Csn you remove the clock and add a mirror?
It's a great idea but where do i get a mirror ?
I think it is pretty funky! Do you have something like a small buffet table that you could hang it above? I would definitly use it in my home.
I would like to use it in my home but i need to make it look better, repaint maybe ? and do something with the center...
Lita you can get a box of round mirrors at Target for around 25.00 I think there are 6 mirrors in the box all different sizes, one should fit in the middle where your clock is. I actually like it as the wood but you could paint it to go w/your decor!
I will keep that in mind.THANKS !
I would paint the whole thing with Krylon looking glass paint http://www.amazon.com/Krylon-K09033000-Looking-Mirror-Like-Aerosol/dp/B003971BAY/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1370560225&sr=8-1&keywords=krylon+looking+glass+paint then paint the hands shiny jet black (or replace them if possible) and add some nice rub-on numbers... it would be like a shiny star hanging on the wall
I like this idea. Thanks !
Lita, you can put it in a box and mail it to me. Seriously! I love that clock just as it is.
That being said, if you really want a mirror you should carefully remove the hands and then clock mechanism and then head to your local Hobby Lobby (I checked and you do have one) and buy a round craft mirror to fit. They have them on sale quite often or you can go to their web page and get a 40% off coupon. Though they are very reasonably priced every day.
I would paint it white and put a round mirror where the clock is and little mirrors at the end of each point...I would love to find something like this!
It would be adorable to paint a yellow and create a sun or ice blue and create a star and put it in a child's room for decoration purposes.
THANK YOU for all your inputs ...you have given me lots of ideas . I will come up with something to make it more presentable. What kind of pain should use, flat or shiny?
I would remove the clock's hands and spray paint it a color you would like to pick up in your room or go with a black or bronze, shiny or flat which ever you prefer.
Mid Century modern clock - check for them on eBay. I would NOT destroy this clock.
Much as I like some of these ideas, I agree with DTA. Many folks would pay for this 50's 60's clock just the way it is. It's a classic.
I'm in total agreement with Victoria. Spray painting or removing parts isn't a good idea. Check on etsy, people pay hundreds of $$ for a sunburst clock. I'd probably pay that much myself :-)
If you're going to alter (and it is super cool right now) why not go the ceiling medallion route by removing the clock face? Ceilings need love too....walls get all the attention. ;)
Depending on your family I would put a picture of your parents/grandparents in the middle, then on the outside points add smaller pictures of the family. Thus making a "family circle" with room to add more as needed.
-Living in Palm Springs CA (arguably the Mid-Century capitol of the U.S.!), I fully appreciate and totally agree with the comments to not destroy this lovely piece by altering it. This is DEFINITELY e-bay marketable. Then you can take the $$ you get and run over to Hobby Lobby or Michaels for all the supplies you would need for a few new crafts.
this is a clock similar to yours is you do anything to it you ruin its value this 1 is priced at $500
I would go with what April has said. The link she provided for you on ebay is the exact same clock. I would sell the clock for big bucks, and then use the money to buy something similar in shape or another item. Wow you could buy so many things after the sale of your clock. Retro is in big time.
it is classic design . . you should keep it as is . . . .
Thank you @Aprilfor finding that. When I saw @Lita had asked what kind of paint to use, I was ready to search when I saw your link. PLEASE Lita, rethink what you'll do. Sell it and buy some items to make a similar mirror or leave it as it. You have something of value there.
Remove the clock, paint each section a different hue, use as a door or wall wreath, or lay flat on a table as a centerpiece or stick a large candle in the middle. Even a plant in the center or silk flowers or ceramic cherub would work!
I agree with the others who said not to change this clock and just sell it and go buy yourself something nice.But if I did want to do something with it, I see a very cool chandelier in the making.Think how great the light would look shining through the rays.The area where the clock is currently at would be facing the floor.I'm not quite sure how to do the actual lighting part of it but I would check with a lighting company and see what I could come up with.But of course that is only if you choose not to sell it.Let us know what you decide to do.:)
Throw it away! I had one in the seventies and that is what I did with mine
Put some legs on and make a small outdoor table!!!
