Friday, January 29, 2010

Whose Got The Time?

Well, apparently I do!  I have enough clocks now to take over for Father Time!

After getting an email from Pier 1 basically warning me that I needed to “Hurry in”, I headed right over there after work last Friday afternoon.  It can never be said that I don’t heed a sale warning!

I looked around a bit and wasn’t really impressed with the clearance prices until I came across this little piece.


Although I liked the design, I thought the gold was a bit much, but for $8.99 on clearance, I knew I could either cover it up or paint over it.  It was a good size and color otherwise.  Plus, it was originally $34.95!  That’s right, $34.95.  Marked down once to $17.98 and then $8.99 {the other sticker was right underneath}.  I thought that was a pretty good deal!


Since time waits for no man {Yes. Yes, I did just say that}, I snapped up one of the last two and bought it!  Now I just need to decide if I want to do something over the gold with paint {to not lose the design} or put scrapbook paper over it.

Linking up with all the other frugal finds for Frugalicious Friday on Finding Fabulous!



One Cheap B*tch said...

Great find! I would paint it so you don't lose the pretty detailing.

Sonny G said...

Love it~! You could use that rub n buff on it. That would allow you to change the gold without loosing the detail. Just a light coat would work I think.. Of course some scrap book paper would give it a while new look and you could take it off later if you changed your mind. Either way its beautiful..

Jane said...

I'd say you got a great buy. I like the ideas from the comments above. I think a pretty scrapbook paper would really change the look of the clock.
Have a great weekend.

Ms. Bake-it said...

Good deal! I agree with the comments above, you would not want to lose the lovely detail so the rub n buff or a light painting would be perfect. I cannot wait to see what you decide upon.

~ Tracy

Lou Cinda @ Tattered Hydrangeas said...

Oh I love it! You could use a glaze on it or rub n buff and age it with the texture still showing! Or even paint it a creamy color and use a glaze and it would grab the texture and really pop!!

Look at my creative juices flowing here? lol

Anything you do, will be marvelous!

Lou Cinda

Christina said...

Very cute and I wouldn't cover up that design either so I say paint it!

Beverly said...

How cute..I would do some dark stain over it and wipe off to dull the gold. Love the design in it.

Cottage on the Hill said...

Wow...I think I would use some of that Pratt & Lambert ‘Opulence Pearl’ paint on the face of the clock. This was the paint that Kate @ CG was using several days ago on her candle sticks...oh so pretty! Great find!

Jen @ said...

Wow - that is a good deal! Don't you just love the feeling of getting a screaming deal?? Makes me want to go shopping right now!

Good job!


Debbiedoos said...

Well for that price you can't go wrong!!~ I bet you will make it look spectacular!

Sandra said...

Good deal...I love clocks too and I could have several in everyroom but the ticking sound does take some time to get use to. Thanks for stopping by and your sweet comment.

Tammy @BeatriceBanks said...

Wow! Great find. Can't wait to see what you do with it.

Manuela@A Cultivated Nest said...

What a good deal you got on that clock! I would just add some glaze over the gold to keep the detail and tone down the gold.


Melissa Miller said...

~WOW! Kathy that is really pretty. I actually like the gold. ~Classic.

Thank you for entering my giveaway! *Smiles*

Lynne (lynnesgiftsfromtheheart) said...

I love your new clock.... I have a bit of an obsession with them as never have to worry about being late... just keep "alot" of batteries on hand. :-) Looking forward to seeing what you did with it..
hugs ~lynne~

bj said...

Your clock is precious..what a great price. I know you will do somthing so cute, it will knock our sox off!! :)
Thanks for the link to Frugal Friday..wish the ladies would add their address to their little buttons..t'would be nice.
Many thanks..
xo bj

Lisa @ Fern Creek Cottage said...

My vote is to paint it. The design detail is really pretty. What a good deal! When you find great deals it makes you never want to pay full price again.

Its So Very Cheri said...

I want to let you know that I have a BIG give-a-way starting on Sunday and it will be really fun. I am calling it SPREADING THE LOVE--cuz I love my FOLLOWERS. There are lots of gifts, from really cool vendors. Each week there will be SEVERAL winners--that is right it will be going on all month long. So you can come back each week and leave me a comment, to put your name in.

You don't have to have a blog--you can e-mail me to enter your name.

Followers get their name in once and if you have my button on your side bar your name will go in 5 more times.

If you can double check your READER to see if you are getting my posts I would really appreciate it--for some reason Google has picked on me since the start of my blog and I always end up having them not post every few weeks.


Donna @ Paisley and Perspective said...

Wow - I love it when I get a bargain like that - and even more you get to change the look to your own liking - can it get any better???

I love the detail on the gold, but agree the shiny colour is a little too much. I notice you love black and white (surprise)! Why not paint the surface white!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

What a great find! I never go into Pier 1 and it's around the corner from me but I did finally go in there after Christmas and found some great bargains!

I'm going to go see if they have that clock there!

I would paint the gold part silver . . . and then distress it a bit.

Thank you for visiting me today and becoming a follower! I see we have very similar taste :)


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