Friday, January 2

Upcycled Mantle Clock

A few months ago I found this replica mantle clock at a little stall in my town.  It wasn't put together all that well, and the clock was cheap and unreliable, but I saw potential somewhere under the dust and cracks!
 
 
The first thing I did was give it a good clean to remove the build up of oil, dirt and cobwebs.  After that I applied a layer of crackle paint, some beautiful patterned papers, gold edging paint and lots of different embellishments.  I sealed it with a couple of coats of clear, matte varnish to help protect and keep it clean.

18 comments:

Jennifer said...

Absolutely wonderful! I love how you've given this clock a new life. Sweet papers and I love the lace around the face and the added butterflies are lovely!

Suze said...

Wow - amazing alteration. Love all the details that you added to this mantle clock.

cass said...

Wonderful Beccy

Sandra H said...

Wow this is absolutely beautiful what a transformation!! x

Teresa said...

Wow! That is great!

Merry said...

Oh wow, that is so beautiful. What a lucky clock that you spied it.

Loz said...

This is amazing Beccy. I love recycling things..Loz

Granmargaret said...

Lovely work Beccy.

Mamma Mia said...

Beautiful project Beccy and love all those gorgeous papers.
Helen x

Theresia said...

What a transformation! Beccy, it is beautiful. Lovely to look at all day.
Cheers, Trees

cardchick's world said...

This is gorgeous!! and you did an amazing job ......luv it

karin said...

Gorgeous Beccy ! Happy New Year !
Karin
xx

Jennifer said...

Wow, Beccy, you have created a gorgeous masterpiece with your clock...it certainly proves your incredible talent to have seen beyond that poor, sad clock on the stall!!

Hugs,
Jennifer. x

Charlene Mitchell said...

wow! Absolutely gorgeous! Happy New Year Beccy!

Donna said...

Stunning Beccy! What a way to start the new year!

Elaina said...

Congratulations on giving an old clock a new and more beautiful life.

Purple Card Lady said...

This is beautiful Beccy! You did an awesome job. TFS!

Jill Jacobsen said...

Beccy, this is absolutely beautiful! What a great altering job:)