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2012/07/10

From Clock to Mirror



Hi everyone! I hope you are all staying cool in this barely bearable summer heat! Our neighbors are beating the heat with a swim in the pool while I take advantage of this dry weather revamping some of my goodwill finds.



I saw this very sad clock at goodwill.  As you can see, the covering of the was blurry not because of the glare, but it was scratched badly that the cover is beyond saving! It was in bad condition but I saw it as a potential desk mirror.



I thought it would be nice to paint it with gesso to give it a chalky texture and make it look vintage-y. You can get gesso paint at craft stores such as Michael's. You can find it at art supply section.


I spray painted it first with gray primer. Then I used Liquitex Basics Acrylic Gesso. I chose this because it seemed to have a thicker consistency. 
I love it because it dries so quickly! When it was dry, I gave it a distressed look.


The frame wasn't round enough to fit a perfectly round mirror so I had to hammer it a bit. I brought the 7" mirror at hobby lobby (Michael's have it too. You can find it along the candle making section).
I made sure the mirror is glued well in place. Then I covered the back with adhesive felt and finished it with a wooden applique.

This mirror will be in my etsy store, ready for a new home.



19 comments:

  1. Une bien belle nouvelle vie...

    Gros bisous.

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    1. Merci Matine! Maintenant, Il est heureux!

      Bisous

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  2. Pretty transformation. It somehow suits being a mirror more than it did being a clock!

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    1. We both think alike Tracey. I think it is better a mirror.

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  3. Hi! It is wonderful! It is a shame you couldn't rescue the clock mechanism :\
    great idea!

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    1. Thanks Sara! I like it as a mirror anyway :) Worked for the best ;)

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  4. It's stunning. It was cool before but now I really want that in my bathroom.

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    1. Now I am anxious to see how your bathroom looks like! Thanks Niki

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  5. What a great makeover! I love the vintage look of it!

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    1. Thanks Heather! I was aiming for that. I was afraid it wasn't vintage-y enough

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  6. Awesome make-over!
    Have a great day.
    Always, Queenie

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  7. This is a beautiful transformation!

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    1. Thanks Marilyn! And thanks for stopping by :)

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  8. Myric, that is awesome!! It would look great in my bedroom! :)
    Hugs, Cindy

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  9. Myric, you are a genius. I love it!
    xo

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  10. The light color spray paint makes it look so fresh and pretty! Love it
    New follower from the Blog Hop
    -Buffi
    My Wonderfully Dysfunctional Blog

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