Tick Tock, on the clock…

Tick tock, on the clock, but the party don’t stop no!

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Got this at Goodwill…

Blah Blah Blah ;)

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Broken and scratched, but when has that ever stopped me?

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I took it apart (this was a stubborn little bugger to get separated!)

So, two things: I don’t like the color and the battery arm box is broken.

First order of business, PAINT.

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The base is metal so it got a coat of flat black spray paint.

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But the top part is plastic so I gave it a coat of black spray paint for plastic.

The arms are so tiny, so to paint them I cut a slice of floral foam…

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…and stuck the arms in it using tooth picks. Then I spray painted them as well in flat black.

Once it was all dry, I gave it a light coating of Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.

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I can tell it’s going to be hawt when it finished. I lurve black spray paint!

So now about the arm battery box… IKEA pulls through again.

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I had this clock sitting around so I just took it apart and recycled the battery box. Not sure what to do with the rest of it now….

I cleaned off the glass really well and put it back in the clock.

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And then I put the whole thing back together.

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I’m totally diggin’ it.

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And total it was $3.99. Not bad.

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My lighting in this apartment is terrible. Absolutely horrible. I took two pictures – blinds closed and blinds open. Neither turned out great.

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But you get the idea. I hung it in between both porch doors.

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Before & After:

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Once again Goodwill pulls through for me.

Don’t stop, make it pop. DJ, blow my speakers up. Tonight, I’mma fight ’til we see the sunlight. Tik tok on the clock, but the party don’t stop no!


     
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Comments

  1. Lurvin’ it! Didn’t know about the oil rubbed bronze spray paint. Now I HAVE to get me some.

  2. Love the redo…and you can’t beat $3.99!

  3. I am going to Goodwill in the big city today and I wish you were coming with, you’d know just what to buy and fix up for me! :)

  4. I am loving the oil rubbed bronze paint!!! That clock is now fabulous darling!! Great re-do!!
    Hugs
    SueAnn

  5. Lookin’ good…where would be be without Mr. ORB?!?!?!?

  6. It’s so funny that you posted this because I saw the same clock at Salvation Army on Weds and I planned to buy it and clean it up. Then I got sidetracked and forgot to grab it before I checked out! Now I can see what I great deal I missed!

  7. LOVE this! Our Goodwill is really expensive….outrageous prices on many of their items.

    LOVE THE SONG!!!!

    I need to go look it up in Pandora and play it!

  8. Love that! Turned out great.
    Brooke

  9. Love the clock!! Very chic and modern!

  10. Ok…so we own the same knife set..AND I own this same clock…haha, it’s actually sitting in the basement because it didn’t match anything…DUH! I’m totally going to paint it.

    We are totally BFF BLOG friends :)

    Brit

  11. Don’t ya just love oil rubbed bronze paint? Works wonderful! Be blessed.Cindy

  12. It looks great Allison! I’m also jealous you have two porch doors. No fair!:)

  13. Looks great! I see the stock in ORB paint went up again. :lol:

  14. AtOneWithHim says:

    well aren’t you just a clever thing :?:
    :mrgreen:

  15. I just really like how it looks like the hands are floating how the white inside the clock matches your wall. Niiiice.

  16. Great find and amazing price! Great job on the color – looks high end!

  17. great job! I love what some spray paint can do! I would love to see this at our sundae scoop http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/2010/04/sundae-scoop-2-link-party.html

  18. What a nice find, it sure looks better.

  19. Cute re-do! Thanks for linking it up and sharing!

    Ginger
    SSB

  20. Never would have guessed you only spent $3.95 on that clock. Nice! The oil rubbed bronze was my favorite touch.

    Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!

  21. Love how this came out! As for the Ikea clock you took apart, now you have a perfect round frame for a future craft project. Score!

  22. 4 bucks is pretty sweet. I love it! Thanks for sharing at ‘Look at me, I’m SO Crafty!’ at Fun to Craft.

  23. Great job! It looks great on the wall!

  24. Visiting from DIY Day – loving the Ke$ha references. :) What a great transformation! Gotta love the ORB spray paint.

    Hannah

  25. Love that clock — and now that song is in my head…LOL!

  26. What a huge change, I love it! The new paint just ROCKS!

  27. Looks great, I love your facelift! Thanks for sharing.

  28. Another great transformation. The black is so much nice.

    Thanks for linking up with Sugar & Spice.

  29. That looks great. Thanks for sharing at check me out saturday http://www.iamonly1woman.blogspot.com

  30. Another great idea. Do they ever stop. :razz:

  31. Turned out Beautiful!

  32. Featuring this tutorial at my 2nd Mad Skills party Monday morning!

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  33. This looks like new! The black really makes it stand out! Thanks for joining the Sunday Showcase! ~ Stephanie Lynn

  34. What a great find–love this clock!

  35. I’m so mad at myself!! I JUST got rid of this exact clock during a purge before moving. We’ve had it since we got married 7 years ago and I just couldn’t handle it anymore. Sad to know I could have remodeled it :(

  36. Woooohooo! It looks fabulous! Very clever.

    Warm blessings,
    Spencer

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