Have you seen JDL’s Issue #5? As always, inspiration abounds. I was especially inspired by their “Wall Clocks-Turned-Shadowbox” feature. So lovely! I decided to try my hand at one of my own. This clock has been sitting in storage for quite some time now. I removed the back and all the internal components. Easy peasy as the clock face is actually a thick piece of cardboard and it was stapled to the clock frame. Needle-nose pliers did the trick!
I then painted it with my new favorite color by Valspar called “Metropolis.” It’s a beautiful “blue grey.” Don't worry about the paint on the glass, just use a razor blade to remove it. Of course, you could always use painters tape and skip the razor blade part.
Here’s what it looked like after I painted it. I thought it needed a little something “extra” so....
...I dug this old curtain pinback out of my studio stash....
....the pin in the back made it easy to gently hammer it into the wood frame. It too got a quick coat of paint and...
I decided not to add a backing to the frame so I can easily change out the vignette.
I love how it turned out.
Check out Issue #5 of JDL for more inspiration!
Disclaimer: JDL did not pay or reimburse me in any way for this “plug.”
I just love the magazine.