Wall Grandfather Clock Upcycle
Every once in a while you come across a real gem at the thrift store and when I saw this hanging Grandfather clock, I knew that is was destined for a stunning upcycle.
I am a huge fan of upcycling. I find that people throw out so many wonderful treasures that could totally be repurposed into something new, chic and trendy.
Let me show you what I did to this clock and you can let me know in the comments what you think.
Here's what the clock looked like at the thrift store.
I scooped up this little treasure for just $7.99.
The first thing I did when I got this little baby home was take it apart. The pendulum was already broken and just sitting inside the clock so that was easy to take out.
I removed the clock face with a screw driver an took out the glass.
I gave this treasure a fresh new coat of paint with some Country Chic Paint in the colour String of Pearls.
I did two coats of paint. After I let the paint dry for 12 hours, I used 80 grit sand paper to reveal the dark colour of the clock underneath — just around the edges.
This gave my clock a chic yet rustic look.
I cut some wood shims to fit the back of my clock and then stained them in Weathered Grey stain.
I arranged the wood shims on clock backing for totally new look.
This also worked well to cover the whole left by the clock mechanisms that I took out.
To secure the woos shims in place, I added two piece of thin corner trim to each side and then secured them with an air nailer.
I added in a tiny little shelf by cutting a piece of 1x2 and then securing it in place with my air nailer.
Now instead of a clock, I have an adorably chic rustic shelf unit.
I am so happy with how this turned out and so glad that I was able to give a broken old clock new life.
If you love this project make sure you check out my video on Tangi!