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This week has been clock week. I tackled one grandfather clock that I’ve had for over six months, and another that I’ve had for less than a week. 

The first one:

My mom and dad picked this clock last summer. It was in nice shape, so I opted to try and sell it “as-is.” But it sat so I finally decided to slap some paint on it. 


I went with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Old Ochre and Duck Egg Blue. 


I even painted the face of the clock and distressed it so that some of the gold peeks through the duck egg.


I like that it can function as a cute little display cabinet as well as a clock. So practical.

The other clock:


A more traditional grandfather clock with weights that one of my friends dad’s gave to me. I was told it is over 100 years old. I didn’t feel too bad about painting it though, because the funky brown color was layers of dark brown paint. It was pretty gnarly.


We chose Annie Sloan Chalk Paint® in Paris Grey as the base color with some gold gilding to accent the details of the clock. I used this piece as an opportunity to show Sabrina and Maddie (two of our most awesome interns) how to do gilding. 


The gold leaf adds a bit of glam! 

The plain front on the bottom was ideal for a transfer.

So, there you have it. Two clocks in two days. Some image transfer, two tone paint work and gold gilding!