Family Room Clock Makeover

I love clocks. The bigger, the better. About a year ago I found a large wall clock on sale (half price) at The Little Traveler. The finish was a little too dark for my taste so I lightened it up with Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.

This is what the clock looks like today.
This is what it looked like when I brought it home from The Little Traveler.
Nothing wrong with the color … I simply decided I wanted a lighter shade.
I’m going for a softer palette in the family room, so I think the lighter finish fits better.

I brought in another bamboo floor mat for this room.
They wear extremely well, which is great if you have pets or small children.
But I digress …
 Back to the clock. I brushed on a coat of Paris Gray Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.
After it dried I used a dry brush and applied Old White (also ASCP).
Once the paint dried, I applied clear wax all over.
I followed up with touches of dark wax for a more distressed look.
The entire process took less than 3 hours, and that includes drying time.
See that cabinet in the corner? That’s my next ASCP makeover.
I’ll be using Pure White and adding some appliques.
I hope to get it done this weekend. Time will tell!

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  1. I really like the new color. The face of the clock blends well with the piece you have on the side wall. Very nice! (Thx for stopping by BTW)

  2. Great job on the clock.

  3. Can I just say FLIPPIN’ FANTASTIC!! What a difference & I love it!

  4. The clock came out great! So cool!1!

  5. What a difference it turned out great!

  6. Love, love, love it! It’s so much better in white! I also love the mats, wherever did you get them? I’ve been thinking about changing over from oriental rugs (need to be replaced soon) to some sort of natural floor covering, bamboo, sisal, etc. Yours are gorgeous.


  7. The clock is fabulous! Nice job! Bonnie

  8. Love it Jennifer! You’re family room looks so cozy. That’s a really great piece you are using for your coffee table too!!

  9. I love this clock. Great job!!


  10. Love your clock makeover.Can’t wait to see what you do with your cabinet.

  11. I can see why you chose to go with a lighter shade. It works perfectly with your room. Nice job. I really must try ASCP.
    Hope you’re having a great week.

  12. I love everything about this room especially the fun pillows.

  13. I agree about wall clocks, the bigger the better. Love the new color and await your cabinet transformation. I’ve got one in my living room waiting to be welcomed into the ASCP world.

  14. Love the clock make over….goes well with your decor. Tell me a little about those wood floors. Did I miss a post on them? Gorgeous!

  15. Jennifer!!! Fabulous job on your clock! It’s absolutely beautiful with that lighter shade on it! Where would we be without ASCP, anyway…? lol! Can hardly wait to see how that cabinet turns out, girlie! 🙂

    xoxo laurie

  16. Amazing job! I would love for you to link up to my Linky Party via:

    Mrs. Delightful

  17. I really like the whole room and the clock adds so much pop and charm.
    Mary Alice

  18. So lovely!
    The clock looks great 🙂

    Greetings from Australia♥

  19. Looks so much better with it’s coat. Love what you’ve done with it. Thanks for sharing, liz

  20. Great job on the clock, and I know the cabinet will be wonderful with its new look too.

  21. Love that clock! I have been looking for a big clock like that too, and I love what you did with it.

  22. Very nice clock…love your entire room as well….fun to see!!

  23. I love what you did to the clock, it looks lovely with your color palette now. Thanks so much for your great comment on my blog and the heads up on being featured on the Italian blog….I had no idea. How even more special that I found you too. Just love that about blogging.

  24. great job on your clock! i LOVE chalk paint and funny thing, as i was reading along in your post, i thought your cabinet would look great painted too, and then i read that you had planned on that…i am sure it will look great!

  25. Wow I love the updated look. What a difference it made. And now fits in your Family Room perfectly. Kudos!

  26. Hi Jennifer,

    The clock looks wonderful! Nice update to your pretty family room.


  27. Your house is really coming together! Looks like a cute little vintage/chic cottage house! Loving the new style Mom!

  28. Looks PERFECT with our decor! thanks so much for linking up at I Gotta Create! <3 Christina

  29. Love this post. The lighter paint was a perfect choice. What a great job you did! Thanks for sharing on Simple & Sweet Fridays.


  30. Hi Jennifer, love your style and this gorgeous room and clock! It all looks like it came out of a magazine shoot. I’ll be featuring this post on Vintage Inspiration tomorrow afternoon. thanks so much for linking up to the party!

  31. Beautiful! Thank you for joining me at Home Sweet Home!

  32. Tht is just stunning!
    I would love if you stopped by my party to link up!
    I would love to have you there!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  33. What an amazing clock! Perfect size; you did a great job!:)

  34. Lovely! In fact, I love the whole room… so comfy, yet elegant!

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