Monday, February 13, 2012

Cuckoo For Cuckoo Clock's...

Lately, I have been inspired to hang a cuckoo clock in my home.  So, when I saw Country Living's article about Lesley M.M. Blume's book, "Let's Bring Back", featured a cuckoo clock as one of the items that should make a comeback, I knew I need to find one ASAP. 

While visiting my parents, I came across this old cuckoo clock they had been storing for several years.  Jackpot!

I loved everything about it, except its color. But, nothing a little paint couldn't cure!

I painted the first coat using Benjamin Moore's edgecomb gray, and had planned on leaving it all that color.  It ended up looking a little drab and blended in with my wall too much.  

So, to brighten it up, I used Benjamin Moore's wedgewood gray as a top coat and left the center part painted the edgecomb gray. Then to age it, I brushed on some dark brown wax.  Much better! 

I love having this clock so much that I would be thrilled to find another one.  I like the larger all wood clocks but I am kinda thinking I need a tiny clock to hang above this one.   

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  1. I LOVE this! Since I'm wandering around with a can of white paint and a brush, looking for new victims lately, I am DEFINITELY going to do a cuckoo clock I've had for umpteen years! It's SO much cuter in white! Thanks for the lovely inspiration. :)

  2. OK...I saw a cuckoo clock at my thrift store yesterday. I'm totally going back for it!!! This is THE cutest thing ever! And I love how it looks with the rest of your decor I see back there. I'm so in love with your beadboard and light fixture. Thanks for linking this up!


  3. This is really cute. I like the colors you choose much better than the bright color it was before. Now it takes on the look of an heirloom! Great job!

  4. What a cool idea, Rachel! A cuckoo clock with this color scheme is much prettier than the original. :) Visiting from Cowgirl Up - Link #69.

    Take care,
    Carolina Country Living

  5. Very cute updated cuckoo clock. The colors work perfectly in your home!

  6. Very impressive. I can't believe how much better the clock looks painted. Thanks for linking up to cowgirl up and I hope you come back next week.

  7. Oh my gosh! That is beautiful!


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