Retro Clock Makeover

3 Hours
Medium

My husband, who I lovingly refer to as "The Intern", brought this cute little clock home from an auction. I loved the clock and knew I wanted a very shabby, heavily distressed finish for this one.
Before picture of clock makeover
Here is the before pic of the clock. Not in horrible shape but definitely a little dark and dreary for my taste. First thing I do with everything I get is to give it a good scrubbing! A little water, dish soap and vinegar works wonders.
Color is "Drop Cloth" from Dixie Belle Paint
I decided to use a sample I had just received from Dixie Belle Paint. It is a no prep paint, so I skipped the sanding and priming.
Tiny little sample size....
I was a little worried that this tiny little sample size wasn't going to be enough, especially in a near white color. But I knew I was going to heavily distress and glaze so I wouldn't need perfect coverage. I believe this is about 4 oz.
After the paint jar was empty
I managed to get a good first coat and a fairly decent amount for a second coat out of the jar. I was pretty impressed with how far that little jar went, especially with all of the shelves on this clock. Next step was to glaze and distress.
Clock makeover after paint, distress, glaze
I used a combination of wet distressing and sand paper. The wet distressing looks a little more natural to me. I then glazed after I distressed.
Grunge Glaze from Dixie Belle Paing
The color of the glaze looked blue-ish. But it went on nicely and had a good brownish/gray color when it dried.
Clock makeover- shabby
Now it is time to get her dressed!
A little close up of the bottom of the clock
And here she is, all prettied up!

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