Friday, September 14, 2012

The Dunn Clock

Recently, upon meeting a new friend, she asked me if I had ever heard of this "chalk paint."  Well, you know that was just music to my ears.  "Annie Sloan chalk paint?  Ummmmm....YES!"  :)

The next thing you know I have her 6 foot tall grandfather clock in my house.  This is just a regular, decorative piece she found at a home store.  She never quite fell in love with it, always dreaming of an old, French or Swedish, antique clock.  What I didn't know is that those nice little Swedish, antique clocks will run you about $3000.  If you know me, I wasn't about to let her do that.

I turned to my old favorite color from Annie Sloan, Duck Egg Blue for help.  Annie, let's cover up these roses, okay?

Once I painted, I used the clock's curves and colors underneath to distress lightly.   I used a little antiquing glaze to get into the cracks and create an old world feel to it.  Check it out. 

She loved it.  Freaked out a little and the funny thing is I left with another little piece of furniture to paint.  
The Dunn Cabinet. 
Stay tuned.
Have a great weekend,

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  1. wow! you never cease to amaze me Kerrie! great job!

  2. Oh, I love the transformation! I found you at The Shabby Nest! Hope you'll come visit me at!

  3. This is just gorgeous - would love to find one of these!!! Beautiful job
    Your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back when you have the time :)

  4. Hey speaking of Annie Sloan, do you glaze or wax when you're done painting?

  5. Love your blog! antique clocks truly are beautiful!