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Spray Paint A Clock White And Distress The Paint

Today I show you how to spray paint a clock white then distress the paint. The project is super easy and takes less than 30 minutes including drying time.

Hey! It’s Thrift Store Décor Makeover Day. Joining us this month is guest blogger Gina from The Shabby Creek Cottage. Gina admits to being a “quirk obsessed diy addict”. My kind of girl!

I have to say this tour tops my monthly list of favorite things. The whole process of finding the budget treasure, deciding on a makeover plan, then seeing the end result, leaves me with a sense of accomplishment and a big smile on my face. If you haven’t taken on a diy project….. no matter how big or small…..get with it today! I promise it will be worth it.


white spray paint project clock makeover Petticoat Junktion

I bought the decorative clock at my local Habitat Restore Shop. I find all kinds of things at the Restore including furniture and cabinet doors to upcycle.

clock makeover Petticoat Junktion spray paint project

At only $1.25 the clock was a bargain. You have to admit the look is a little outdated. But that is an easy fix.


white spray paint clock makeover Petticoat Junktion

The original finish was a little too formal for me plus the clock was a little dinged up. I used my favorite spray paint…..Rust-Oleum in Heirloom White (on Amazon here) ….to achieve a shabby chic finish.

spray paint makeover Petticoat Junktion

You guys know around my house it’s all about the distressing. The clock was too one-dimensional after the coat of paint.

distressing paint Petticoat Junktion

A little wear and tear added character. Distressing paint really adds depth to the finish. Much better than being flat and one dimensional.

Timely Clock Makeover Petticoat Junktion spray paint project

I added the clock to the white Summer display on the mantel. Pretty soon it will be time to replace the mantel decor with the colors of Fall! Fall is my favorite season. I’m a big fan of earth tone colors.

Timely Clock Makeover Petticoat Junktion five minute spray paint project

See how I updated a wood wall clock that’s been hanging on our family room wall for years……DIY Clock Makeover.

Gina Shabby Creek Cottage Thrift Store Decor August Guest Blogger

Click the “pink links” below to take the tour.

The Shabby Creek Cottage

Redhead Can Decorate

 Our Southern Home

My Uncommon Slice Of Suburbia

Bliss Ranch

Domestically Speaking



See you tomorrow, Kathy

Kathy Owen founder of Petticoat Junktion
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Author: Kathy Owen
Kathy Owen is the founder of the home decor blog Petticoat Junktion where she shares tutorials on painting furniture and upcycling thrifty finds into unique home décor. Her DIY projects have been featured on the Home Depot Blog, Plaid Crafts, Behr Designer Series, and in numerous magazines. Kathy’s newest website is HappyHomeDIY.com


  1. I used to makeover thrift-shop finds all the time. You have inspired me to get rolling again. Love your blog! xoxo 🙂

  2. The only thing I would have changed is the face of the clock. I would have left it as it was.

  3. Wow, Kathy! The clock has certainly gone from out of date to show stopping treasure! Love it!!

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