Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Grandmother Clock reveal (wild and crazy granny clock)

Here she is!!! My BEAUTIFUL new to me Grandmother clock!!!

Just wondering how many of you remember her from when she was in the back of my truck with the rest of my estate sale haul!
I paid $25 for her and she was worth every penny.

Once I decided to start on her, I popped out the little pieces of moulding that held the glass in place. (the less taping I had to do the better and this work was much better than stupid taping...LOL)





Once the glass was out I covered her face with some paper. Now on the top here you can see that I had tested a gray on her. Since she was a GRANDMOTHER clock, I thought that would be to obvious!! I wanted her to be a crazy and wild granny clock!! So I picked a Bahama Sea color.

While the paint was drying I thought of another cool thing I could do.

I decided to class her up by doing the faux mercury glass around the edges. I sprayed the glass and the pendulum too.



Once she was dry, I found a really cool pattern in a magazine. It was only four of these shapes so I made a photo copy and kept copying and taping together until I got a grouping that would fit inside the clock. I used my transfer paper to transfer onto the back of the clock.



Here is where my new LOVE came in. Once I had painted the tear drops I outlined them in my blue Krink Paint Pen.
Then I distressed them, put the glass back in and was in love!!!

Here she is in all her glory. I would have better pictures but the sun has not shown here now for 3 days. So these will have to do. If I get some natural light tomorrow maybe I will add a few more. I hope you enjoyed this fun tutorial and my crazy and wild granny clock.

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57 comments:

Tiaras & Bow Ties - Think Smink said...

She is quite the funky fun granny! What a great find for only $25, I am a bit jealous!
Kim
tiarasandbowties.blogspot.com

Lucy Designs said...

another beauty Karin...love it!

Fox Hollow Cottage said...

You know, know, KNOW! I love it.

Shabby Marilyn said...

Great Redo for Granny! Is she working? I have seen them around, but now will take a second thought? But where to find a spot is the question for me!

RitaD said...

I want to see this in person. Maybe it will still be in your shop when I return. Great job!

Sam I Am...... said...

What a find! And what you did to it was beautiful! Krylon makes a mercury glass spray paint? Love it! Who knew...I'll have to order as I only have Wally World here in this out of the way place and I couldn't even find a "nickle" spray paint. I was going to spray my bathroom hardware. And those paint pens! Wow! I could be an artist with something like those! LOL! When it comes to brushes, I can only handle the really big ones! Ha! Ha! You really got some cool stuff at that estate sale! I have a little wall pendulum clock and I paid $40.00 for it and now I'm thinking I should do something like that to it! Great job and thanks for sharing!

Good Time Charlie said...

That is really, really fun and someone is going to have the most unique Grandfather clock around really soon! (Or are you keeping it?) Way cool!

Anita said...

This is really great! I love it.

Its So Very Cheri said...

It looks great.

I wanted you to know I am following your new LINKY FOLLOWER tool. I hope you will come over and follow me as well.

Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

Eclectically Vintage said...

That's one hot grannie - love the painted background! You know I'm already a Linky follower!
Kelly

chris said...

What an amazing transformation! I love your "new" clock.

Tera Leigh said...

Love your gorgeous blog! So glad I found you via the Linky Blog Hop. Following you now! Hope you can come visit me at http://www.eccentricleopard.com

Anonymous said...

Beautiful clock! Linky Following you now too!

ReFresh ReStyle said...

I love this color, what a great way to update!
Debbie

Tanya@takesix said...

Great job! Following you via the LF blog hop. Hope you can follow me back. :)

Stuff and Nonsense said...

what an amazing transformation!

i love the turquoise color
and that glass treatment is too cool

thanks for following me
via LF

i am following you too!

alison

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

LOVE the color you picked! Found you through Linky Followers blog hop. Hope you'll come for a visit and consider following.

Sherry said...

WOW what a change! I love the color choice. I'm a new follower!

Michelle said...

I am now following you on Linky.I would love it if you followed me back. I really enjoy meeting new Bloggers.

Pieced Pastimes said...

I am participating in the hop and have become your newest follower via Linky. Looking forward to reading your future posts. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhpas follow me back.

KAT said...

how absolutely fun and creative of you.
I adore it ! The spray on the glass
and the pattern inside
is a great idea makes him
so much more interesting
-KAT-

Jennifer said...

I want a clock now!! Just stopping by from the Linky Party Hop. I hope you will visit www.laughterandgrace.com and follow back.

Thanks!!

Rachel @ SuiteRevival said...

Wow! What a great project! I love the fun color you used...it seems to fit Granny well :-)

momto8 said...

wow!! and that color!! I would never be able to even think of being able to do this..but I would buy it looking like that!!!!
I am your newest follower..pls follow back if you can.

Connie @ Measured by the Heart said...

HI,
I'm happy to be following you from the Linky followers blog hop!! If you want to follow back, I can be found at http://www.measuredbytheheart.com
Thanks!!

monica. said...

Love it, I want one!

Janel@hatingmartha said...

This is soo fun!Makes me want to go jazz up my clock!!

Irene said...

FABulous.

Dree Getz said...

