Thursday, February 14, 2013

Grandmother Clock Reveal (again) with Living room reveal

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WooooHEEE doggie....She is done!
I have been stringing you guys along for a couple days now and I am finally (thank you sunshine, that only lasted 20 minutes) able to show you the reveal.
Now as you remember this is how I had redone my Granny Clock last time..

I was going for that FUNKY FRESH feel.. You can see that whole Makeover from the beginning
Now I was looking for something a little more ELEGANT...Granny had her fun with her makeover, but now she was ready to settle down. :)

I stated off with giving her a good coat of CeCe Caldwells Paint.
I mixed my Michigan Pine with some California Gold to give it a lighter Hue.
I took her back off and gave her a simple stencil in the gold paint that I use to mix with the

I sprayed the pendulum and handles back to a gold color (I had previously sprayed them with looking glass spray)

I love how after she was waxed and buffed..the little bit of fun and Funky Granny still pokes out here and there..That's how I wanna be when I'm a granny...a bit of fun and funky!

Now I will show you the WHOLE reason for the redo...You see that chair there in the corner..
I acquired it this weekend..I got the Carl Forslund Sleepy Hollow chair and Ottoman
for 10 BUCKs...I had planned on selling it when I bought it...We have a huge following here
for Sleepy Hollow Chairs..since..I live near Grand Rapids Michigan...A.K.A...Furniture City.
Carl Forslund made these Chairs here...
I prefer to call them "hand of God" chairs..because as anyone who has ever sat in one can tell you..
it feels like God is cradling you in his hand...:)
But I digress.....Like I said..Planned on selling and making a quick buck..but as you saw from the pictures on Facebook this weekend...NOT gonna happen...Each child sat in the chair and SWORE they would never get out and there was NO WAY we were selling it...

I had to redo my entire living room..around this chair!
Now this is where you will see I am NOT like the big time bloggers..
I CAN'T do the colors that are in TREND..You see, right now everything
is neutral with a pop of light gray/blue or a pop here and there...
NOT ME...NOPE..Gotta have color..ALL THE TIME!
I can't live without it..(its the artist in me)
I went to stencil my booth floor and needed WHITE paint..
I had NONE...Nothing...NADA.....ZIP...
Not a can of white paint to be found in my house...anywhere..
and it made me incredibly happy..(yet annoyed that I had to go to the store for a quart of DING DANG white paint)...:) I was saying...This little old chair...required that I......., change the curtains...cause the other ones were orange as well, but a different value of orange and it CLASHED... I had to change my pillows...
but luckily I had just taken the 4 green pillows out when I redid my bedroom and they matched the curtains perfectly....

and Granny had to be painted, because as you can see...Her Funky Fresh BLUE...would have stuck out like a soar thumb....

Who knew that by me just "poppin in real quick to GOODWILL"
would have turned in to all this...
(who you kidding...anyone that knows me knows thats how I roll)
I hope you enjoyed it and hope you see how much I love COLOR!

I had an epiphany last night while I was laying in bed...I finally figured out why I NEED color...
You see..I live in Michigan..we have Gorgeous Spring, Summer and Autumns.. You have seen pictures..but for 4 months out of the year I live in a WHITE CAGE..snow..(plus we get very little sun in the winter..its why we make such a big deal when we see it)
I am a very active person...I need to move..I need to be able to create...and being SNOWED in
makes me feel like a caged animal..pacing and waiting to be released.
In my houseful of color..all I need to do is close the curtains and I will be surrounded by my Colors
of Spring, Summer, and Autumn.
It relaxes me and calms my soul....
Makes sense to me...:)
Have a BEAUTIFUL day.

The living room has been updated many times over the years but I still love my grandmother clock.
Here you can see it in the madeover space and how well it still works in my decor!
Hand painted grandmother clock before and after diy

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Hand painted grandmother clock before and after diy


Anonymous said...

I know I already told you this, but I'm so glad to see someone else with color. I love the look of the all whites, but I would get very, very bored with it..... in about 3 days! HA! LOVE the chair!!! I couldn't sell it either.

Pamela said...

She looks fab with her new look!:)

Lori Young said...

Love her new "settled down" look!! Very pretty!!

NanaDiana said...

Karin, The chair is wonderful even if it did make you have to redo the whole room. lol Those are happy redos, aren't they? xo Diana

Shannon Fox said...

Gorgeous! I can not believe how beautifully you re did that clock Karin. It's truly lovely and the wall color is such a compliment to it! Everything is looking wonderful in your "new" space :)

Happy Valentine's Day!!

Susan @ Rustic ReDiscovered said...

Love the NEW color on Granny, she's beautiful as is the rest of your room. Thank you for sharing.

Athena at Minervas Garden said...

Well, you've got a kindred spirit here, because I love color as well! The Grandmother clock is the most amazing hue--I could just looks at it and look at it--love seeing the layers of color. And the whole room redo is fantastic. I know what you mean--we got a sofa at a 1/2 price sale last fall, and then I had to redo the entire living room :) But I love it now! Happy Valentine's Day!

betsy said...

Love your yellow walls. I have two rooms in my house that are yellow.

Donna Wilkes said...

I love how brave you are with color. The clock turned out great.

Unknown said...

Oh, Karin! I absolutely love it! It's gorgeous! I love how bright and cheery your house is! Beautiful girl, just beautiful! That chair and love seat is the bomb-diggity too! Lucky girl!

Unknown said...

Luv it! Your grandmother clock is amazing Karin!!
I too need colour. Did the white thing for a while when the lads were younger. But I had to start adding pops of colour and when we built this home and moved 7 years ago, I placed all the furniture on the driveway and had a fab garage sale. It all went in a weekend.
I have since redone some in white... but my home has to have colour. I agree, it's the artist in us. Must have a good dose of colour at all times to feel sane.
Hugs, Gee

Unknown said...

She is lovely, I always love to see what you are working on :)

xo, Tanya

Sumaya at Evocative Vintage said...

Wow Wah, She looks amazing...That mix of colors are Goooorgeous! I love your use of color. I love the wall decal above the lamp!:)

Well done Karin!


Unknown said...

Nobody can do Michigan Pine quite like you can! Your Grandmother's clock turned out fabulous! What a concept ~ I'm going to start updating things in here; I blinked and 15 years flashed before me eyes ~ lol!

Restore and Renew said...

I love it! I know what you mean about winters. It has been so nice seeing and feeling the sun this last week. I have a clock the same size that I am waiting to fix and paint. I also have an identical smaller version of yours that is going with me to a ASCP workshop tomorrow. Hoping it turns out half as lovely.

Unknown said...

Granny's got a brand new look! And she's looking mighty fine! Loving the new 'sophisticated' look you gave her. And it's pretty cool that some funky still shows through. Beautiful work!

Our Pinteresting Family said...

Your clock and living room are beautiful! I found your link up at the Rustic Pig. :)

Roeshel said...

It's a beautiful room! And you did a great job with the clock. She's gorgeous! I just do what I love, trendy or not, as well! lol I've had about enough of the super freezing gloomy snowy days too.

Thanks so much for sharing, Karin!

Debbie @DewdropGables said...

Your clock is so beautiful, I love the colour you chose.
Saw you sharing at Live Laugh Linky Thursday
Debbie :)

Be Colorful Coastal said...

Once again I love it. :D What I noticed immediately was the pattern on the back of the inside. THAT has me thinking. I think my girl needs an update too. She doesn't fit into my space as well as she used to.
I feel a blog post and a change a coming. :D Thanks for sharing your inspiration.