Monday, February 7, 2011

New Clock from Gail


Recently I admired a clock that Gail had hanging in one of her “before” kitchen backsplash pictures.

I mentioned it in my comment and before I knew it a package arrived in the mail.

It was a clock just like the one I had admired.

Turns out Gail had an extra in her stash and being the amazingly generous friend she is, she sent it to me!

Isn’t that the sweetest thing?


It’s a 2 sided Grand Central Station clock, in brass finish.


Here you can see a bit more of the brass.


I just love the style of this clock.


Only problem was the brass finish didn’t go with my light fixtures in the kitchen/dining room, where I planned to hang the clock.


So I asked Gail if she would mind terribly if I painted it.

She said “Of course not!  But you have to blog about painting it….”

I should have known-she’s relentless about blogging!

So I pulled out a pewter finish kit from my paint stash…..



You know, the kind that comes with spray paint for the base and a glaze type finish you apply after painting.

I buy these kits for a dollar at the local Real Deals store.

And now this is what it looks like.


I still need to hang it up.


Thanks so much Gail!  I truly love it!

You’re the best!

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I’m linking this up to Gail’s Catch as Catch Can linky party.  Of course!

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  1. Love that clock, and you did a great job with the paint too! What a special, meaningful piece that clock just became!

  2. The clock looks great! Can't wait to see it hung up. Blogging friends are the best! hugs, to you and Gail!

  3. That was really sweet of her! And you'll probably think of Gail whenever you check the time. :)
    The pewter finish looks great! I'll have to check our Real Deals store for those kits.

  4. What a sweet thing for Gail to do... she is the best.

    Love the pewter finish you did... now I can't wait to see where you hang it.

    Hugs, Deb

  5. It was a cutie before, but it really looks even better now. Great paint job.

  6. Ah!
    What a sweet sweet friend!
    I really like the pewter finish you have on it now too.
    can't wait to see where you put it.


  7. awww that is so sweet! Love the clock, the finish looks great

  8. wow! Rose-that clock looks so much better after you added your magic touch to it! I suppose I should paint mine too, huh? :)
    I'm so glad you mentioned that you liked it (since I had that extra one that had never even been opened)
    Enjoy it dear friend!

  9. So cute! And so sweet of her to send it to you! What a lovely surprise :)

  10. Greetings from Southern California :-)

    I added myself to follow your blog. You are more than welcome to visit mine and become a follower if you want to.

    God Bless You, ~Ron

  11. I am so jealous...I loved that clock too when I seen it. Your new finish really looks nice too.


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