Is it really day #13?? How did we get here so fast? March is flying by! Not to worry though , I still have 18 more fantastic thrifty makeovers on their way! 🙂
Let’s get to today’s makeover…this clock from the heart of the 80’s. This was a staple in 80’s décor:
Mine was navy blue, and I loved it. When I came across this one at the thrift store, I saw past the clock and instead envisioned it as a cool cabinet. I told you the other day I rarely pass up little cabinets since they are great sellers. I included a few affiliate links in this post so you can easily find the products I love too. Read my full Disclosure here.
Here is how I reimagined this one:
Cool, huh? The inside is where all the pretty is hiding…
Tada! I removed the original backing, all the clock parts, and the glass from both doors. Then I painted the whole piece in Behr’s Sparrow made into chalk paint.
The glass was replaced with this wire mesh we had leftover from a previous home reno project. I’ve used it on a couple of other projects like this DIY Spice Rack. We purchased ours online but I could not locate the exact one. I did find this option online and that retailer has a few options to choose from at a reasonable price. Grab a pair of tin snips while you’re there if you don’t have a pair already.
After I cut the metal panels to fit, I spray painted them with Rustoleum spray paint. The cabinet and the panels were sanded with 150-220 grit sandpaper. The cabinet was then dry-brushed for a little dimension and sealed with Annie Sloan’s clear soft wax.
The panels were reinserted and held in place using one of my favorite tools, my Logan point driver.
I covered the backing with this pretty paper I found on clearance at Michaels, adhering it using this spray adhesive.
I put my cosmetics in here for the photo ( the pretty looking ones, not the old dusty lip gloss smeared ones), and I think it works so perfectly for this purpose!
Or to hold a few wash cloths…
(I don’t let my hubby use these or the aqua ones like…I tell him they are my props! No using the props! 😀 )
Do you remember this basket I made over as one of my Flea Market Swap makeovers last year? Take a peek HERE at what it looked like before, and how easy it was to recover.
It’s perfect to hold my nail polishes…
The final step in this makeover was adding the hardware. I found both the knob and the handle in my stash. They were updated with white spray paint as well.
And that’s how I reimagined a clock cabinet straight out of 1988.
If you still own a clock like this, I don’t blame you. It was really hard to part with mine too.
I’ll be back tomorrow sharing what I did with this little metal holder:
UPDATE: You can see it HERE now!
If you missed any of my March Madness makeovers so far, here are the first 12:
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