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.
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.
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 You have to admit the look is a little outdated.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.
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.
You guys know around my house it’s all about the distressing. The clock was too one-dimensional after the coat of paint.
A little wear and tear added character. Distressing paint really adds depth to the finish. Much better than being flat and one dimensional.
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.
See how I updated a wood wall clock that’s been hanging on our family room wall for years……DIY Clock Makeover.
Click the “pink links” below to take the tour.
See you tomorrow, Kathy
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