Vintage Clock to Fresh Chic Chalkboard

March 13th, 2009 in member junk     
OliveRue OliveRue, member
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Photo: Before

This is my 1st post here on Junk Market. My friend, Sherri told me about it. I found this ugly, vintage clock at the goodwill store for $4.54. Took the center part out, had a piece of plexiglass cut at my local glass shop for $5.00. Spray painted it with chalkboard paint. Sprayed the frame white, then glazed with walnut stain. Added a crystal prism on a piece of jute string and I had an instant makeover for less than $20 to make.

Pattern or design used: My Own Design
posted in: member junk, vintage, cottage, , country, kitchen, frame, chic, study, office, sunroom, game room, beige, european, paint, plastic, plexiglass, chalkboard paint

Comments (13)

junkermidge writes: Nice save on an outdated clock. The new piece looks awesome and would be great in so many settings. Way to go!
Midge Posted: 10:42 pm on March 18th
shabbychick writes: Nice makeover! The piece has great style, and you gave it great function to match!

Welcome to JunkMarketStyle and looking forward to more of your projects!

Kathy Posted: 9:13 am on March 17th
JunkArchitect writes: What a cool project and great before and after photos. My Goodwill only has NEW Christmas cookie tins and ash trays in their “home” department.

Jim Posted: 4:01 pm on March 15th
QueenofGreen writes: Very pretty! I hope you kept the clock elements, too. Those will show up later in more things you do. Posted: 8:38 am on March 15th
junkinpunkin writes: Tres belle! Tu parles francais? Posted: 11:51 pm on March 13th
piecesofthepast writes: Man, I've not found anything this cute at the Goodwill in quite a while, so kudos for the find! This turned out really good and my mantra is: You never can have enough chalkboards! Welcome to this fun site! Posted: 9:48 pm on March 13th
CottageElements writes: Welcome, welcome, and congrats on your first post!!! What a transformation you've made on this! Looks wonderful!

Lani Posted: 9:18 pm on March 13th
georgiamoon writes: Wow this turned out so nicely. I love the style of it and the paint finish is great too. Welcome to the club! I'm sure we'll see many more of your projects'll be hooked! Georgia Posted: 3:46 pm on March 13th
suewhitney writes: Hi OliveRue,

First of all...Welcome to JUNKMARKET Style! You have turned the ugly duckling into a swan. Way to your project! Have fun on the site.

Take care,
Sue Posted: 1:14 pm on March 13th
alicemom writes: Boy I am impressed. That looks great! This site is so much fun. Goodwill stores are the best ---at times.
smiles, alice Posted: 12:13 pm on March 13th
OliveRue writes: Thank you, Candy and Junkpony. Yeah, you have to love those goodwill stores. Most of the time it's hit or miss. Posted: 10:45 am on March 13th
Junk_Sophisticate writes: Hi there, OliveRue. Welcome to the site. Your first post is quite impressive and I look forward to seeing more from you. Nice job!
Candy Posted: 9:35 am on March 13th
Junkpony writes: What an awesome first post! I love your technique on the frame. Gotta love those Goodwill stores! Posted: 9:27 am on March 13th
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