Vintage Table Clock Upcycle
Welcome back to the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop. We are a group of bloggers who love to recycle/upcycle/DIY. I'm happy to host this hop and I hope you'll visit everyone to see what they have to share with you. Their links will be listed at the end of this post.
In addition, Christmas in July continues at The Apple Street Cottage with a fun upcycle project.
This project got its start about five years ago. The clock frame was found at an estate sale at the bottom of a box of junk. It was dirty, the finish was ruined, and it came home with me. I can't find the original picture of it but I can tell you it went through a few trials.
First it was painted white. No good.
Then black. Still no good.
Distressed edges? Nope!
So it sat looking like this:
I found it again about two years ago and finally had an idea for it. Unfortunately, I needed something else to complete my idea and a few weeks ago I finally found these:
The entire frame was painted with red chalk paint and antique gold was used for an accent.
After sealing it with polycrylic, it was time to turn it into a piece of Christmas decor.
I cut a piece of scrapbook paper slightly larger than the back opening of the frame.
Using a cracker box, two pieces of cardboard were cut to fit inside.
They would serve as the base for those Christmas people I recently found at a yard sale.
Some glue was applied to the bottom of each set of figurines.
They were left to dry.
I grabbed a cotton ball.
And applied glue to the cardboard.
The cotton was added to make it look like snow.
Both sets were done in minutes.
When they were dry, they each took a turn being featured in the frame.
The Snowball Fight:
But something else was needed. The background was a little too empty, so I found a wooden snowflake.
I painted it white, added a little sparkle, and attached it to the background.Much better!
Time for a close-up:
Finally this clock frame had a repurpose. Sadly it took five years, but, better late than never, right?
What do you have sitting in a closet or box waiting to be repurposed? Maybe we can brainstorm some ideas!
Be sure to stop back next week for one more Christmas in July project. I think it's my favorite!
In the meantime, it's the 'Do It Over' Designers blog hop and everyone has great ideas. Be sure to visit - the links are all listed below.