We all have our decorating passions. Those things that pull at your heart strings every time you see them, whether you see that decorating object in a store, a magazine, or you spy it in a photo on Pinterest. I have lots of decorating passions … white ironstone, fresh flowers, vintage mirrors, and big old clocks. I’ve been on the hunt for a large wall clock for some time, but didn’t want to spend a lot of money. About a year ago I found a great clock for my family room on sale at a local boutique. I brought it home but unfortunately, the color wasn’t quite right. Does that ever happen to you? Rather than return it (the clock was a great price, after all), I decided to give my large wall clock a makeover.
Here’s the clock in my family room after the makeover was all done. Due to the soft colors in this room, I felt it was too dark when I brought it home from the store. I admit I had a bit of a sinking feeling in my stomach when I realized this.
I painted the frame of the clock in Paris Grey using Annie Sloan Chalk Paint and then gave it a whitewash with Old White. I followed up with a coat of clear wax and sparingly used dark wax to bring out a few of the details. I liked the paint job, but the face of the clock was too yellow and looked garish to me when hanging on the wall.
My large wall clock now blends in with the room instead of sticking out like a sore thumb. The moral of this story is … you can always fix a decorating mistake with a little ingenuity, paint, and Mod Podge!
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