Need ideas for this.

I have this item in my storage and i thought i can use it for something...Can anyone give me an idea what to do with it or hoe to make it look better ? Ideas will be appreciated....
need ideas for this, home decor, repurposing upcycling
  54 answers
  • Lita Lita on Jun 06, 2013
    It's a great idea but where do i get a mirror ?

  • Wanda Wanda on Jun 06, 2013
    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.

  • Lita Lita on Jun 06, 2013
    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...

  • Dria @ Dio Dria @ Dio on Jun 06, 2013
    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!

  • Lita Lita on Jun 06, 2013
    I will keep that in mind.THANKS !

  • Cyndi Cyndi on Jun 06, 2013
    I would paint the whole thing with 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

  • Lita Lita on Jun 06, 2013
    I like this idea. Thanks !

  • Z Z on Jun 06, 2013
    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.

  • Sandy Lueker Sandy Lueker on Jun 06, 2013
    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!

  • Kimberly Noelle Kimberly Noelle on Jun 06, 2013
    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.

  • Lita Lita on Jun 07, 2013
    THANK YOU for all your inputs 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?

  • Barbara Sawyer Barbara Sawyer on Jun 07, 2013
    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.

  • DTA DTA on Jun 07, 2013
    Mid Century modern clock - check for them on eBay. I would NOT destroy this clock.

  • Victoria Victoria on Jun 07, 2013
    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.

  • Kelly Stacey Kelly Stacey on Jun 07, 2013
    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 :-)

  • Steph Mike Steph Mike on Jun 07, 2013
    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. ;)

  • Jeannine Maranchuk Jeannine Maranchuk on Jun 07, 2013
    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.

  • David Perona David Perona on Jun 07, 2013
    -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.

  • Kim Dagenais Kim Dagenais on Jun 07, 2013
    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.

  • Jocelyne marchand Jocelyne marchand on Jun 07, 2013
    it is classic design . . you should keep it as is . . . .

  • Z Z on Jun 07, 2013
    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.

  • Kay Smith Kay Smith on Jun 07, 2013
    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!

  • Larose LoganOakes Larose LoganOakes on Jun 07, 2013
    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.:)

  • D Burton D Burton on Jun 07, 2013
    Throw it away! I had one in the seventies and that is what I did with mine

  • Netsey P Netsey P on Jun 07, 2013
    Put some legs on and make a small outdoor table!!!

  • Liz Barnes Liz Barnes on Jun 07, 2013
    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!

  • John J John J on Jun 08, 2013
    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

  • Sherrie Sherrie on Jun 08, 2013
    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.

  • Kelley Storey Kelley Storey on Jun 08, 2013
    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!

  • 117135 117135 on Jun 08, 2013
    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!

  • Kay Love-Wood Kay Love-Wood on Jun 08, 2013
    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 ..

  • Sue Weiker Sue Weiker on Jun 08, 2013
    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

  • Gail Harris Huey Gail Harris Huey on Jun 08, 2013

  • Lita Lita on Jun 08, 2013
    Hello Everyone, 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 !!!!

  • Lynn Lynn on Jun 08, 2013
    Great decision Lita!

  • Victoria Victoria on Jun 08, 2013
    Yay! thank you on behalf of all of us who are sentimental for that time period and these kinds of pieces, Enjoy!!

  • DTA DTA on Jun 08, 2013
    Phew! Another murder evaded! Enjoy!

  • Z Z on Jun 08, 2013
    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.)

  • Kelly Stacey Kelly Stacey on Jun 08, 2013
    I'm so glad to hear that you've decided to keep it as is, Lita. Your clock truly is a classic. Enjoy!

  • Andrea Andrea on Jun 08, 2013
    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!!!

  • Lily White Lily White on Jun 08, 2013
    holy Moses! do nothing to it! it is collectible as is! I would kill for that clock!

  • Lory Lory on Jun 08, 2013
    I agree with Lily don't do anything to it! It's beautiful as is!

  • Douglas Hunt Douglas Hunt on Jun 08, 2013
    I am with Becky on this one. Love that piece, Lita, and think you should leave it exactly like it is.

  • Lora (Howard) Cotton Lora (Howard) Cotton on Jun 08, 2013
    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.)

  • Anna Ibarra Anna Ibarra on Jun 08, 2013
    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.

  • Sharon C Sharon C on Jun 09, 2013
    Turn it into a sunface and hang outside.

  • Patti Nicholas Patti Nicholas on Jun 09, 2013
    This is a classic! take the clock to a reputable clock repair and do nothing but have it cleaned and hang!

  • Donna H Donna H on Jun 09, 2013
    Remove the clock and replace it with a mirror and then put a 2nd mirror behind the outer sun rays.

  • Txvoodoo Txvoodoo on Jun 16, 2013
    Lita, so glad you kept it! It's an iconic style of the era, and makes a great wall piece. :D

  • Mary Mary on Jun 19, 2013
    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!!

  • Francine C Francine C on Jun 21, 2013
    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!

  • Sandy Harmon Sandy Harmon on Jun 23, 2013
    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.

  • Samantha Samantha on Jun 23, 2013
    This is awesome just the way it is! I would love one of these.