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. 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.


  2. 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.

  3. 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!

  4. 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

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. 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!