Here’s the way it looked when I showed it to you in my Thrifted Finds post last Friday. It’s a vintage Ingraham art deco star burst clock that still works.
It was in great shape… except for the gold finish, which was worn in a few places.
It was definitely ready for a new look.
So I taped off the clock face and took it out to the garage to spray paint it with Krylon Dual white. I chose white because most rooms in my house are painted a colour, so this clock could go in any one of them.
Here’s the accidental part… when I took off the tape there was a little spray paint here and there that got under the tape around the edges of the face.
I rubbed my fingernail against the edges to remove the paint, and accidentally removed some of the paint on the frame as well.
I have to admit that I panicked for a second… and there may or may not have been an expletive heard if anyone else was around to hear it.
But, thankfully, no one was… and I quickly regrouped, got myself some fine grit sandpaper, and decided to just go with it.
I didn’t even worry about how I did it. I just sanded a little here, sanded a little there. It was very freeing actually.
What was the worst that could happen?
I wouldn’t like it, and would have to repaint? There are worse things than that.
So it’s lucky that it turns out that I love the shabby chic look… even the accidental kind.
Wasn’t penicillin invented by accident? OK, that’s a bit of a stretch comparison… but I’m just saying that not all good things started out as Plan A.
Sometimes an accidental Plan B turns out to be better. Much better.
Spread a little shabby chicness somewhere today… and smile!