This Chalk Painted Table Top Clock was a thrift store find that just needed a new paint job to fit in with my decor. It’s easy to get a fresh new look for a tired old piece.
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I’m happy to again join the monthly Thrift Store Challenge group! Each month participants are challenged to:
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Our Thrift Store Upcycle group of bloggers is looking to expand — and we need your help! Why not consider joining in our thrift store upcycle challenge on the last Thursday of each month? Make some friends while having fun and share your love of DIY with the world. It’s a win-win! Sound like something you’d be interested in? Just leave a comment at the end of this post with your blog name and someone will get back to you right away. We can’t wait to meet you!
Meet the Hosts!
Angela | Simply Beautiful by Angela – Gail | Purple Hues & Me
Jenny | Cookies, Coffee, & Crafts – Marci | Stone Cottage Adventures
Allyson | Southern Sunflowers – Beverly | Across the Blvd
Emily | Domestic Deadline – Kathleen | Our Hopeful Home
Table Top Clock Makeover
I found this clock at my local Goodwill last year. I was glad to have it for this month’s challenge since I’m still not venturing out to thrift stores yet. I loved the shape of it, but the gold look was outdated. I used a lint free cloth and some TSP to clean it before painting.
The clock face pops out, making it easier to paint. I needed to protect the glass, so I lined the edge with what I had on hand – tape stickers. It was easier than cutting painter’s tape to fit.
I gave the clock two coats of DecoArt Everlasting Chalk Paint. I let some of the dark undertones show through.
Once the paint was dry, I used medium grit sand paper to bring out more of the dark undertone.
To protect the finish, it got two coats of DecoArt Dura-Clear Gloss Varnish.
It only took about an hour to complete the makeover since chalk paint dries so quickly.
I’ve moved it around to a couple of different spots in our home. Since it’s a soft white, it will match any decor.
Supply List for Clock Makeover
- Thrift Store Find Clock
- Lint Free Cloth
- Chalk Paint & Brush
- Medium Grit Sand Paper
- Protective Finish
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