Tuesday, January 21, 2014

Antique inspired clock

Do you remember that antique looking clock I have shared before?




The tall one with carved details and charm 
and a shape that is a little similar to antique mora clocks?




The clock that started out in just a stained wood finish
and then was painted a taupe color 
(pardon the iPhone photo!)


It then got a fresh coat of linen white for a photo shoot for a magazine in Europe
  and then it stayed that way. I liked it- but the white was more for the photos
than what I was looking for
Then it was put on the back burner project wise for awhile.
This photo was from last Summer- see it in the corner?



Well, it stayed white for about a year and half...
until a recent Lowes Creator challenge came up that involved paint
and making your own chalk-finish paint and using it in a project 




I love a good project- especially paint transformation
and I thought about thrifting to find a suitable candidate for a makeover but as 
I looked at that clock and it's white and 
  decided it was time for a change once again.


I picked up a color called Pantone Barely Blue at Lowes. 
It is truly barely blue- it is light with a barely discernible blue hue to it. 
You can see some of it in the areas of the clock that were not as antiqued



After I found the color I wanted
I picked up the Plaster of Paris and buckets and got ready to start mixing up
 the chalk-finish paint.




I mixed, I painted, I antiqued, I highlighted and then distressed and Voila!

 Seriously, I think that this clock and it's new old finish turned out ahhhmazing


 I am loving it and for those of you who would like to try this as well~ 
I will share the step by step for this  vintage look in another post.

Here's what you need:
(instructions courtesy of Lowes)

Valspar Signature Latex flat or Valspar paint with built-in primer (your choice of color)
Plastic paint buckets (small unless doing a wall)
Stir sticks
Plaster of Paris
Plastic measuring cup (do not re-use for food) 
Water (use cool- not warm)

What to do:

Mix 1/3 cup Plaster of Paris with 1/3 cup cold water in a mixing cup
Stir until completely smooth. Mix with 1 cup latex paint and mix completely. 

Makes enough chalk-finish paint for one coat for a 6 drawer dresser. Should not be stored and re-used. For small projects- mix less using these same proportions.  Nontoxic: to dispose - let dry completely in the container before disposing in trash.


I have a few other items to add to the list that I used- such as gold paint and an antiquing gel so if you are going to want to achieve a similar look- you will want to pick those up as well. 
You can find them in the paint section.



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39 comments:

  1. That looks so good, Courtney. Much better than the white.

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  2. Omg!!! It is gorgeous as the rest of your items !!!

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  3. Really pretty finish. Thanks for another way to mix up your own chalky paint. Your home is always so lovely.

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  4. Pale blue and gilt are my weakness. It's a gorgeous clock in any color, but you have hit a home run with your newest rendition!

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  5. Oh Courtney, that is such a fabulous finish, love it!

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  6. I adore this clock and love the new finish. I would love for you to link it up to my Inspire Me Party. Hugs, marty

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  7. It looks beautiful! It is my favourite finish on the clock out of all of the photos! :)
    Brandi @ Nest of Bliss

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  8. Oh how I love this clock. It's beautiful!
    Keya

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  9. So much better than plain white! Fantastic makeover!

    Angela @ Number Fifty-Three

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  10. That's a beautiful clock, Courtney! I think the new color enhances the details on it.

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  11. That is a beautiful finish Courtney. Thanks for the paint recipe.

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  12. Oh wow it turned out beautiful, I love it! Sooooo much better then the plain ole' white ;-)

    Smiles~
    Mari

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  13. Please post the how to quick, quick like a bunny! I have an armoire that really needs this!

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  14. I love it. It's truly gorgeous. This may be a silly question but where do you get Plaster of Paris? I keep hearing about making your own chalk paint but didn't know you could find everything at Lowes. Yeah Lowes for coming up with the recipe.

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  15. Just beautiful! The perfect look for this clock.

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  16. Comme d'habitude, beaucoup de goût dans le choix de vos beaux objets.
    Je vous félicite pour tout ce que vous y apportez en plus ...
    Bravo !
    Mariecapucine

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  17. Just spectacular!! So can you use this homemade chalk paint the same way as Annie Sloan's chalk paint.....no sanding? I hate the sanding process.

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  18. Just spectacular!!! So can you use this homemade chalk paint the same way as Annie Sloan's chalk paint......no sanding. Hate the sanding process

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  19. Oh, my be still my heart...it is so beautiful. I have been mulling over if I should paint my bedroom set and just have not been able to make up my mind. I will make bedding out of blue and white toile and now finally, I think this is the way to go!!! Yay..thanks Courtney! LOve all you do. Diane

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  20. What color and brand of gold paint did you use? Did you get the antiquing gel at Lowe's?
    Thank you so much.

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  21. Love that aged patina. Great transformation.

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  22. Absolutely beautiful...I'm really enjoying all your ideas...your home is lovely

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  23. Very Nice!!! love the shape of it and the transformation is great!

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  24. Incredibly beautiful Courtney…you did a magnificent job…just love the way the clock transformed so beautifully!…Going to try my hand at making my own chalk paint….thanks so much!!

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  25. Gorgeous! The new color and details give it much more definition. It really highlights the details of the trim.

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  26. Hi Courtney!!!!

    You said it!!! It's gorgeous and turned out amazing!!! Do I ever love the look of the clock!!! It stands out
    beautifully.

    Thank you for sharing the "How To" for this project...What a great look!!!

    Enjoy the rest of the week!!!

    Pam
    xox

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  27. Love your clock, and the paint finish as well. Good job!

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  28. Beautiful finish and perfect for a project I have been wanting to do. If I understood correctly you are going to give us your step by step process. I have the materials and I'm ready to start. Can't wait for that next post.

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  29. Your clock turned out fabulous!! I liked it white but love what you did to it, just brings more personality to a fantastic piece.

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  30. Wow! This clock is fabulous. You did a superb job with the paint and finish. Can't wait to see the follow-up post. Thanks.

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