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Friday, August 15, 2014

Vintage Clock Case shelf for clocks

It's all in the numbers:

My new local friend and blogging buddy, Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction and I shop the same Thrift store ... and showed up at the grand re-opening, #1 and #2 in line.
Both of us were looking at the vintage chairs priced at $8.00 each.

For her, it was love at first sight, but for me, not so much. She wanted two and I could have used four, but with only five chairs ... the numbers did not work out. Over the grumbling of a little old man who wanted all five of them ... with a sweet smile and firm words, she got her two $8.00 chairs. 
see what she did to them HERE...Cecilia @ My Thrift Store Addiction.

I went about looking at another item I had gone there to see. A large number of vintage clocks had been donated by a clock collector ... most of which were pieces or clocks that did not work. I was hoping they had been marked down and they had. I have always wanted to paint one of the old clock cases just for display.  This one was just a case, in fair condition with some missing decorations and old repairs with different woods.  $14.00.

  I had a round flat decoration that I could add to the middle section. The shadow on the wood shows what was there before. This is nothing like what was there, but I thought it would work.

Cleaned it up, painted the back and stenciled numbers.

glued some boards together to make the shelves. 

numbered the shelves ....

painted, stained and waxed ...

perfect to display vintage clocks ... 

add clock keys and a sweet little bird ...

or small silver collections and display with your vintage treasures.

Linking to: 


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  1. This may be my favorite of all your projects. I have a special love for clock cases. My grandfather was a jeweler who specialized in restoring clocks. I always had a clock case to make into doll house. I love that you turned yours into a house for vintage clocks! Beautiful, Audrey!

  2. AAAAH! I LOVE this project! The clock case was very cool, and your added embellishment looks like it was there all the time. I think it's pretty cool that an old clock case is now home for 3 vintage clocks, too! I've been shopping for vintage clocks, but NEVER find them. EVER. And I always look. I think I'll have to upgrade to an antique store to find them...

  3. {{{ AUDREY }}}...THIS is wonderful. How in the world do you come up with such great ideas. I tell you, girlfriend, if ever you want to sell that case, please let me know....I love it. You are so smart...and so talented.

  4. Audrey, you are so clever! What a transformation! Love the lighter shades, the stenciled numbers and the new use! Wow! Thanks for mentioning my chairs :)

  5. Audrey, you are so fun to visit! This clock case is fabulous!! I love, love, love how you transformed're amazing!!
    Mary Alice

  6. Her $8 chairs turned out so lovely and your display case really a nice idea. I never would have thought of that! LOL Nancy

  7. $8.00 for those chairs was a steal!! But I absolutely love what you created. That display case is so charming!!!
    Thanks so much for stopping by, Audrey and for all your kind words!!


  8. Your clock display case is absolutely gorgeous and makes my heart melt! I love how you redid it and made it such a beauty! I am with you about the chairs but I bet she makes them just gorgeous. Don't you just love thrift stores!

  9. What a great redo!!! Love love it! And it's so perfect with those cute clocks inside! :) Happy weekend!! xo Holly

  10. Audrey...This is my second visit to check out your clever and lovely creation! You're awesome, girl. So glad you came to Revisionary Life Thrifty Life Thursday Linky! Have a great Thursday. :)

  11. You out did yourself on that clock!! WOW
    you turned it into an adorable shelf . I just love it
    It's fantastic TALENTED GAL YOU ARE

  12. This is so cool, Audrey! I love your little clock house! I use of the numbers is so clever, too.
    Love it!


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