Monday, February 1, 2010

More clock shadowboxes......

First of all....I just want to thank all my blog friends for your kind comments!!! I can't tell you how much you are appreciated, and I was really inspired to get back to work and just press on.....doing what I love to do. Your encouragement and support is amazing!!

This week I have been working on some small projects (since the weather is not cooperating for the outdoor projects) like these clock housings......I love how nice a transition they make into shadowboxes.....


I paint them black and then sand, and stain wax them for a rich finish. This one has the original decorated/wavy glass. So many different keepsakes can be displayed in these.....and they look great on the mantle.


I put an enlarged vintage European travel photograph in the back of this clock, and added a little fence to the back of the door for a funky detail since the glass was broken....

14 comments:

Outofmymind said...

Can I go junking with you. I can NEVER find great stuff like the clocks. I ADORE the one with the baby pic in it. But I will keep looking. Thanx for always inspiring me. Kelli Hansen

laurie @ bargain hunting said...

Oh, those are so neat! How clever you are. laurie

Annesphamily said...

I had a really bad day today! But your post made me smile then I cried. My dad had a beautiful old clock like these and it was painted the most awful army green! I had a friend many,many years ago who ran a clock repair shop with his dad. He was going to fix it for me,make it run again and then I was going to restore it. Unfortunately, my dad decided I should take the clock back from my frined before it was stolen or worse. My dad passed away in 1985 and my mom in 2001. I am not sure where all those treasures including that beautiful clock went. So it made me sad but happy that you can restore something into such a timeless beautiful piece. Tnaks for sharing. I am new to your blog but I am loving it a lot! Thank you.

Sea Witch said...

I agree with outofmymind, I want to gojunking with you too. I would love to get a few of these clock cases. Sea Witch

Sherrie said...

Just adding the fence to the photo, absolutely brilliant.

bikim said...

GREAT IDEA! GREAT JOB!
HAPPY DAY!
ROSA

sassytrash said...

NOTE: I bought the clocks from a clock restorer (they weren't cheap!) who had gutted them for other restorations. They were all discarded in a back storage area, and I hated to see them go unused.

Eileen said...

I just want to say I LOVE YOUR BLOG!! I am pretty new to reading in the blog world. I love all the tresures you create, and I was sad to read your last blog"Just thinking". I know we all feel like that from time to time. Staying true to ourselves is what is going to make us happy. You are doing that, and MAKING US HAPPY TOO!! Love these clocks, and EVERYTHING you make. Thanks for making our day! Eileen

eileen said...

I am new to your blog, and I just want to say, I LOVE IT! You are a very inspring person to me. I was sad to read the last post "Just Thinking". I am pretty sure we all have felt that way at one time or another. I am glad to see that you are moving on. We must do what we need to do. I myself just had a GPS(among other stuff)stolen out of my car and just because I would never DREAM of taking what is not mine from someone else, that did not stop this person. But I felt real synical about alot of things for a few days. So, I went out and got a new GPS, called ADT security cause my home address was in the GPS, and found your BLOG
:-) I am so inspired by you, and wanted you to know that. Have a GREAT day!

junkdreams said...

What a wonderfully unique idea...I have put pictures in vintage clocks, but I love your idea of using them as shadow boxes.
In reference to your earlier post...please don't let the downers in life ruin a good thing for you...I enjoy your blog and would be so disappointed if you stopped blogging!
Happy day.
xojanis

lifespassion said...

Those are BEAUTIFUL! I've seen clock cases made into lovely shelves, too, but they are expensive and hard to find in our area. Great job! Always something new and wonderful on blogs!

time-worn interiors said...

I love your new creations!
TOT

junkermidge said...

Those are amazingly beautiful! I have never seen anything like that.
Midge

Sue (Vintage Rescue) said...

I love these sooooo much! I've got about 20 clock casings and have been mulling what to do with them. NOW I KNOW! Are you selling these online? They're amazing! I've been following you for a long time and am enviously drooling over your inventiveness. WE all do a lot of repurposing, but you take it to the next level. Thanks for sharing! XOX