Monday, July 15, 2013

Little Clock Makeover

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I found this pretty little clock at Goodwill and was thrilled when I got it home, put a battery in it, and it worked. Unfortunately, the mechanism was loose and the hands always sat at 7:30.

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A couple of weeks ago, I saw how Dawn at The Feathered Nest made over a wood clock case.  Now this one is plastic, but I thought I could do something similar on a smaller scale.  My granddaughter loves butterflies and always wants to go into the bedroom and look at the Ballard knock-off shadow boxes I did last year.  I decided to give her one of her own.  I took the clock apart and painted it with Old White chalk paint.

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I printed out a butterfly image {from The Graphics Fairy} to a size that would work and cut it to fit inside. 

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Once that was glued in place, I found a stick from outside, added some moss, and a couple of butterflies picked up from Michaels.

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I put the front and back on again and now she has her own little tabletop butterflies that she can look at! 

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31 comments:

Okio B Designs said...

So sweet! And so adorable that E loves butterflies. =)

J

Junkchiccottage said...

Kathy,
This is really cute. What a great little idea for the clock that would not tell time!!!!! Love the butterflies.
Kris

Beansieleigh said...

Gee, I meant to say this in my comment for your Creative Spaces post, but no matter... LOVE, LOVE, LOVE your butterfly clock!.. So sweet!! ~tina

Beansieleigh said...

P.S. I'm your newest follower by email! Looking forward to visiting again! ~tina

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I absolutely love this! Bravo! Well done!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

How fun and so creative. I love this idea. Hugs, Marty

Karen said...

What a genius idea!! It looks terrific. Great job.

Stitchfork said...

Time flew for those butterflies - cute!

Gail said...

How cute Kathy! Your granddaughter is precious!! Enjoy your day, Gail

marda said...

Dawn is great inspiration. This is beautiful.

Cynthia said...

Kathy,

This is just too cute, I love it!!!

Cynthia

Butterfly 8)(8 Bungalow said...

Oh my gosh, it's so beautiful and such a sweet gesture. I'm sure she'll treasure it.

Thank you for your sweet comment on my tea party.

Kadee Willow said...

Oh, do I love this!!!! The shape of the box is so very sweet with its curves. And the butterfly images are so very perfect for it! I have a question... when you use the chalk paint do protect it with the wax? Just wondering!

Celestina Marie said...

Hi Kathy, Your makeover is gorgeous. I love how it turned out and the color. You are so talented.
She is going to love it!
Have a great week.
Hugs, Celestina Marie

Kathy said...

This is such a great idea! Thank you for stopping by my blog today and your kind words. I hope you enjoy the rest of the blog hop!
Kathy

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Love it Kathy...so very pretty...never thought of using an empty clock case like a shadow box...Great idea!

Donna said...

What a gorgeous idea! I love the butterflies, and the idea of turning a clock into a shadowbox is genius! I turned a large old wall clock into a cabinet for my jewelry. Looks like I need to hunt for more clocks, thanks for the inspiration:)

sweetvintageofmine said...

Very creative!! You amaze me with what you can do with un-useable items! Have a wonderful and blessed week~~~Roxie

Lisette Baker said...

What a great idea and so beautifully done. Love it.

Micupoftea said...

How fabulous! What a lovely re-purpose project. It looks wonderful in white. Have a nice week :)
S

miss flibbertigibbet said...

What a good idea! I have a really special piece I picked up years ago that is an old clock with a little vignette inside. It's packed away and I forgot all about it until now! I love how yours is white and so girly though!

Eve said...

Awesome! What a great idea.

The Feathered Nest said...

Hi sweet Kathy!!! Your clock case makeover turned out just BEAUTIFUL!!! I love that you used the butterflies too ~ I'm sure your granddaughter is going to love this gift so much! Thank you so much for the link love ~ you are such a sweetheart!!! Hugs and love, Dawn

Little Miss Maggie said...

What a sweet project. I bet your grand daughter will love it.

theshabbycottagehome said...

I love this what an awesome idea! thx for your kind comments you are so sweet!

Katie

Sue @ Miss Phoebes Perch said...

I love your little clock case revamp! It's a beauty! Sue

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

This is adorable! You really are so creative!

Marlynne said...

Sweet idea for a clock redo! Thanks for visiting my blog and your nice comments!

Connie said...

I am a lover of clocks, but this re-do is outstanding, I'm seeing even more to love about clocks :)
Thanks for sharing.
Your blogging sister, Connie :)

The Decorative Dreamer said...

I love this idea! Your choice of makeover on this clock is just wonderful. I love the butterflies!

Jennifer @ Town and Country Living said...

I love butterflies so this creation of yours is tugging at my heart strings. Very clever!!

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