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Friday, February 10, 2017

Giving New Life To An Old Clock

This clock has been a part of our lives for over 20 years.

It used to keep time, and chime prettily.  It wasn't our first choice for a clock.  Our first choice was one I loved and when we moved to Pennsylvania 23 years ago, it got damaged.  It was still under warranty, but as the way it goes sometimes, they no longer sold 'our' clock anymore.  This one above was the only option to replace it.  So we took it but I never loved it.  After it stopped working, we never changed out the works, because I didn't care.

 It occurred to me recently that I could paint it and even if we didn't replace the works, it would look better - nice even, and fit in our decor.  I used Annie Sloan chalk paint in Old Ochre.

We are happy with it, though it needs a bit of tightening up with the wood.  We are thinking of getting the works replaced now, too.

What do you think?  Thumbs up or thumbs down?


  1. Definitely a thumbs-up!! It has new life!

  2. I would never think of painting a clock but it looks great! You've brought it new life and if it works again that would be even better!

  3. Why, sure!
    (The important thing is, "Are YOU satisfied?")

  4. Two thumbs up! Yes, get the works replaced and enjoy it fully. Do you like it?


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