My Grandmother Was Unattractive, So I Gave Her A Makeover!!

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Your Grandmother doesn't have to be ugly anymore either! hehehe My friend gave me this vintage Tully Brook Grandmother clock. She thought it was ugly and didn't want it around. I just needed a little time to give her a proper Florida makeover!!
First I took out off the glass door and pulled out the clock. Then I sanded the entire piece, leaving random dark spots to show through the stain I was going to use.
I spray painted the inside of the shelves aqua blue then stained the rest gray.
After it dried, I used wall paper to line the back of the shelves. It looks like rustic/coastal weathered wood!
While the piece was drying, I painted the flowers on the clock face blue. They were a purple/mauve color. I took off the finial at the top an replaced it with a starfish, then trimmed it with rope. I used "patina blue" rub n buff on the knob.(The starfish was on the end of a curtain rod)!
To keep the coastal flow, I added a wood anchor on the bottom and trimmed with rope.
And that's all there was to it! Now my Grandmother is ready for coastal living!! Thanks for lookin' :)

Suggested materials:

  • Classic Gray Stain   (Lowe's)
  • Aqua Blue Spray Paint   (Walmart)
  • Natural Hemp Rope   (Lowe's)
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  • Cori Widen Cori Widen on Nov 20, 2016
    WOw!

  • Kathy Kathy on May 31, 2020

    I am the manufacturer of these clocks and I have to say that this is horrifying. I'd be happy to take it off your hands.

    • Suzette Suzette on May 31, 2020

      Hi Kathy, I'm sorry this offends you. My girlfriend was going to throw it out, so I decided to give it a fresh beach look, since I live at the beach, and this is what I do for a living. This sold long ago, to a very happy customer, in perfect working condition! I realize that not everyone appreciates my work. It would be a pretty boring world without imagination!

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