*another OLD project (I can’t find the very 1st pictures of)
I found her in a store going out of business,
shoved to the side in favor of promoting — anything else. A sweet little grandfather clock and— a petite 5ft tall. I had to have it. I had to rescue it.
◊ I took the clock straight to the strippers to clean away all the grime and very dark, ugly, stain-START FRESH. I’d hoped for a mellow wood to re-stain -awe dang- nothing to get excited about. Three different woods. Oh~that’s why the really dark stain. In fairness, I did try re-staining before bailing in this makeover!
(Sorry—can’t find all my “before” pictures, but you can clearly see the discrepancy in woods.)
◊ The original finial was small and inconsequential so I changed it to one larger and more linear.
◊ The base just didn’t feel right either, it was so understated–and boring. So I cut THAT off and added architectural legs to give the whole piece a “lift!”
I liked this clock at first sight, and with current modifications, I love her even more—but something is still amiss.
Since I love the Swedish and Biedermeier furniture I see in many of my design books I hoped it might give new inspiration and nudge this project in another direction! -Nothing yet, but stay tuned!
Oh, yes—that base that didn’t seem quite right? It got re-purposed into the base of a fabulous little girl’s china cupboard I named NANCY –for my mom who loved it so much!
She sold to a children’s shop owner for display—she said! She too was crAzy about it!