Monday, August 9, 2010

Tick Tock, it's a clock.....but what did I turn it into?

 You guys remember this?

For those of you that might have missed it,
I got this ugly little clock for a buck at a yard sale a few weeks ago.
I'm not sure if it even worked because I didn't care...
I did this to it....

Yep, I took it apart to start the process~!

The first thing I did was to make the little flowers to put on it,
I can't tell you how I made mine (family secret), but
all you need is some kind of onlay or little carving to put on top.

Here's a couple of close ups of the floral work...

After that, I gave it a nice primer

Then, I coated it with a coat of creamy white...

I forgot to mention that the reason I bought this to begin with,
 was the wonderful bubble glass it had on the front!

I purchased this very intricate, hand cut, silhouette from Ebay for $6.99, it's of a carriage and horse.
I can actually handcut these myself, but I was being lazy and thought this one was worth the 7 bucks!
I put in under the glass.

All done!!

What do you think?

Here it is on my mantel.

Doesn't quite look like that dollar clock now does it?

Have a blessed day!

I'm linking up to:
Met Monday @ BNOTP
Just Something I whipped up @ The Girl Creative
Modern Crafswoman @ Tools are for women too
POPP @ Domestically Speaking
White Wednesday @ Faded Charm
Spotlight Yourself @ It's so very cheri
Whatever Goes Wed @ someday crafts
Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage
Show off your stuff @ Fireflies & jellybeans
Strut your stuff @ somewhat simple
Feature yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge
Show & Tell Friday @ My Romantic Home
Favorite Things Friday @ A few of my favorite things


Country Wings in Phoenix said...

Good Morning Missy Sweetie...
How very beautiful this is. I love it. Who would have thought that a clock could be recycled into something as beautiful as this sillouette? It is absolutely exquisite.

I love your rose accent you made for across the top, it is truly beautiful. You are a wonderful artist.

Thank you for sharing this morning.

Country hugs sweetie...Sherry

Crystal Rose Cottage said...

Oh My Goodness! How did you ever think of going from just a plain clock to a whole new display frame? You are always thinking "outside the box" to speak! lol Very, very clever! I love it!~xo,Patti

My Cottage Charm said...

Thanks gals! I do like to think outside the box, or this time, outside the frame. :) lol I just loved that bubble glass and knew I could do something with it! If I see something that has just one element that I love, I figure I can "adjust" the rest to suit me!
Hope you have a great day!

Sherry from Alabama said...

Beautiful! Now you've got me curious about how you made those flowers. :)

Sherry @ A Happy Valentine

Susie @ Step inside my home said...

Absolutely wonderful idea. Frames with that type of curved glass can be pricey. You are one creative gal! Thanks for sharing.

My Cottage Charm said...

Sherry...ancient chinese secret! LOL :)'re right, those frames are REALLY expensive, that's why I keep my eye out for this kind of thing. :)

Angela Richardson said...

What a great makeover,it makes me so pleased that I am not alone seeing promise in unwanted and unloved things.
Keep up the inspiration.

Pat@Life At Lydias House said...

What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!! Now I'm on the lookout for clocks with unusual shaped glass!

Dandelion and Daisy said...

Those medallions aren't that expensive and they add so much to any surface they are glued on.....and is what makes your frame so gorgeous. You are so creative.

Linda @ Itsy Bits And Pieces said...

Absolutely gorgeous, Missy! Fabulous project!! Perfect frame for the project, I love your flowers~ and $7 for the hand cut silhouette?! Perfect!

Donene said...

what a great transformation! love it! the white looks so good with what you have inside!

KimMalk said...

I think you're a smarty! I love the idea of using the clock for a bubble frame. I think I'll be copying that :).

Unknown said...

Beeeee-autiful! Great and clever re-use. Now what can you do with the discarded face and hands?

The Polka Dot Closet said...

That is just gorgeous! Did you know I was your long lost sister!!?? OK now tell me the Secret LOL


Robyn said...

OUT of the thrifty box DESIGNER extraordinaire! It's just INCREDIBLE! ;-)

Annie Louise said...

Very impressive--good job!

morninglorycottage said...

Very nice Missy. You're very creative. Just love it.
Hugs~ Amanda

Blue Ridge Altered Art said...

That is beautiful. You are very creative. ~~Sherry~~

Rebecca said...

This is soooo cool-what a transformation! Happy WW

Tru said...

Beautiful. Nice idea for a shadowbox.

Susan said...

Hi Missy....Nice job on the silhouette! Very pretty. Oh! Read your reference to chandeliers on Andrea's post. Check out your re-do. Awesome! I loved how you re-designed that chandy. I posted on two of my own chandeliers on my blog, May 2 and June 4. If you ever have time and want to check them out, great. I'd love to have you visit. Oh, I have an admission, though. While I love white, I also like brass! Yeah. I liked outdated brass. ha ha Take care. Susan

My Cottage Charm said...

Susan honey if you like brass....more power to you, it's just not my cup of tea anymore. :) I had a long love affair with it and got tired of it and have a new love affair with white or oil rubbed bronze. :) (even brushed aluminum!) lol
Have a great day love!

Cheryl ~ ZanyMayd said...

An Amazing transformation ~ it now looks so Pretty..... Thank You for Sharing

Andrea said...

Wow! How inspiring is that??? You are so mind doesn't always work that way, but I can always copy things from you gals who come up with these neat ideas.
I'm painting my closet right now....and that's all I can handle for today...hate, hate, hate painting walls....but it will be so pretty with it's new shabby chic look...I am doing the unpardonable to that closet. Took out the clothes rods and shelves. using my own wicker in there....we'll see how it all pans out!
blessings to you

Heaven's Walk said...

Lovin' the rosette piece at the top of the frame and the bubble glass. Very unique. I never would'ave thought of taking that clock apart like you did. What a great idea! Cheap, creative, and just plain adorable! Looks great on your mantel, too! Wonderful job!

xoxo laurie@heavens-walk

scrapaddict4sure said...

I think the rosette piece was good touch also
stopping by from whatever goes Weds and I really like the way your blog looks

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

Hi Missy ~ this looks fabulous!!!!

stef said...

Very unique! Brillant.

Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block said...

Absolutely adorable! What a wonderful idea! It goes so well with all your decor-- great job! :)

Linda Bob Grifins Korbetis Hall said...

what divine arts.

michelle@somedaycrafts said...

Beautiful! Your description on my blog was so catchy that you received the most views at the Whatever Goes Wednesday party last week. I will be highlighting it this week.

Anonymous said...

Fantastic job on the clock! It's beautiful.


The Polka Dot Closet said...

It's working now I love your clock, I am going to keep my eyes open for a clock with bubble glass, what a great idea!


Mitzi Curi said...

That's my idea of a great makeover! I thought the clock was hopeless....I wouldn't have purchased it in its original state. You did a wonderful job!

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