I have a thing for clocks, and I have no idea why. lol. I’m a regular at several thrift stores in my surrounding area and I’m always on the lookout for unusual ones… ones that say something to me.
I recently lucked out when I found a large and fabulous vintage gold-toned wall clock for a paltry $5. It’s a plug in, and it even works. lol. I’m not sure how it keeps time yet though but, honestly, I didn’t care if it worked or not. It was coming home with me regardless. If it didn’t work I would have easily found some other way to use it.
Here’s a sneak peak of the after.
Here’s the before with the electrical cord showing. Oops! It’s a good size clock, measuring 24″ across, and it was made by United Clock Corp in Brooklyn, NY. It probably dates from the 1950’s. I always do what research I can before I make over a vintage piece just in case I’m painting over a potential retirement fund.
According to my research this clock, before painting, could have been worth somewhere between $50-$100 to the right person, but it did have quite a bit of tarnish. So I think it would probably have been at the lower end. So, I felt perfectly safe about giving it some spray paint love.
Because of the red hand I decided to spray paint it with a lovely bright red. It was either red or black, so I chose red.
I taped off the clock face and took it out to the garage to spray paint. The small piece of cardboard was protecting the cord from getting painted by accident. What… me paint something by accident? As if that would every happen. lol.
So… out with the boring gold and in with the sizzling red. Here it is after one light coat of love.
Here’s the before again.
And the after… with 3 light coats of paint. Sorry about the flash on the face, but it couldn’t be helped. It wasn’t a nice day to take pics outside.
Here’s a better view so you can see the hands.
I love this clock! I’m always amazed at what a little spray paint can do.