Thursday, March 21, 2013

Does Your Grandfather Clock Need a Makover?

This oak grandfather clock had been in my clients family for a while. It didn't really fit the décor of her fabulous study. You can see how we transformed her study ceiling. We were able to transform her clock while waiting for the ceiling layers to dry. I used my favorite bonding primer/basecoat in black. This product is called Bondago. It's made by a company called Perfetto. It's a very high quality primer that can be used as a basecoat as well. It goes on smooth and levels nicely. Please don't confuse this product with the current trending wall paint that has the primer built in. That product is made for previously painted walls. Bondago is designed for furniture and cabinets not necessarily previously painted. The black is awesome but it also it comes in many different colors, even clear!
Grandfather Clock Before


black gold grandfather clock
Grandfather Clock Black and Gold
Often with black, we distress the edges, but this room had a more formal, grand feel. So we added gold high lights to the edges. It's truly hard to believe it's the same clock. It's like we dressed it in a little black cocktail dress with a touch of gold bling!



The process is the same as always. We taped off the glass and we lightly sanded the clock and wiped it down. We painted one coat of black making sure that we didn't miss anything.
The process moved quickly. Already looking great! You will love this paint!

 
I used a small foam bushed and lightly highlighted in gold all the architectural accents on the clock.
black gold grandfather clock
This was such a simple transformation! I highly recommend using Bondago on your next furniture project. This is a sponsored post but opinions are my own. Perfetto is one of my favorite companies that I get my products from and I have many more products to show you. What piece are you inspired to dress up?



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10 comments:

  1. I love the look! We have a secretary desk that has been in our family since the late 1800s. My daughter has it now, but if she ever decides she doesn't want it, this is exactly what I would do to it. It's a dark cherry wood now, but this would fit our home so much better. Thanks for sharing this!

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    1. Thanks Sheryl! That secretary sounds like it would be gorgeous in black! Maybe she'll tire of it soon!

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  2. The click is absolutely beautiful! What a great way to turn a family treasure into something that fits in with today's look. You have incredible talent Sandy!

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    1. Thanks so much Nancy! You are so kind and supportive! You are a treasure to cherish! (No paint required)

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  3. This is a great makeover! If I had a Grandfather Clock I'd definitely do exactly what you did.. Looks amazing :)

    New follower from the Sunday Social hop too :) Hope you're having a great day!

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    1. Thanks so much! I've never really wanted one but this made think of all the cool things I could do to make it fit my décor.

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  4. Stopping by from the blog hop. I am following you on pinterest now. Looking forward to seeing your creations.

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  5. Wow it looks amazing! It is amazing what some paint and hard work can do. It's gorgeous. I am a new follower from the 'Lets Get Social Sunday' blog hop :)


    Justina @ http://justinawho.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks for visiting and following! I love what paint can do!

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