It's Time for Another Makeover


It's so easy to give modern decor a unique and vintage look! I've been in the market for a vintage clock to use for photography staging. While on a recent trip to visit family I stopped by a thrift store with my mom and found this Parisian clock. It's not exactly vintage (OK it's not vintage at all), but for only $3 it was worth a chance to transform it.

It rests on a wood base and the clock face already had an aged appearance. But the contrast between the base, frame and face was too stark for what I needed, so I decided to give it a more authentic look.

Before: The style was right but he finish was too contrived.

 I painted the base and frame in Graphite (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint).

Apply a base color of Graphite chalk paint.


Next I dry brushed white over the metal frame.

Dry brush white over the base color to add dimension.

I used fine grit sand paper and gently sanded the clock face to remove some of the printed areas. I dry brushed some Graphite over the face and then wiped it with a slightly damp cloth to blend it in. I sealed the base and frame with a light coat of clear wax.

Gently sand the painted clock face to and add some Graphite to give an aged look.

 Here's a side-by-side look of the before and after:

Before and After.

I used the same technique on a French floral print, and I'll share that project with you soon. Thanks for stopping by!

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