Hey, it’s Kortnie with Ioka lane Boutique. I’ve been pretty excited about this clock since I got it. Who wouldn’t?
We’ve been in our house for a year now and word has spread that I
hoard furniture, collect junk, dumpster dive(there might be a picture on FB of that) paint furniture. My neighbor, Sommer sent me this picture and asked if I wanted it. FOR FREEEEEEEE!
Um……YES!! I want it! The pendulum was missing and her whole midsection kind of swayed but it was nothing I was too discouraged by. Sommer said “I’m done with it, so I figured I’d bring it to you to work your magic on it” HA!
I looked all over for pendulums but finally decided I didn’t even want one. I was just going to add shelves and put some fun trinkets behind it. I used my kreg jig and scraps from my scrap pile to put the shelves in.
After they were screwed in, I sanded it and calked around the edges.
Once the shelves were in, I had to fix the sway but that was done by attaching the back panel to the shelves with a couple screws, the hardest part was really just figuring out why it was swaying.
Next up, paint! (That’s the magic!!)
I used Notre Dame (a sample I already had in my paint cabinet) by Valspar but used a recipe for homemade chalk paint. It covered like a dream but It left it pretty gritty. I sanded it smooth with a 400 grit sandpaper. After that I took my sander with 220 grit to a couple places I wanted wood to show through. Then I glazed it with white glaze.
For being FREE, what do you think?