Wow, it's so cool-please post it to me, I love it just the way it is. I am in NZ but I will pay you the shipping costs no problem! firstname.lastname@example.org
Hmm what about making it part of the centre piece for a coffee table with a glass top. at least you'll get your guests talking happy DIY ;D
Ballard designs is one of my favorite places. They have something similar to your clock!
What's so funny is I see so many people that re duplicate this.
The ceiling medallion is a great idea and maybe you could make a nice chandelier out of it too! But seriously I love that clock too! I think just painting it to suit your decorating theme would be awesome!
I love the mirror idea! Paint the metal parts with a silver color and I would paint the inside spikes to be one color and then select a coordinating color to paint the outside spikes. You can really make a fun statement with this piece. I love it!
If you were a garden addict, I would remove the face. Paint a sun face and turn it into a happy sunny face for outside ..
If you really want to use it and not sell it, I like the sunny face idea for the garden, or to mount on the garage, or shed idea, or ceiling medallion idea as well. For outdoors, I'd like either very bright colors or metals though personally. You could do some bronze and silver metals paint, or something like that. Very pretty
DO NOT CHANGE.....MONEY THERE....
I appreciate all your ideas and suggestions, they are all wonderful ! In the meantime I decided to leave it the way it is as suggested and i put it on my wall. I was surprised how good it looks and the clock is working fine too. THANK YOU ALL !!!!
Great decision Lita!
Yay! thank you on behalf of all of us who are sentimental for that time period and these kinds of pieces, Enjoy!!
Phew! Another murder evaded! Enjoy!
I'm so proud of you Lita! You avoided following the trend of "just paint it"! Bravo. @Douglas Hunt will be relieved as am I. (I knew you'd want to see this Douglas, as it's such a charming piece from the mid century.)
I'm so glad to hear that you've decided to keep it as is, Lita. Your clock truly is a classic. Enjoy!
OMG! WE had a clock similar to that when I was growing up - early 60s and I'm not sure how long before that!! We usually store interesting items or they go to another member of the family, however, NO ONE remembers where this clock is! Ours was all "gold" and had more "rays".
I have been searching for one off and on for 3 years! Get the clock fixed!
Just saw your post! Thank you! Not everything needs to be changed! If you ever find another one OR decide to get rid of this one.... PLEASE, PLEASE let me know!!!
holy Moses! do nothing to it! it is collectible as is! I would kill for that clock!
I agree with Lily don't do anything to it! It's beautiful as is!
I am with Becky on this one. Love that piece, Lita, and think you should leave it exactly like it is.
If the clock is no longer working, then take the clock mechanism out and spray paint the whole thing with silver or gold spray paint and dust liberally with glitter and use as a Christmas star. (Given you celebrate Christmas of course.)
This is a beauty, find out more of it, it's even of any value, but if you don't like it as is, cause it doesn't go with ur decor, then paint it a high gloss color or metallic and change the clock to either a mirror or find an ornate piece to attach to the middle. It's gorgeous, I wouldn't sell or give it away. It's a keeper is what I'd do with it.
Turn it into a sunface and hang outside.
This is a classic! take the clock to a reputable clock repair and do nothing but have it cleaned and hang!
Remove the clock and replace it with a mirror and then put a 2nd mirror behind the outer sun rays.
Lita, so glad you kept it! It's an iconic style of the era, and makes a great wall piece. :D
Well, I think it is great just the way it is but if you wanted to you could always rely on the good ol' fall back of painting it any color to fit a décor... or use Chrome paint and that would really update it. You could put craft beads on tips of stars or numbers on them. Maybe 12,3,6,9.. Take the clockworks out and insert a fav picture... you can hang this anywhere! Kitchen, Bathroom, Porch, Garden Post!! It is a cool item... sun bursts are so popular...this one was probably the inspiration!!
I too love it as is, however , if you want try painting it and making it into a sundial. The "sunbursts" would really make it stand out!
Sell it on eBay! It's retro mid century modern atomic era. Do a search - some are selling for over $100. The wood looks like walnut.
This is awesome just the way it is! I would love one of these.