Monday, March 5, 2012

My Old/New Clock

I use to have a little bench outside that I use to use for all sort of stuff eventually the elements took its toll on the bench and became of no use.  Over the year it just sort of laid there and each time I meant to have it trashed, something came up and I forgot.

When I was looking at my foyer wall the other day I kept looking at my clock. 



 I think it's a nice clock but I always felt something was missing, it was just hanging there....and then the other day I thought about that lonely worn out bench outside.

It was the perfect for what I wanted to do.






I cleaned it up and managed to tone down most of the red.  I then took some ocher & sienna pigments and washed over the board to make it appear even more rustic.  

With that done I took a neck chain that I had purchased while away on vacation but hadn't worn for a few months and...







... spray painted it to look old & rusty using brown & then hand painted sienna in various spots.  I love the statement my new/old clock now makes.

































BEFORE





AFTER


If you look closely at the top left, you can see the sand that's embedded in the wood.  When I showed this off to a friend they queried why I didn't patch it up & painted it to make it look new; you should have seen their eyes when I mentioned I painted over it to make it look older...(smile)

I love the character it has added to my clock.  So the next time you see an old piece of wood just lying around LET YOUR CREATIVITY FLOW!

28 comments:

Grandma Barb's This and That said...

Very nice Sherry. I love the part where they wondered why you didn't paint it to look new. And you said you painted it to look old.

Kristin said...

Love it! Looks great and what a wonderful way to re purpose.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Sherry, that looks awesome. Very creative, my friend. Making the chain look old was a great idea. Love the fleur de lis on the wall too.

NanaDiana said...

Love it, Sherry. Don't you love it when people don't "get it"? Hugs- Diana

Sherry said...

Oh my goodness! I can't express how much I love this idea! A thrifty homemade grandfather clock! I love it!

Sherry said...

It turned out wonderful...who wants new anyway!? There's no history in new!

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Loretta said...

Hi Sherry, what a great repurpose...love love the idea you had with the necklace! Looks like pendulums...Great post! Hugs

Comeca Jones said...

Great project Sherry!!

Brandi said...

I love the way you used the wood to add character to your clock. Such a neat idea!

Natalie said...

Sherry - I love it! It turned out fantastic xx Nat

fiona anderson said...

That's such a great idea, you really turned it into a special piece. Btw I really like your textured walls too !

Honey at 2805 said...

From plain to custom made! Smart thinking, Sherry!

Donata @ DK's Craft Cafe said...

Now this is really something!
You did a great job, Sherry :)
Thanks for stopping by. So kind of you.

The Cottage Market {Andrea} ♥ said...

oh my Sherry!!! this is awesoooooooooooooooooooooome!!!!! i simply LOVE IT!!!! that was amazing thinking!!!!!!!! you get the BRIGHT IDEA award for the month if not longer! APPLAUSE is coming from New Jersey to you!!! hugs...you rocked this one!

Karah @ thespacebetweenblog said...

I absolutely LOVE it! What a great repurpose for that wood. So well done!!
Karah

momto8 said...

wow!! should be in a magazine!

Olga@Stardust-Decor&Style said...

Sherry hi! You found me on blog hop but we've been following eachother for a long time now!Recently I commented on one of your posts that I'm also following you via Bloglovin'! Remember? :)

Crystal said...

Wow! You are really creative! Thanks for stopping by my blog and becoming a follower. I am now following you too!

Miss Charming said...

Great idea! It looks so rustic now. Newest follower.

Butterbean Row said...

I love how you repurposed that old piece of wood. Very creative!

♥charlotte

Barbe @ Beez Rental Designs said...

Hi Sheri, I'm a new follower and just found your blog. What an awesome job you did. It was a nice clock before, but its a work of art now! So funny, your friends just didn't 'get it'! lol
I hope you'll follow back and add this post to my Frugal Treasures Party going on now. Thanks so much for sharing.

Sandy Ang said...

fabulous !

Judy said...

Hi Sherry, I love what you did with this old piece of wood!! Thank you for following my blog. I'm now following back. Have a wonderful weekend.

Candy said...

Sherry, Hi. LOVE THE CLOCK. And, to use a neck chain!!! How very creative. Hey, Im your newest follower, so please come visit me and maybe follow back??? THANKS. 8-)

thistlewoodfarm said...

What a great idea! Thanks for the inspiration. That wood is awesome! I just started following your blog to make sure I don't miss any more projects.

Have a great weekend!

blessings,
karianne

Cathy @ My 1929 Charmer said...

A great idea, The wood is so pretty, and I love the clock. Really nice piece of wood. Really a piece of art now - you did good girl. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration at Sunday's Best.

Karla said...

This is beautiful. I love it. I need to find some old wood myself. I have some ideas, thank goodness for craigslist :

Btw, You've been tagged. :)

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