Monday, April 2, 2012
Cuckoo clock make-over
There’s a certain charm to cuckoo clocks, you know? I just love them and I was fortunate to find this one at a garage sale for 5 bucks. As darling as it was, I just couldn’t leave it alone. So without further ado, here she is!
Photography by Debi Campbell
I know! I love it too! Back when I painted my girls room I bought some of those Glidden sample bottles of paint in coordinating colors for any future projects I would do. Let me tell you that they really come in handy!
Before I could dive into painting the clock I had to take it apart. I wanted to replace the hands so I bought new parts and putting new hands on meant taking everything off the back. Everything. While I had it apart, I was able to paint the bird, paint the new hands, and paint the numbers as well. I also replaced the ugly dark chains holding the acorns with white beads. Now it’s much better! This little cuckoo bird is singing a much prettier song!