This just might be my favorite project that I've ever done.
1. It was a lucky find, and it was cheap.
2. It was fun.
3. I'm not trying to be obnoxious by tooting my own horn, this is just a fact: IT TURNED OUT AWESOME.
I visited a church rummage sale last Saturday and found this clock for just $5.
Well, okay yea, it's totally 70s, but I instantly had visions of transforming this piece into a mirror.
Luckily, the wooden petals slid off.....
So I removed them all.
Then using a pair of pliers, I hacked off that clock and its parts. There was a long, sturdy piece of hardware that connected the back of the clock face to its gizmos in the back, and I think it took me about 20 minutes, no joke, to pry and break everything off. Look at how bent the face got:
Once the wooden petals and clock components were removed, I spray painted the metal part Rustoleum's "Aluminum":
And I took disposable wooden shish-kabob sticks and stuck those into a box so I could put each of the petals on their own little stand for spray painting:
I went with Rustoleum's semi-gloss black. I know, black and silver is such a safe choice, but just wait and see, the impact is quite stunning.....
I picked up this round mirror from Michael's for a piddly $2. I hot glued it to the metal sunburst part:
And once the black petals were all dry, I put them back on their posts and TA DA!
SUCH a difference!!
For a cost breakdown:
$5 - retro clock
$2 - round mirror
$4.50 - can of Rustoleum black paint
(I had all the other supplies)
I have myself a new mirror for just around $12, and it makes quite a dramatic statement in my sitting room.
The black, silver and gray all goes really well with my new green curtains (I'll get to those in a future post).
I am seriously in love.
I'll be linking up to the DIY Show Off, Thrifty Decor Chick's Before and After Party, and Metamorphosis Monday, too!