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« on: April 03, 2012 07:20:47 AM »

I bought this clock at a yard sale for $5 and I knew it I could give it a new life.



I took it apart, replaced and painted the hands, painted the entire clock pink and repainted the numbers and bird.  I also swapped out the ugly chains with a string of white beads to hold the acorns.  I love it!

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« Reply #1 on: April 03, 2012 07:47:10 AM »

Oh goodness, I LOVE IT! I would have never thought to paint one! I picked one up from freecycle but it was broken so I took it apart for the gears and stuffs! Part of me now wishes I just painted it some awesome colour and stuck it on the wall anyway!
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« Reply #2 on: April 03, 2012 10:06:32 AM »

So beautiful and fun! And it looks so expensive! I want one.
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« Reply #3 on: April 03, 2012 03:07:37 PM »

it has so much personality now, good job  Grin
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« Reply #4 on: April 03, 2012 03:10:40 PM »

wow!  iam more shocked that you found one for $5!  i've been searching for a cuckoo to paint for years, but a working one sells for anywhere from $50-$250!  you found a real bargain!
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« Reply #5 on: April 03, 2012 07:15:47 PM »

wow!  iam more shocked that you found one for $5!  i've been searching for a cuckoo to paint for years, but a working one sells for anywhere from $50-$250!  you found a real bargain!

Really??  I thought it was a great price but I didn't think too much of it because it's just plastic.  It's not one that the bird comes out and sings.  The bird moves with the pendulum and it plays a song every hour.  My mom had one when I was a kid but it was wooden and you had to pull the long acorn chains (for some reason I never knew) and the bird came out of a little door every hour.  Ahh, nostalgia!
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« Reply #6 on: February 08, 2014 06:09:59 PM »

I love this! I never thought of doing this!
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« Reply #7 on: May 08, 2015 08:06:31 AM »

awesome! though I like the clock in black as well haha Cheesy
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« Reply #8 on: May 16, 2015 08:53:57 AM »

I was reading this as my husband walked by.  I totally stopped him and said "I want a cuckoo clock".  He gave me an odd look and kept on walking.  I am so trying this when I can find a clock.  I especially like how you changed out the chains.  Very nice.
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