Tuesday, September 4, 2012

Grandfather Clock Before&After!

Remember that old grandfather clock that I had you help me choose a color for? Well he's painted and he's regal red! 

I was waffling between hot pink and red because I wanted something bold and totally unexpected. I've always wanted a grandfather clock but would never have the heart to paint a solid wood antique, so when I found this 70's relic in a heavy duty plastic material for $5.00 I totally jumped on it. I settled on red because simply because it's a more fitting color for our parlor. I used a high gloss red and then finished it with a dark wax to give it a little dimension. He's fully operational and has a delicate chime on the hour.

Tempus Fugit, latin for "Time Flies" 

and here's the before photo:
So what do you think? Do you love it, hate it, wish it was hot pink, wish I wouldn't have painted it?

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  1. I love it! Perfect color. Please be sure it is well-secured to the wall, however. Grandfather clocks scare me, as they always seem like they could easily fall.

    It's turned out very nice, and what a bargain!

  2. Are you for real? This clock was only $5?! It looks amazing in red. Even though my vote was for pink I'm glad you went with the red, he doesn't look like a pink anyway. :o)

  3. LOVE IT. period. don't touch it! the red is bright and beautiful and it is TOTALLY my choice of color! i'll probably have to go with something like this for my house someday!

  4. I love this!! Great color choice!! Be sure to link this up at the linky party @ Liz Marie Blog this week!! I would love to feature it on my blog.. www.lizmarieblog.com

    xx Liz Marie

  5. Your house tour is amazing and I absolutely love your makeover on this clock. The color is so fun and unexpected. Found on Liz Marie and I'm now following

    Have a great week!