You ever had a nice clock that you just didn't like? Amazingly enough, I have. Strange. My family is becoming aware of an odd tendency that I have to make sure there is a clock….well pretty much where ever you look.
Something I had not noticed, until my son brought it to my attention that there are 9 clocks in the family room and kitchen area. This is of course including the clocks that are standard on things like the coffee maker, stove, microwave, etc. However, I do like a good clock. But not this one, anymore.
It was a gift from my late husband's grandmother, back in 1990. Well made, expensive, with Westminster Chimes. Love the chimes!!!! Couldn't stand the oak anymore. I usually have quite an aversion to painting over wood. It scares me. It's wood….and now I'm going to……paint it? GASP!!!!
Absolutely painted this little darling. Honestly, I almost donated it to GoodWill. Then I started looking at how much it would cost to replace it with another clock with true Westminster Chimes. And wood, and I'd have to like it. Ouch!!! Nah….that's okay. I decided to paint this beauty.
Much better. Using a nice dark brown flat paint, I added a little black paint to it, just to make it a bit deeper in color, almost black, Ye Olde Clock got a facelift.
This is one time that not donating something that I really didn't want actually turned out for the best. A little sandpaper and leftover paints. What a big difference. That was about 2 and half years ago, and I am still in love with this clock. Every time I look at it, I smile a little bit. Oh the joy of revamping an old item. You should try it!!!