Tuesday, December 4, 2012

Visions of Sugar Plums Day 2: Altered Clock Project



I am so proud to be participating in the Visions of Sugar Plums 2012 blog hop!

Throughout the week, those that are participating in this hop will be sharing, crafts, recipes, traditions, tips, and wonderful, wonderful prizes. 

Check out all these participating peeps.

Lor
Lisa 
Mitra (you are here!)

The prizes are EASY to win, you just need  to comment on each blog posting that day - each comment counts as an entry into the giveaways.  Winner will be announced the day after on Lisa's and Lori's blog. Almost INSTANT gratification! Here are the giveaways for today!

Giveaways:  1 set of choice -  Moonlighting byMary
1 set of choice - Iralamija 
          1 set of choice - Paper Sweeties 

And this project I am posting today was made especially for this week long blog hop!


I wanted to you show you a project where I combined something recycled with a new item and completely changed it up with paper blooms!

So, the black house part you see was previously hanging with a different clock in my friend's house. It was stained pine and in the pocket at the bottom, there were pine cones. She got tired of it, so passed it along.

I liked it, but I thought it needed a new coat of paint, some distressing, and a new clock. 

I sprayed it black and then distressed the edges with a sander.

The clock itself was purchased at Walmart for around $10. It originally came with a metallic frame, but I carefully took the clock apart to repaint that a patina green. It was pretty the way it was, but there wasn't enough contrast against the black paint.


I then reassembled it and added some rolled roses I made and glittered up. 


These hybrid type projects really make me happy. You then have something very original, recycle something, and also personalize it!

Happy Hopping and thanks for stopping in!

Mitra


24 comments:

  1. Wow, this is stunning!! Love what you have added to make it a gorgeous clock!! HUgsxx

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  2. Mitra this clock is just GORGEOUS! I love what you have done with it! xx

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  3. WOW, WOW, WOW, This is Stunning.. Beautiful clock... the attention to detail is AmAzing... Loving this hop to visit all the wonderful makes... Thank you for the inspiration... Hugs May x x x

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  4. My word this is so good! I love the roses, and painting the frame green is genius.. looks wonderful.. very clever girl!!

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  5. I do love altered things. Double pleasure at reusing something no longer wanted and acquiring something new and beautiful....this is a great example of just that :-)

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  6. Wowzers! That looks amazing! Your gorgeous flowers only enhance the already wonderful clock! Ira x
    irascreacorner.blogspot.nl

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  7. Love your altered clock - the clock face is one of hte loveliest I've seen, and you've given it a wonderful new lease of life: absolutely gorgeous embellishing!
    Alison x

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  8. This is amazing! Altered stuff is so great and you have done a wonderful job here! Well done! xxx

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  9. Oh my thanks for sharing this amazing stunning project. Beautiful.

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  10. It makes me very happy too Mitra and I couldn't help but become a follower. This trash to treasure clock is gorgeous and I adore those roses. Well done! Hugs

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  11. Mitra - this is fabulous!!! Just amazing - love all the blooms - this clock is beautiful. Happy Visions of Sugarplums!

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  12. Absolutely gorgeous! A beautiful transformation!

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  13. This is really lovely. You've truely made it special!

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  14. Fabulous! I love this and all those gorgeous flowers!

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  15. Beautiful clock!!!
    Huggies & Sweet Blessings ~
    Sharron♥

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  16. oh holy smokes this is just divine!

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  17. WOW! This is so stunning It's probably one of the best recycle projects I have ever seen. You should be very proud of this. :-)

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  18. OMG-I LOVE it! It's AMAZING!

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  19. Pictures are amazing but I imagine it looks even more exotic in person! I see the black in here and assume it looks fantastic with your newly remodeled craft room furniture??? :)
    Beautiful work and judging by the comments here, you are the Queen of this art!!

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  20. I want it back now! Thanks :-)

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  21. Amazing!! They look totally fabulous!!!

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  22. I just love the contrast and the classic feel of it- so beautiful!Gretchen

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  23. This is such a wonderful piece! I love the flowers and the whole thing is just amazing!

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