Clock Is Done!

BEFORE: My find off of Craigslist---

Applied primer...


Primer is drying (hurry up-- hurry up--)

Top Coat and more drying time---

Slopped on Ralph Lauren Smoke Glaze and wiped off with an old rag.

I let it dry over night and then pulled out my sanding block and sander.
(If you don't have an electric hand sander---Ask Santa for one!)
This stage is Also Know As: The Fun Part!

AFTER: All distressed and beautiful!

Here's her close-up

And another close-up.
Now off to find something else to paint.


  1. I love your project...lots of people are using that Ralph Lauren glaze....thanks for that tip~

    And thank you for linking to 2nd Time Around!

  2. Nice job! Love the round lines of that clock.

  3. Gorgeous clock to begin with, but waaaaay better now!

  4. I didn't post a Met Monday this time around, but I still wanted to see what everyone did! I love the clock makeover! That was a pretty large piece of furniture. I have an old spinet piano that plays beautifully, but I would love to repaint. You have given me great ideas! Happy Met Monday.

  5. I love that. I have always wanted a grandmother clock. I have a Its So Very Creative party on Mondays--


  6. That is just beau.ti.ful! Love the color you chose, and the glazing....*swoon*. Thanks for linking up, I'm gonna follow :)

  7. So pretty!!! I want to re-do a grandfather clock so badly right now, still trying to find one - yours turned out beautifully!

  8. You did a great job. It looks so old and beautiful.

  9. The clock looks so great, wow you did a great job, love it, I am a new follower of yours, come for a visit.

  10. Wow what a transformation! I can't believe I passed one of these clocks up for $50 on craigslist... I'm kicking myself right now. I love it! Adding you to my favorites most definately!

  11. An amazing transformation - It now looks almost Swedish - wonderful.

  12. Great transformation - fits right in with Restoration Hardware's new look. Good job!

    pk @ Room Remix

  13. Wow... that is beautiful! I love what you did. What a great before and after!! :)

  14. I have never seen anything that cool on craigslist. It looks wonderful! You must be thrilled.