6.27.2011

The Gardner Clock

One of our goals before we moved and pulled the spray booth down was to refinish our clock that we picked up nearly a year and a half ago. Yes, you read that correctly. We have had it for quite some time. We stained it a bit darker in places that we were going to distress so the finish better matched our new wood floors.
We also wanted it two toned so we darkened the round wood frame that encircles the face as well as the wood embellishment at the bottom of the clock.
We are happy with the results and it is one of the first visuals you see as you walk through the front door. This final picture is a bit dark but nonetheless a full shot of the clock. We are expecting our plantation shutters to arrive this week and are anxious to have some window coverings! I am sure the neighbors are just as excited as we are about this!

We also recently refinished some bar stools. I hunted for these for nearly a month. We found the perfect THREE on KSL and got them for a screaming deal. They were refinished in my favorite Bejamin Moore white called "Frostine" and the seats have been covered in a toile fabric.

Happy Monday!



21 comments:

Midwest Cottage said...

Great idea. I'd love to see how you put together your spray booth and what kind of sprayer you use?

michelle said...

This is gorgeous Melanie!!! I love the two-toned look and your floors are beautiful!! I can't wait to see the stools!
Oh and I found a scale at the flea market but it was so badly beat up and for not a great price either but I am still looking my friend! :)
xo

kathie said...

Love that two tone on the clock ~ I have never seen anything like that before & it is stunning. I enjoy your creativity so much!

Jane @ Jane's Junk and Treasures said...

Melanie that is TOO cute!!! I love the brown, great idea!!!!

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

The clock is beautiful! I'm sure it's wonderful to have it out where you can enjoy it now.

Melissa and Scott said...

Love what you did with our clock! It looks so good and fits perfectly in that space!

Melissa

NanaDiana said...

Melanie-That clock is just gorgeous. Did you feel a bit of sadness pulling the old paint booth down?

You did a great job on this- as always on EVERYTHING you do! xo Diana

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

Oh what a beauty! She was worth the wait!

Sanghamitra Bhattacherjee(Mukherjee) said...

What a transformation! Just love it!
Can't wait to see the final pics:)
Hope to see you on my blog:)

Debra said...

Hi Melanie, I have a clock that I've been wanting to paint white, but I just haven't had the courage. Yours turned out fabulous, now it's a plan. Thanks so much for the inspiration!!
xo Debra

Carolyn@SweetChaos said...

Oh, I LOVE it! It's gorgeous. Nice job :)

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

It's just gorgeous, perfection! It was worth the wait!
i'll be featuring it on Tuesday!
XO
Kristin

Ido said...

Oh my gosh! First let me tell you that I'm very excited to have found your blog through Faded Charm, we are neighbors! well almost, I live in North Ogden. Second I love Mora clocks, I haven't been able to find one that I can afford and decided to make my own, I have the plans but that's it, just plans in my head, but I hope one day I will have my clock. Your clock is b e a u t i f u l! I'm so glad I found your blog, I have to be your follower!
Have an awesome day!
XXX Ido

victoriantailor said...

Turned out really great! Just the right amount of "shabby" Celeste, The Victorian Tailor

HomeDefined.com said...

Love it... looks so elegant!

Debra
http://homedefined.com

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Hi Melanie!
What a fabulous clock! I also love the two tone. Beautiful.
xo,
Sherry

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that clock us just stunning melanie! wow!!!! i am so glad you are back! :)

Chelsea said...

So glad you are back to blogging! Love the clock, so much envy for the fireplace mantel! You are so ambitious. Love it all!

theaccentpiece.com said...

Beautiful! love it :)

Shaunna said...

Melanie!!! This has to be my FAVORITE makeover of y'alls!!! I LOVE it! Thank you SO much for linking to my party...definitely featuring this as a favorite!
:-)
shaunna

Pamela said...

Such a beautiful clock!

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