I have confessed my Pinterest addiction…I’m amazed that I have strayed away from it long enough to complete a project. The very first day that I succombed to the power of Pinterest, I found this clock…I knew I had to have one, at least something similar…with my own twist. I hopped over to ebay, luck must have been on my side…I found the exact clock…I held my breath, waiting for the auction to end…SCORE! I got it with a winning bid of $13! I did the happy dance! Here is the pic from ebay:
Yeah, not exactly ready to hang LOL…and it is plastic…ewwwww. So I headed to Lowe’s for some spray paint. I found just the shade of turquoise I was looking for “tropical oasis” in Valspar’s spray paint line (they have great colors…and I wish Lowe’s was paying me to say that 😉 ).
I recruited my husband to show me how to spray paint properly…believe it or not this was my first spray painting adventure. I did all of the spray painting outside, and no pics…I didn’t want to risk getting overspray on my camera. Here is what it looked like when I brought it in. To protect the face of the clock, we loosened the bolt holding the hands & face in place…then I wrapped it up in one of my favorite household items, Glad Press & Seal. I used wads of Press & Seal to elevate the face, too.
See, I almost forgot to take a post-spray paint, pre-antiquing glaze picture. I had to use the ebay picture because I totally forgot the ‘before’ shot…until I was done with the 2nd coat :). I let the spray paint dry overnight before starting the antiquing glaze process. I slathered it on…and wiped it off…you remember my tips on antiquing glaze, right? I didn’t take any pics of that, either…I had the glaze all over my hands! I really need an assistant…volunteers???
And the results…I LOOOOOOOVE it!
And another angle, so you can see a little more detail…
And here is the wall…you might remember my ‘risky’ post about the rolling pin.
Today’s secret revealed…one major thing I learned about spray painting…clean the surfaces to be spray painted…BEFORE beginning…the dust in the crevices just added to the ‘charm’ when I started antiquing…but it could’ve been a disaster on another project.