Hello beautiful friends!! I’ve got an 80’s clock repurposed into the sweetest cabinet to share with y’all for today’s Trash-to-Treasure party! I’m also being joined by four of my favorite blogging buddies who are also sharing trash-to-treasure makeovers! I’ll link to their projects at the bottom!
80’s Clock Repurposed
Let’s get to that clock! Everyone who had the country look in their homes (including yours truly) had a clock similar to this in the 80’s:
Mine was navy blue.
Maybe you still have one hanging around? The tell-tale hearts say it all.
This one was priced at $8.25, but with a full punch card, I got it for $6.50.
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This clock had a weird half circle thing on top that I removed first. Then I took a hammer to the clock part to whack it out of that top cubby since it was sandwiched in there real good:
I wish I would have saved those clock parts, but too late!
Next, I filled all the nail holes with Dixie Mud:
I sanded them smooth once they were dry with 220 grit sandpaper wrapped around a sanding sponge:
This just makes the sandpaper easier to handle.
Neither of the doors had any kind of glass in them, so I decided to cut door panels out of hardboard I had in the garage. It’s just pegboard without the holes that I keep on hand for chalk boards.
For this piece, I chose Sea Glass from the chalk mineral paint line and painted everything in this gorgeous coastal green/blue:
I also cut a new backing out of bead board that isn’t pictured, but it got painted in Sea Glass also.
It took two coats for solid coverage.
I decided to do some blending on the door panels by adding a bit of Fluff to the inside of each:
I gave it a good spritz of water with my continuous mist spray bottle:
And then used my brush to blend the colors together to blur the lines. I swapped back and forth between brushes until I got a look I was happy with:
Once the door panels were dry, I added them to the door frames. I used the existing points that held the previous door panel in place, plus I added a few more points with my Logan point driver to secure the new doors.
Adding a transfer
I decided to embellish the fronts of the doors on this piece with this gorgeous Mystic Hydrangea mini transfer from Redesign:
If you’ve been with me for a while, you know I love hydrangeas! I couldn’t wait to find a piece to use this transfer on!
These smaller sheets of transfers are 6″ x 12″ and there are three sheets of designs in each pack, perfect for smaller projects, and at $12.99, they are easier on the budget too!
See all the transfers I have available in my shop HERE!
There are over 30 of this smaller size to choose from.
I cut all the flowers apart to start and then laid them out how I liked. I started adding them one by one, layering them to get the look I wanted:
As you can see, I went right up an over the edges of the door frame. You can cut these apart at those places to make them easier to apply.
I applied the wax with my La Petite brush:
This brush is a bit smaller and fits into those tighter areas a bit better than the Best Dang Brush that I like to use on larger pieces.
I then buffed away any excess wax with a clean, soft cloth:
Here is this 80’s clock repurposed into the sweetest mini cabinet!
Blending in a bit of Fluff to the center panels adds a bit of depth…
I just love this transfer against the Sea Glass!
The butterfly was left over from another transfer.
The original knobs were swapped out with these dainty glass ones from Hobby Lobby:
To cut the backs of them to fit, I used this rotary tool from Black and Decker:
It comes with several accessories, but I had to purchase the metal cutting wheel separately. Be sure to use extreme caution with this tool!
The new bead board backing I added with small finishing nails finished this piece off perfectly!
For the backs of the doors, I added this pretty, coordinating fabric with Mod Podge:
And that’s another project complete from my brand new haul!
If you missed the first three projects from this haul, you can find them below:
Visit my friends’ Trash-to-Treasure Tuesday makeovers at the links below!
Want even more Trash-to-Treasure Inspo??
See all the befores and afters from this series in one place HERE! They date all the way back to 2016!
I’ll be back on Thursday with another dated gem:
I hope to see y’all back here then!
UPDATE: See how sweet this shelf looks now HERE!
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