This week has been clock week. I tackled one grandfather clock that I've had for over six months, and another that I've had for less than a week.
The first one:
My mom and dad picked this clock last summer. It was in nice shape, so I opted to try and sell it "as-is." But it sat so I finally decided to slap some paint on it.
I went with Old Ochre and Duck Egg Blue.
I even painted the face of the clock and distressed it so that some of the gold peeks through the duck egg.
I like that it can function as a cute little display cabinet as well as a clock. So practical.
The other clock:
A more traditional grandfather clock with weights that one of my friends dad's gave to me. I was told it is over 100 years old. I didn't feel too bad about painting it though, because the funky brown color was layers of dark brown paint. It was pretty gnarly.
We chose Paris Grey as the base color with some gold gilding to accent the details of the clock. I used this piece as an opportunity to show Sabrina and Maddie (two of our most awesome interns) how to do gilding.
The gold leaf adds a bit of glam!
The plain front on the bottom was ideal for a transfer.
So, there you have it. Two clocks in two days. Some image transfer, two tone paint work and gold gilding!