What do you get when you cross an outdated clock, vellum paper and decorative lights?
This repurposed clock was a fun project I knocked out in two days, in my spare time.
I received the clock when I decided to go yard sale-ing via the internet and my mother, who lives a few states away. I don’t recommend it…the shipping costs were high. Luckily, I ended up receiving the items for free because Mom was helping her neighbor downsize.
It had some blemishes, so a quick sanding helped smooth them out after I gutted the insides.
I gave it a few coats of DIY chalk paint in white. Then I dry brushed in a stone gray I had picked up in a sample bin at one of the big box stores.
While that was drying, I found a quote I liked, added a little extra touches in Pic Monkey, and printed it in the vellum paper to a size that would fit the glass from the clock.
It takes a little longer for ink to dry on vellum so resist the urge to touch it or it will smear.
I touched up the handle in top to match and then put it all together.
The vellum is on the outside of the window, and the glass is behind it to support. I did this for two reasons…I didn’t want the paper to have direct contact with the lights, and it also allowed me to position it without any adhesive so I can change it out down the road when I’m in the mood for something different.
Once it was all together, this is what I had…
The dry brushing in gray helped accentuate the gorgeous curves of the clock base.
Prepping the handle with gesso, then painting it in the stone gray with a white dry brush got rid of the dated brassy tones and helped tie it all together.
For the final touch, I stuffed the decorative lights in the back…
One of the touches I added in Pic Monkey are those little stars you can see printed on the vellum…
I like that I can change out the quote with a picture or something a little different down the road. But for now, I’ll stick with Buddha.