I bought a vintage ("vintage" sounds so much nice than "old") schoolhouse clock two years ago at an estate sale for $5 bucks. There was something I loved about the cute, little clock & the house I bought it from. The clock belonged to a gentleman that had previously passed (not to be morbid) and I wanted to adopt it & take it home. I knew I could give it a little facelift, and still keep the memory the gentleman's adorable little cottage in Colorado. (I am a sap for things that have a story or memory)
I am not good at remembering to take "before" photos, so sadly, I don't have one for you. I do, however, have a picture from eBay of similar looking clock. So, you get the idea what this clock originally looked like: dated & brown.
No, the clock didn't look "disgusting" but it DEFINITELY looked dated. I know I wanted something with a little color and this is as much "color" as it gets in my house! I love Valspar's "Cadet Song," it's a great (light) navy blue color. I painted the area behind the pendulum a warm white. I wanted the pendulum to pop after I made it a bronze color, and painting that space a lighter color would do that. (It also breaks up all that blue)
I used Rust-Oleum's "Oil Rubbed Bronze" to spray the hardware and pendulum. I love the bronze-y, somewhat glitter-y look it gives.
I also used this on my yucky, brown RUSTED vents in my kitchen. It gave them the BEST, CHEAPEST facelift ever! It's held up great and was so, so easy. Yes, this has nothing to do with the clock, but I had to share because this stuff is amazing for a quick, and inexpensive DIY facelift to hardware.
One last picture of my little cottage clock. I think it's so cute, especially for $5! Yay!
What do you guys think of it?
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