Here is the makeover of this clock, which I had bought on clearance from Michaels for our porch for about $13. This ‘Made in China’ written on its face had always bugged me. One day, when I took it down to replace its dead batteries, I just took out its hands instead.
Then it stayed in my ‘to do later’ pile of projects for a couple of months, before it got it’s turn. I don’t have the process pictures, but here are the steps taken in order;
- Thorough cleaning.
- A good coat of spray primer.
- Two coats of sesame shimmer metallic spray paint from Krylon.
- Two coats of non spray hammered bronze paint from Rust-Oleum on the rim and swirly parts. (This color has been discontinued since)
- Dry brushed some parts to give them some dimension and to break the monotony.
- Replaced the clock face with a mirror.
- I could not find the exact size mirror for the opening. This one was a tiny bit smaller. These small beads came to the rescue. They were almost the same metallic color as the rim. I just dry brushed them with the same turquoise acrylic paint as the other parts.
- Fixed the beads with clear silicon.
- Let the beads cure overnight.
- Hung the ‘New’ mirror over the fireplace.
Its not a made in China clock any more. It is made with love mirror now.