Thursday, November 4, 2010


TAG ..... I'm it!
I've been tagged by my blogging buddy ~ Cindy from Design Love!

This is a beautiful "old" oil painting on canvas.  I purchased it this summer for $5.00 and I love everything about it!  It now hangs in the master bedroom.

I Believe!  I just picked up this sweet little treasure yesterday so it qualifies for my something "New".  She's a petite snowWOMAN holding a glitter banner and waving her star-tipped wand!

She's from the "Vintage Collections" line by Bethany Lowe ~ an artist who designs and creates vintage-style folk art collectibles.

Oh yeah ... check these out!  And there's a couple more stacks where these came from!  How's this for "Neighbourly"!

My darling peep from across the street shares the same interests as I do, including an addiction to magazines!  We swap & share constantly and as this is my newest batch, they certainly qualify for "Borrowed" (maybe)!!!  Although I always intend to "Borrow" from Doreen, the odd magazine gets 'eaten' by one of the dogs (lol)!

I'm going to share my blue painted grandfather clock.  This is how the clock looked when I purchased it from Craigslist.  Faux oak wood, shiny brass weights and pendulum.  It wasn't a 'real' grandfather clock but a cheap knockoff that retails for a few hundred dollars.
And here it is now!  I took out the glass and replaced it with wire, which I aged with 'rust' coloured paint.  I also removed the weights because they didn't really work, they were just hanging there for show and I really wanted the pendulum to stand out.  I sprayed the brass pendulum gloss black along with the knob on the case and I wallpapered the interior of the case with a french inspired wallpaper.  I painted the entire clock a grey-blue shade and then applied a glaze over top.

Well ... this has been fun!  If you've never visited Cindy's Blog ~ DesignLove ~ you should go have a look!  Her ability to design is incredible and she is married to one of the handiest hubbies I've seen in Blogland!  They make a dynamic duo!  Thanks Cindy for playing tag with me!

Cheers ~ Lisa~


  1. Hey Lisa- love your tag post!!! I have to tell you- I have a faux antique clock soo similar to yours!! It is wood and has a darker finish but I have been wanting to paint it for years!!! I am sooo doing it now!!! LOVE your clock!!! Thanks for the inspiration! :)

  2. I love your clock! What an amazing transformation, and something I would never have imagined could be done. I really like the vintage look of the new clock face!


  3. Lisa this turned out beautiful!so much more interesting now!
    you did an awesome job.
    have a great night.

  4. Well, for starters... love what you did with the clock. Of course the oil painting is fabulous and I wouldn't have passed up that little snow person either!

    I have to say, I have that same issue of Country Gardens...

    PS... it's going to be a rental :)

  5. Love the clock, you did an amazing transformation there! I am drooling over that $5 painting too!

  6. Lisa!

    You did a great post!Thanks for playing Tag with me!Your items are amazing. I love the oil painting, so beautiful! The clock is unbelievable, simply gorgeous! OMG!!!!!

    Thanks for the nice words too, you are so sweet!
    I knew you'd be into playing this game! Now, your turn to tag your friends.


  7. That painting for $5 was a steal! How beautiful. Love the vintage Christmas decoration. You can never have too much glitter at Christmas time! You did a great job on the clock. It looks almost Scandinavian now. Very nice! Have a great weekend.

  8. I SO love what you did with your clock! It looks absolutely amazing!!! What did you do to give the face that aged look? The oil painting is beautiful, too!

  9. The clock looks great! What a nice re-do. Your magazine stack is a little bit envy inducing too.

  10. Lisa-
    Your choices are lovely.
    How much fun!
    Thank you so much for your kind comment on my blog.
    It means the world to me-

    White Spray Paint

  11. what a FAB clock redo! and the pink painting ~ gorgeous!
    thx for sharing your creativity with us :)
    Happy PS too ...

  12. Hi Lisa, Can I have your clock? It's awesome! I talked a friend into buying one (I think it was just like yours) and we planned to paint it but never got around to it. I'm going to show her yours so she can see what a difference it makes! You did a great job. I love all your changes -- the color, the wire (would not have thought of that), the wallpaper (or that) and removing the weights. Really awesome!

  13. Lisa your clock turned out fantastic! I wish I had some of your talent!


  14. Hi Lisa, love your post, the clock is beautiful..thank you so much for stopping by and saying hi...Have a blessed weekend!


  15. Can you tell us newbie's how to get tagged? Thank you

  16. Your clock looks amazing!
    Have a lovely weekend.
    Back Porch Blessings,

  17. Oh, love your clock, Lisa! What a lovely job you did. Have a wonderful weekend.


  18. Dear Anonymous ~ Thank you for your visit! I would be happy to tag you if you provide me with some contact information. Lisa

  19. Lisa,
    The rose painting is amazing and only $5.00?!! Wow. Thank you so much for showing how you "fixed" the clock. I have walked by some and wondered if I ever could do it. You made it so beautiful, what talent you have.

  20. What great items! I am VERY impressed with you clock! You did a great job!

  21. I am "feeling the love" of your beautiful old clock. Your blog is one of my favorites.

    Love and Blessings,

  22. That clock is out of a magazine! I usually have a vision, but never even thought a grandfather clock could look so shabby chic. That piece is phenominal!

  23. Lisa
    What an amazing Christmas giveaway. I love your blog! Thanks for taking a peak at mine and the comment. "I finally got it together" and I am looking forward to blogging. Lorrie


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