Treasure Hunt Thursday
My Romantic Home, Show and Tell Friday
No Minimalist Here, Open House Party
Miss Mustard Seed, Furniture Feature Friday


  1. Hi my dear Andie,

    I'm glad you're back, and how!
    I love the amazing things you made lately.
    You should make your job of it, and make many people happy. Your home would be nice in a magazine or on TV!!

    Happy new week,
    XO Petra

  2. Just beautiful girl..Hope you have a GREAT Sunday..give all your fur babies some love from me..Hugs and smiles Gloria

  3. I've only recently discovered Divine Theatre, and already I'm hooked. You have great style. I like getting glimpses into your home. Beautiful! The clock is gorgeous in it's new color!
    Enjoy your day.............Sarah

  4. What a lucky Craigslist find. It's beautiful! It looks very Swedish Country - love that!

  5. Your vision and passion are reflected in your work...well done:) Plus, great inspiration...would never have thought of that!

  6. GORGEOUS, Andie!
    What a colossal find!
    I cannot even believe you found this
    on CList. Unreal. I am doing something wrong for sure
    as I never ever find anything on there!

    Looks stupendous. OMG!!!


  7. Andie, I'm really glad you are back. I check the local Craigslist daily because of you. Your Annie Sloan creations are really beautiful, actually remarkable. Thanks for your kind words on my blog. I still wish I lived next door. Marshel at Bamaplanter

  8. Andie,

    This is soooo beautiful! You have found some of the most beautiful pieces on Craigs List. Every time I visit here I am so inspired to start searching for neat things on CL just because I think I might, maybe find something like you do. You have a great eye! And, it seems you always get a great deal on whatever it is you find. You've also inspired me to paint some furniture...I have three pieces I've considered painting...I'm usually more into the wood finishes but seeing this makes me want to go get painting NOW! I just don't know what color I'd choose.

    I love the James Barrie quote.

    And, Love the mirror in the last post to. Stunning!


  9. Hi Andie, the out come is divine, love it so much better painted, you know me have to paint everything these hands touch :)

    Beautiful week to you.


  10. YEt another amazing find and even more amazing transformation. I am utterly envious of the things you find.


  11. The things that I have been putting off are far too many to mention and you and other blogging wonderwomen make me feel even more inadequate!! Love the transformation though!

  12. Lovely! You and Annie Sloan work well together! *Winks* Ah yes, there are SO many things I have been putting off... so many Projects, so little Time! *LOL* Thanks for stopping by for a Blog Visit and leaving a lovely Message. Yes, there is a Person of Interest in the Burglary of my Son's Cottage & the Detectives will attempt to trick the Perp to slip up and hopefully recover some of what was stolen, which included some of our stuff as well as The Son's. Thieves and Vandals are so bold now and because I'm retired from the DA's Office we have also been targeted often so I can relate to what you Shared about Police Officer's Homes often being targeted more often... alas, it is a different World we live in now... even Local Churches are being robbed and many Small Businesses in our community have closed due to continuous Robberies. There are benefits and drawbacks to living in or near a big City. I Love my Home but sometimes I wish I could pick it up and move it because over the years the older neighborhoods have started to decline, a shame since they have the best Old Homes with Character. I'm glad you had Fun with Trick-Or-Treating too... we also give out an abundance, mostly because our Home is so Old and the Locals think it's Haunted so its our bribe to even get some to brave coming to the door for candy! *LOL*

    Dawn... The Bohemian

  13. Time well spent. I love those Swedish clocks.

  14. Love, Love, Love the clock. I am a clock person that loves to re-do old furniture. Your site is right up my alley . . . I'm hooked! I have been meandering through some of your posts and they are full of charm and loveliness.
    I found you through mutual followers and I hope that you will become a mutual follower, too.
    Your new blogging sister, Connie :)

  15. Love your transformation. It looks much more Country French/Swedish now. Just perfect!

  16. andie, i am always amazed at what you find on craigslist and then what you do! great transformation as always

  17. Andie,
    Hickory-dickory dock
    Love what you've done with your clock!
    Mouse ran up
    Mouse ran down
    Now your clock is cloaked in gray!
    You made my day-

  18. Hi Andie! Oh, what a most gorgeous clock and I love the transformation you gave it! Thanks for popping in to see me and I hope you're doing well.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  19. Andie, you are a brave woman to paint a clock that is already so beautiful... but now it is over-the-moon breathtaking!!!! I adore what you have done to this piece! You must be thrilled! Annie should see this piece! You are a very good advertisement for her products!!!!!
    I am a new follower!

  20. Andie, I love the clock and the new finish! I have been lusting for a Mora clock for years but I haven't found one that doesn't break the bank.

  21. That is a FANTASTIC transformation! I have the AS French Linen color and I can't seem to make it work on anything... I'm not sure why!?

  22. I love everything you've done. Very classy, very eclectic.
    We had an ornate gilded mirror and ended up sanding it. I don't mean with sandpaper.....we used some sort of shellac and sprinkled sand on it...rather thickly. We hung it on another floor to ceiling mirror in a dressing room. I have a photo of it someplace. If I find it, I'll email it to you.

  23. That is one beautiful clock and you did an amazing job painting her. Thank you for sharing. Would love it if you would share this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House which goes live at 8am CST on Monday. Hope to see you at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  24. oh my! this is fabulous! I always forget to look on Craigslist....and I need to make a habit of it especially if there is another clock like that one on it. I have been looking for something similar for ages. It's out there somewhere! :)

  25. You are the queen of the craigslist transformation *winks* The clock looks great. And I think the Swedish mora clock is probably a far better investment than most cars...but there is that annoying problem of getting to work etc....Vanna

  26. Just fabulous! Thanx for joining THT!

  27. This clock is brilliant! I never considered painting clocks or pianos until recently. I figured they were somehow off limits. But of course they're not! It looks really beautiful.

  28. I too love Mora clocks and found a copy to paint like the real thing. Yours is beautiful! Visiting from MMS.

  29. I couldn't believe it when I saw your clock transformation - I have the exact same clock and have been trying to work up the courage to paint it - the only thing holding me back was the black face - I couldn't envision how it would look with the wood painted a big fat thank you!!! You mentioned that you didn't have the instructions for changing the time..let me know if you still need help with that and I'll dig up my instruction purchased my clock from Bombay several years ago. Thanks for inspiring me..I'll be a new follower! Sharon

  30. loving the gray!


    hope you can stop by when you have a moment.

    smiles and sunshine to you.



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