I'm a follower from the Linky Follower Blog hop! I hope you'll follow me back!
http://dreesthings.blogspot.com/

Shasta @ intheoldroad said...

I'm following you from the Linky Followers Blog Hop! I'd love for you to follow me back at intheoldroad.blogspot.com

Shasta

Miss Charming said...

Wow! I can't believe you found the clock for only $25. Such a steal!

Just Jaime said...

Love the color! Very impressive!

If you are interested, we'd love to have you share this at our new link party, http://www.waywardgirlscrafts.com/2012/02/wayward-weekend-week-4.html

Sarah said...

Hey-I'm now following your lovely blog on Linky Followers. I'd love for you to follow back!

-Sarah @ Adventures of Our Fami-Ly
www.adventuresofourfamily.com

The Stuff of Success said...

I love that - and the color is the color/brand I selected when I refinished all the furniture in my daughter's bedroom. Awesome choice. I am stopping by from the Linky Follower blog hop and I am your newest follower - please stop by www.thestuffofsuccess.com and follow back. Thanks Athena

Chatty Chics said...

Love it! So beautiful! You did a great job! Thanks so much for sharing at my place! Would love it if you'd add my button in the future so I can feature you!
Melody
ChattyChics.com

Janis said...

love the color!!! Glad to have found you via Linky blog hop! Cute blog!!

Predictable Me said...

Im your newest follower from the LF Party Hop. Would love if you have the chance to stop by my blog at http://grandmasamazingjourney.blogspot.com

Randee Hallmark said...

That is AWESOME and that is only paid $25 is even better!! I am your newest Linky follower!! PLEASE come follow me!! I am also having my SLEEPY SUNDAY Linky Party and would LOVE for you to link this up!!

http://www.randeesorganizedchaos.com/2012/02/sleppy-sunday-linky-party-with-giveaway.html

Marion Creutzberg said...

Whooooow! It is beatiful!!!
Marion, from the blog Criações em família & cia.

Kei said...

Your clock looks awesome! :D Fantastic makeover!

Serendipity and Spice said...

Wow! What a fantastic find for $25, and the redo is just gorgeous! I love the color!!! Would love it if you came by and linked up to my Manic Monday Linky Party!
-Melissa
http://serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

Lisa Balazs said...

Hi found you through Linky blog hop and so glad I did. I love your Grandmother clock. I hope to have one one day. Now following on Linky. Hope you can stop by for a visit.

Hugs, LisaKay
Belles Roses Romantiques

Kammy's Korner said...

oh my word how COOL is that?!!!! I've got to show this to my mom - maybe I can convince her to do something to her grandfather clock! Are we going to get to see this over on Kammy's Korner tonight for Trash 2 Treasure Tuesday??? I sure hope so!!! :)

Brian, Michelle, Teagan and Isla said...

Oh wow!! Thank you so much for bringing these cool clocks into a new generation! I love them but they never seem to fit in with the rest of my decor...but this?! Inspired. Now I wanna snag the one at my dad's house! *LOL*

So hope you have time to link this up on my party. Teagan's Travels' Destination: Inspiration Tuesday linky party.

http://teaganstravels.blogspot.com/2012/02/destination-inspiration-linky-party-2.html

Happy Valentines to you and your family!
Michelle

Kristi said...

WHOA!!! I am blown away by this. The colors & the looking glass paint take it to the next level of awesomeness. AMAZING!! Would be delighted for you to link up with us over at Mop it Up Mondays: http://www.ishouldbemoppingthefloor.com/2012/02/mop-it-up-mondays-3.html.

{HUGS},
kristi

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

how fun! love the color and the paper is awesome! love the twist on this classic piece!

The Pinwheeler said...

this looks amazing! great job!

Natassia Butler said...

Wow!!! This is absolutely amazing!! I am so glad I found you through the blog hop!

How to Nest for Less said...

WOW!! Absolutely stunning! And fantastic color choice. Thanks so much for linking up to my first ever link party!!

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

She certainly worth every penny, So amazing, and really love the color. You sure have made her shine! Great job! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday’s Best Par.tay! Following you on Linky!

Natural-Nesters said...

We love this! We have a link party going on as well. Would you link up with us too? You could be featured next week!

-your Newest Followers

http://natural-nester.blogspot.com/2012/02/naturally-nifty-linky-party-2-features.html

May said...

What a steal! Looks fantastic.

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

Found you through the new linky followers blog hop. I'm so happy to be your newest follower, it would be great if you follow me back. :)
Karah
thespacebetweenblog.wordpress.com

Chatty Chics said...

Featuring on Facebook today! Great job again!
Melody
ChattyChics.com

Aimee - ItsOverflowing.com said...

Oh my goodness...looks so FUN! Thanks for sharing at Overflowing with Creativity! I can't wait to see what you link up at my party tomorrow! I LOVE following you...you're so inspiring! Just a little reminder, my giveaway for 1000 free FULL color business cards ends at midnight!! Stop by and enter to wiN!

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Anonymous said...

BEAUTIFULLY DONE!!! She's bold and fabulous, love the pattern you painted in the clock!

Devine Salvage said...

I am getting my mother's grandfather clock when I get moved and this is a great inspiration for me on an update. I love the mercury glass pendulem. The color is bold and cool.