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Thursday, August 9, 2012

A Gaudy Old Clock Becomes A Glamorous New Mirror

Today I wanted to share with you one of my latest "gaudy to glam" transformations, that I'm so excited about!
Last week while out thrifting, I was super excited to find a vintage Burwood wall clock, and matching sconces. The set was in excellent condition, and I was surprised to see that the clock still worked perfectly.
But it was, well, let's just say not all that pretty!   I knew right away what I was going to do.
So, after removing the clock face and mechanism (which I'll save for a future project), and giving her a really good and much needed bath, I painted her my favorite creamy dreamy white!A bit of distressing, and she was almost there!
Then, in place of the clock face, I epoxied in a new round mirror, which just happened to fit perfectly!

What a difference, don't you think?!
Here is what she first looked like.  Pretty dated, and long overdue for a facelift!!
I am so happy with her now!  Just look at all of her amazing details, that just got lost in all of that boring brown and gaudy gold!
It's amazing what a little paint and tlc can do, don't you think?

And here are the matching sconces.  Love, love, love!
Which looked like this when I discovered them!  (ugh!)
I've put the mirror and sconces in my Etsy shop, if you'd like to take a peek!
Now go out and find something to transform!
I'm linking up with Debra at Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday.
And Courtney at French Country Cottage for Feathered Nest Friday.
Be sure to visit, for tons of amazing ideas!


Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Much better, Donna. Love the clock's fresh look.

Tina@WhatWeKeep said...

Wow! You've outdone yourself, Donna!

Donna@Conghaile Cottage said...

LOVE IT! I am a HUGE FAN of clocks(I actually AM a clock-aholic), "BUT" your clock seemed to be screaming GAUDY 70s and "I LOVE,LOVE,LOVE the softened new look"! It is PERFECT!
Have a great week,

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

OH! That clock is PERFECT! Bravo, Donna!

Brenda ~ Shabby Cats and Roses said...

LOVE it!!! I found those same sconces at a local Goodwill store, and painted mine up white too!! Normally I re-sell them, but this was the first time finding ones this detailed, and fell in love with them...they now reside in our main bathroom :)

Kim K. said...

Wow. You really do have the best luck finding things at your thrift stores. Beautiful transformations, Donna.

Petite Michelle Louise said...

gorgeous transformation! just lovely! ;)

Karen said...

Donna, these are beautiful! Bet they will sell in a snap!

Love, Karen

Geneva said...

Very Nice! I love seeing before and after shots, especially when they're as nice as these. They'll sell in a heartbeat!

Geneva said...

Very Nice! I love seeing before and after shots, especially when they're as nice as these. They'll sell in a heartbeat!

Little Miss Maggie said...

Don't you just love what a little paint can do? So much prettier now. The mirror was genius.

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Beautiful makeover!!!

Anne said...

Donna what a great job. I love all of the detail and the scrolls. Thanks for visiting my blog.

Inspired by you said...

Don't you just love the power of paint!

NanaDiana said...

Those are gorgeous, Donna. The transformation on the clock is wonderful! Love it- xo Diana

Gail said...

ahhh you made a fabulous job of these !! they look great ! Gail x