This post was originally posted several years ago, but it’s a timeless classic and could easily be done with old clocks from thrift stores, etc.
I had this old clock, that I LOVED but the clock was dying a slowwwwww death. The company I bought it from has long gone out of business. I thought about finding a replacement clock to fit in the space, but then I had a better idea!
This is what we started with:
Red and White to change it up a bit:
Then some stenciling in my favorite language (that I faux speak)
I also used my favorite dark wax. I use this sometimes instead of glaze because it gives a good (grimy?) for lack of a better word, look, plus it is easier to control
Take a cheapo plain mirror (it was on clearance for $2.99!!!)
And antique it, for directions to this process, go here
I also added a bit of the same wax to the parts of the mirror I antiqued.
Voila! A new mirror and a new life for a clock that had run out of time.Â
This is not a literal translation, but then my husband can tell you our house is full of French grammatical errors.