I have the most fun transforming a piece. I thing that is what sets us apart from each other. The vision to create something out of nothing.
Over the summer I bought a vanity to paint. It was stored in the garage for months till I was ready for it. My husband was getting agitated with all the potential paint jobs lined up in "his" garage. So I decided to start clearing them out. We were moving things around when I heard a crash. The perfectly good vanity mirror came down and broke in a million pieces. I know 7 years of bad luck!! Yippee! My husband felt so bad. He started to throw everything away. Yes I could have got another mirror cut for the piece but I decided to do something different with it.
I turned the vanity base into a desk and saved the broken mirror for something special.
It sold the week it went into the window! I just changed the top knobs. Find full post HERE!
So there sat the broken mirror base. And there I sat staring at this thing wondering what to do with it!!
There were several options I came up with. I will write them down to use for another time. This one though. will transform into a clock.
I painted the base in a charcoal and grey. Then I had a piece of 1/4 inch wood cut in the diameter of the mirror to fit.
There are several ideas out there for clock faces. I wanted something different. Then a friend gave me this bee graphic that I drew in the center. I did roman numerals around it. I have to say it wasn't easy. I hand did it and working in a circle to get everything lined up was hard. I just eyed it all.
I wasn't perfect but I wanted it to look old and hand done. Then I painted it with Americana Acrylic Paint in Black.
The black was too stark so I made sure to distress it after I painted the image.
When I stepped away from it I knew it needed more depth. So I used some gesso and dry brushed it in certain areas. With watered down black I rubbed it around the front to soften the look.
Then I found the center and drilled a hole for the clock hands. I bought the largest kit Hobby Lobby had.
It keeps perfect time!! I love it! It is so different. I can't wait to wire the back and hang it. This was truly taking a mishap and turning into a treasure.
What are some of the ideas that you came up with? I would love to know!! Always look at something in a different way!
This is like a piece of art!
Let me know what you think!