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Topic: Super uuuuuuuuuuuugly clock to cute modern timepiece :)  (Read 8505 times)
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« on: December 05, 2009 06:56:23 PM »

Hello there Craftster peeps! This is my first completed challenge! I had so much fun doing it Smiley

I began by wandering the Goodwill store here on Long Island searching for the ugliest thing that I new I could do something with....I had candle holders and this shelf thing in my hand when I saw this sad looking 1970s cast away that was buried under other clocks, and I knew I had to have it Smiley I knew that I had scrapbook paper in my stash that would be perfect. So I walked up to the register (getting stared at by the other customers because I had a huge grin on my face knowing I was going to enter this into the challange).

So, after much laughing at by both of my parents I went to work on the clock my dad said he "wouldn't go out of his way to buy."

BTW...that's my dad, the naysayer, helping me in the pictures....:-D

The clock was made of wood that had been stained. I fell in love with the shape of the clock, so I wanted to keep it the same. We had to sand off the decal because it would not come off any other way. I sprayed it with silver spray paint and and I sprayed the hands brown so that they would be seen easier against the light paper. I used Mod Podge to adhere the paper to the wood. The clock parts were the original, working parts off the clock.

There was a clock that I saw on here that was redone using scrapbook paper, but it was a lot more modern looking than this.

Thanks for looking Smiley
« Last Edit: December 05, 2009 07:30:58 PM by lyly2760 - Reason: Third Time's a charm :) » THIS ROCKS   Logged
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« Reply #1 on: December 05, 2009 07:01:56 PM »

I am super curious, but I can't see the pictures....
I haven't viewed photos through photobucket before. Is there a password used?

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« Reply #2 on: December 05, 2009 07:07:40 PM »

I hope not lol.....It's my first challenge entry
did you try it?
« Reply #3 on: December 05, 2009 07:19:46 PM »

Hopefully this will work...I added new links to the photos at the bottom...how does everyone get the pics to show up automatically?
« Reply #4 on: December 05, 2009 07:31:36 PM »

I think I got it...sorry for the technical difficulties Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: December 05, 2009 07:43:40 PM »

I really love what you did with the clock! I am now totally inspired to find me an ugly one and re-furb it for my craft room!
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« Reply #6 on: December 05, 2009 08:00:22 PM »

Moral of the story: Naysayers miss out on a lovely clock! I love the work you did - did you have the paper in mind first or did you go based on the clock shape entirely? (I guess I mean: which came first, the paper or the object?) Because it looks wonderfully unified.
anyhoo, great job!
« Reply #7 on: December 05, 2009 08:20:12 PM »

Thanks all...the paper I have been itching to use but had no idea what to do with it. It wasn't until I got the clock home that I decided to use that paper. I actually measured the decal that was originally on the clock and put the new paper in the same place..used a compass and everything Smiley

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« Reply #8 on: December 05, 2009 08:49:31 PM »

What a nice clock! It looks so much better.

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« Reply #9 on: December 06, 2009 06:45:23 AM »

I love th clock!
really clever, on my next visit I'll go hunt for a clock too ^^

So, after much laughing at by both of my parents I went to work on the clock my dad said he "wouldn't go out of his way to buy."

My mum does that with me too, when I say I want to make *blabla*, she laughs and says I'm nuts...
but when I show her the end result, she says: ooh that's nice! ... parents Roll Eyes
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