Monday, August 30, 2010

A Fancy-Schmancy Clock

Last year, when were on vacation, I visited the Goodwill in downtown Savannah, GA.  They really didn't have a very big housewares section, but I was able to score this little gem for $2.  For whatever reason, I neglected to take a before photo (don't you hate it when you do that?).  When I bought it, it had that gold-ish brassy finish that most cheap ornate clocks and frames have.  You know the one. While I thought the finish was hideous, I knew it had potential. 

It sat in my studio until recently, looking all tacky with it's brassy self.  I finally gave it a couple of coats of Rustoleum Aqua spray paint that I had left over from this project and this project.  Then I used something that I ran across on Proper Prim, Rub-N-Buff.  I just put a little on with my finger here and there, and then used a t-shirt rag to buff it.  To me it looks a little like a kinda reverse patina and I love the way it turned out.

Anyone else ever used Rub-N-Buff on something?  Did you like the results?

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24 crafty peeps said:

  1. Oh la la I love the blue! The ornateness is so old European.

  2. I love it. I've never heard of rub-n-buff but it sounds handy and I love the effect.

  3. Kristi... that worked perfect with the aqua. You gave the clock another lease on life, good for you... looks fabulous.

    Thanks for the shout out, I am so happy that you found something that inspired you.

    You have a great day...

    Hugs, Deb

  4. Wow what a wonderful color. That clock really rocks now!

  5. Cool clock, and so trendy with the turquoise! Thanks for using Rub 'n Buff, it adds a nice finished look to the piece. Hope you'll try all 17 of our colors, that you can see at www.amaco.com.

    Also available at Michaels, Hobby Lobby, and art supply and craft stores.

  6. Great find. This clock has character! ~ Sarah

  7. The clock looks great. I've used the Rub 'n Buff for years to add a little sha-zing to my projects. It's a great product. I'm currently out, but I'm going with silver next time.


  8. Lovin' the clock...what a great deal too! I have only used rub n buff a couple of times and it was only on a frame. I should probably get mine and out see what else I can do with it! :)
    Thanks for linking to treasures & trinkets thursday! :)

  9. Hi there, I'm new at this blog. Cute banner, I love the scrabble pieces!

    This craft turned out fresh and beautiful with a new coat of paint. I love painting thrifted finds, I'll be busy doing that tonight!

  10. I JUST discovered Rub 'n Buff and my ceiling fan project is up with yours! I'm addicted to the stuff now, it's fantastic! And your clock came out just stunning.

  11. Wow- you got a comment from AMACO!
    I am impressed.
    Also with the great look you achieved.

  12. Hopping over from Treasures and Trinkets~ your project turned out beautifully~ I love the color!

  13. I LOVE that clock! The color is perfect :) Thanks for linking up to my Thrilling Thursday party. Hope you will join in again next week :)

    ~Lori @ Paisley Passions

  14. This is gorgeous! I have a thrift party going on now, would love for you to join. Great project. Debbie

  15. Thank you so glad you joined. Look forward to seeing you again.

  16. Beautiful!! I love the bright color and it was perfect to age! Great job and thank you so much for linking up to Style Feature Saturday! -shaunna :)

  17. Gorgeous! What an awesome find!
    I haven't ever used Rub n Buff, but I've always meant to.

  18. So pretty. I love the color!

  19. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party!


  20. My goodness this is gorgeous! I can only hope I stumble upon a clock to revamp like this.

    Stopping by from DIY Show Off, hello from your newest follower :)

  21. So lovely!!! Love your color choice!!!

  22. So pretty! The rub and buff really put this one over the top on the cute scale. :)