Thursday, September 23, 2010

Transformed Timepiece

I am so excited to share this project with you!  I am in love with the results.

We start with this lovely clock, which I got for FREE!  As some of you know, I used to sell Home Decor.  This clock was delivered with a broken glass face on one side.  I ordered the customer a replacement but instead of throwing it away, I just broke out the glass on the other side and kept it!  (Who would know it was supposed to have glass anyway!)  I've had it up for about 5 years, but the brown just wasn't working in my new room. 

So I removed the hands and went to work.   First I sprayed it with Rustoleum's Heirloom White (known to some as Heaven's own color).  It's not a pure white but not quite a cream~ just the perfect shade of white!

The I got on the computer and searched google images for some 'Frenchy', Shabby clock ideas.  Found some designs I like and then searched for a French dingbat font.  Found this one  HERE   at FONTS101 that I love!!!  FREE, of course!  So I played around and came up with my design, distressed it up a bit with filters in the software and printed out on a cardstock color that matched my Heirloom white. 

After cutting out my design, I covered the clockface and replaced the hands.  The result is this beautiful 2 sided clock!

Clocks are a very easy to transform.  Just pop off the hands, make a new face, paint as necessary and you'll have a new treasure.  Ikea is a great source for funky clocks and I  also find very unique ones at the thrift store all the time.  So, keep your eyes peeled for that perfect candidate for transformation when you hit the stores, flea markets and garage sales.

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  1. That turned out so pretty!! I love how you made the face! Very clever!!

  2. Your clock is lovely! I see old clocks all the time with ugly faces and I never would have thought it could be so easy to make a new face.

  3. I am so in love with this!! I have been looking for these arm hangy things for so long to hang around the house over certain room doors and cant find them! Dont even know what to call them to find them!! haha =) You did great!

  4. I love graphics on this clock. By any chance do you have the file that you printed this from. I have a clock that I would love to replace the face on!!! I just love all your ideas and your blog! Thanks for all the time you put into this.

  5. Tyree, your profile is not public so I don't have any way to send it to you. Please email me directly at and I'll be glad to share it. Thanks for your comment!

  6. LOVE finding like-minded bloggers! I redid a LOT of clocks as Christmas gifts this year. Wish I would've seen your post before that, so I wouldn't have had to reinvent the wheel! lol I ended up designing the entire clockface from scratch ((sigh)). ;)



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