Wednesday, September 29, 2010

Tick Tock Makeover

 Happy Wednesday! I didn't mean to be gone so long...I hope none of you were worried that I killed over at my race this weekend. LOL

I'm sure it didn't even cross your mind.

Hubby and I had a great time during our run! Hubby got 2nd place in the 5 mile. A very fit 60+ year old man got 1st! I finished my 2 mile in the upper 2nd 1/2 of the group, so I was thankful for that.

Killer hills and RAIN, I'm blaming my "slower" time on! It looked like the rain was letting up as the race started. But as soon as we started to run, it started up again...along with lightning and thunder.

It felt like a scene from the "Wildcats" movie as Goldie Hawn is racing her football team in the rain and guck!

But I survived and we're ready to sign up for another run that will be in February. I'm sure a blizzard will be in the forecast that day. :)

I got some goodies at a couple garage sales this weekend that I need to share with you this week. Lots of projects floating around in this head of mine. I just need a few more hours in the day...don't we all?!

I did a quick makeover on my cute clock I bought at the 400 mile garage sales for $1.

It was cute before but there were some green tarnish areas and the clock didn't work.

I wanted to attempt to take the clock apart without shattering the curved glass (which was my favorite part).

I don't know what this came off off but it isn't a hanging clock because the clock element stuck out in the back. Seems like it was attached to "something" back in the day. But I loved the design, so it was going home with me!

One thing's for sure...they don't make things like they used to. That clock was a bear to disassemble!! It was WELL put together. Too bad it didn't work anymore.

Funny story. It took all my "man power" to get even the hands of the clock off. The hour hand went flying over my head...which I thought. I looked all over for that darn thing. It couldn't of went too far because I was sitting on the couch with a wall behind me. After several minutes of looking, I gave up...when I went to bed, the hour hand was in my bra. Nice, huh? I don't know how I didn't feel that metal thing in my undergarment all day!

Well here is my clock today!

I spray painted it with metal primer, then heirloom white, then added some asphalt glaze to it to make the detail pop!

I also added a new clock part from Hobby Lobby. I was tickled to bring this thing back to life!

I added a simple ribbon for easier hanging.

Don't you love quick and easy makeovers like this? What have you been working on lately?

I have a list of things that I need to work on!


Light Fixtures
Surprise Trash Find

Stay tuned for project updates!


  1. You are so talented. I wish that I had 1/4 of your talent. Great makeover. Those are always the best kind.

    I am anxious to see your other goodies.


  2. You are one busy lady with two little boys! I love what you did to the clock, and having the clock hand in your bra is so funny...something like that would surely happen to me too!

  3. You are too funny! And the clock makeover is FABULOUS!

    Hope you're having a good week, my friend...


  4. Oh I needed that laugh! Too funny! Your clock looks great. Glad you got it working again.

  5. What a treasure! Looks great! I can not wait to see your next project!

  6. Your clock looks great! I am glad that you survived the big run...I am sooo wrapped up with my crafts..I have 2 shows in Oct. and then our family one Nov. 6th..and then 1 in Dec...remind me when the one is that you and your mom did last year...when we met..I hope to come to that one again..awesome ideas!
    Have a great day..this autumn weather is so wonderful!

  7. That turned out to be gorgeous! Guess I'll pay more attention to the clocks next time I'm out scouting junk.


  8. I love this makeover!! It's beautiful now! :)

  9. The clock looks wonderful Kindra!! Good thing you found that missing part!! LOL! :) Congrats on the run!! I hope you are enjoying these beautiful Fall days!! Take care. ~Sarah~

  10. I'm impressed!!! And envious!!! You did a fab job!!

  11. Way to go on the run!!!
    Love the clock - and, yes...I do love quick and easy-ish makeovers:)

  12. very pretty results...the white is much more relaxing - isn't it?


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