Thursday, March 31, 2011

Grandfather Clock gets its Groove On

Hi Again!

Well, I took my 6 pieces that I had to sell to the The Simple Farm  for the Barnsale today, and , oh my goodness, what an experience to see all the beautiful goods in person! I was speechless....(or might have been the heat, I don't was something like 94 degrees out there!)

The farm is gorgeous, and a place worth visiting. Go check out their website here.
And, of course, the bloggers did not disappoint....I am going back tomorrow to take lots and lots of pictures.

The last piece I made was really one of my favorites....
I found this poor grandfather clock at Savers last week...

I liked the look of it, but the door was missing, and the clock did not work anymore.
I still had an idea of what I wanted to do with it...

I took the hinges off that was still left over from the door, filled in the holes with wood filler, and primed the whole thing . I did not use spray paint...aren't you proud of me?

Again, no plan, I just started with what I knew I wanted, and let the piece lead me.
The sides were painted lime green, and then taped off to be painted over with darker green.

Then I taped off over the darker green, in rows, to form diamonds, and painted over again with the same green.

Sounds complicated, but maybe you will get the picture by looking at the pictures! LOL.
The result was this diamond pattern..

Hubby helped me put some shelves in the place where the pendulum and chains used to hang.
We also put in a new battery operated clock mechanism.

I wrote "Take some Time" with old scrabble pieces at the top...

Zebra pattern on the bottom.

Wooden hearts from Michael's, and black glazing to tone down the red, as well as the sides, which looked too circus-like before .  

                        What do you think?                         


Let me know!


check out my parties page to see where I linked up..


  1. I absolutely love what you did with this! Very groovy, colorful and fun!

  2. Suzanne- I just think that is the cutest thing ever! I love it! You did a great job and I love it's decorative artsy look! Are you selling it~ or keeping it? xxoo Diana

  3. Wow this is a crazy transformation, I love it! You did such a wonderful job!

  4. Oh my gosh, how darn cool. I have several tables in my garage that are waiting on me to get inspired. It just happened!

    I am a new follower. Stopping by to invite you to join Thrifty Thursday. Have a wonderful day. Blessings!


  5. I especially like the diamond pattern and the detail that went into it. You're very talented! Your newest follower...hope you can visit me sometime soon!

  6. Ooh La la. Total fun. I have done two of these myself. I did one for our house and one I took to The Traveling Door sale but didn't get it sold. So now I have two. Oh well. I really enjoy the harlequin design. Great minds think alike. I did mine before I was a blogger so I don't have before pics but I wish I had thought to do that.
    Thanks for visiting Becolorful and commenting on my crazy wacked out candlestick, We obviously have similar styles.

  7. I love your vibrant new clock! You are so talented with paint, Suzanne! The scrabble tiles are such a cute, creative touch too.


  8. Wow!!! OH WOW!!! Just Fabulous..
    You knocked this one out of the park.. Very, Very cute!!!
    Do I dare do my own?? The one that was the wedding gift from my in-laws???
    I think I will... : )
    Thanks for sharing

  9. That is adorable ~ LOVE it!! I'm a new follower from the Sunday blog hop. I hope you will stop by my blog and follow me back! : ) Have a fabulous Sunday!

    Aimee @

  10. Wow! Great imagination! I love it! 8>)

  11. Genius! And awesomely creative. Great job on the clock. Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop :)

  12. Hi, Suzanne! It's me again saying that I featured this today at Please feel free to grab the Recognition Day Thursday feature :)

  13. suzanne, you are an artist. really and truly. so you did do the clock, I asked you awhile back and you didn't tell me. LOVE IT. I want to put some of your funkalisous designs in my house.

  14. You are soooo talented! this clock is fabulous!!

  15. thats really a good quality clock.
    See this also: Grandfather Clocks

  16. I love this idea, never thought about making the inside shelves! I really could use more display space for my thrifty finds. I found a really tacky one (battery operated!) for $5 at a yard sale this weekend and I can't wait to do something with it, but I need to change the face with decoupage or something.

    Very creative!

  17. I feel like Grandfather clocks are pretty timeless pieces, and this "makeover" really cheapened the overall appearance and presence of the clock. Something lower key should have been done. The circus tent sides,the zebra front, and the black and white stripes all over; looks like someone went into a scrapbook store and asked for one of everything, then threw it onto this clock.

    Some people obviously like it. I personally would have gone in a COMPLETELY different direction.


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