Thursday, November 3, 2011

Clock Update & A Winner

Sometimes when I update a clock, it remains a clock!  I’ve had this mantel clock for years.  I bought it about 15 years ago at a flea market in Florida.


It looked okay in the old house because I had an oak mantel, oak bookcases, oak, oak and more oak!  I have no oak here {yay!}.  So it needed to be changed up.


So I got a new can of Rustoleum Black Satin spray paint, covered the clock face with a plastic bag and got to work.


I’m so glad I painted it! I love it black!  I feel like I got a new clock.


I’ll show you the whole mantel soon.  Once I figure out whether I want a mirror or a picture hanging here. 

The Winner of the Cabbages and Roses book At Home With Country by Christina Strutt is

Sue from Sullivan and Murphy

Congratulations, Sue!

I’ll have another giveaway coming up in a couple of weeks and I haven’t forgotten about my “thank you” giveaway. 



Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love the way your mantel clock turned out. Congrats to Sue!

Marsha @ Tattered Chick said...

LOVE it!!!

Congratulations to Sue!!!


Jenny @ Simcoe Street said...

Looks great!!! Awesome re-do!


DIYbyDesign said...

The clock looks so much better. Love the new color.

Brenda Pruitt said...

It looks so elegant now! Whole different piece.

The Country Nest said...

What a great idea the clock looks fantastic!

Gail said...

Hi Kathy, your mantel clock looks great painted black! I can't wait to see your mantel. Congratulations to the Sue.

Cheryl said...

Wow, what a difference! Looks fabulous!!

Stitchfork said...

Great choice - love the clock in black!
xo Cathy

Amy Chalmers said...

Awww, I wanted to win the book. Darn it! haha~congrats to the winner, I will be gracious. I think the clock looks soooo much better black. Nice vision. Liking black lately....

Red Door Home said...

Love the clock in black! Looks great.

Blondie's Journal said...

The clock looks really nice!! I like it in did a great job!

Hooray for Sue. I love this book!!


Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Kathy, It does look like a new clock! Congrats to Sue.

Grandma Yellow Hair said...

Honey everything you touch turns into gorgeous. Could you please come and give me a big hug. lol
Seriously I never would of thought of painting such a beautiful piece but it turned out wonderful. I love your new look and you

Always Nesting said...

LOVE LOVE LOVE it. It really is a new clock!

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

Hi Kathy,

I have almost the same clock. It was my husband's grandmothers. I love how you painted yours black!!!


Sue said...

Woo hoo!!!! I am so happy to have won the book, Kathy! And I had a great time chatting with you yesterday, as well. Your clock looks brand spankin' new and wonderful, too. :-) Went to the barn sale today and found a few things. Then went off to another shop in the next town and went crazy! I better get to work to earn some money to pay for everything I bought. LOL

Kathleen said...

I have oak, but at only 10 years old it is staying. I don't have the distaste that others have for it. I am not crazy about the dark wood of my grandmother's time.
Same thing for brass. If it is good solid brass I would cringe to paint it. When I go on house tours here in Southampton I notice no one has painted their gorgeous brass chandeliers! :). Classics are always in good taste.

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