Friday, January 7, 2011

Tick Tock what to do?

What to do ~ what to do.  I keep looking at my clock (which I don't really like).  I need your help ~

I want to paint this clock.  Mr. Vintage keeps looking at me.  He finally said "Go ahead paint the clock...but not pink"..(I LOVE pink). 

So... Should I paint the clock Antique White?

Tell me what you think ~ I can't wait to hear from you.  I need some direction ;-)


  1. Hi,

    I came here from Donna's blog...I have a clock almost identical to yours. I know I am going out on a limb here... but personally I wouldn't paint it I would put it away for a while and eventually you will find the right place for it in it's natural state. Actually, I guess that's not what you wanted to hear.(-: Incidentally, I love pink too and use it just about everywhere in my house and garden.

  2. Marianne,
    I love your clock and wouldn't paint it. Maybe it needs some cleaning to bring some sparkle and shine back to it? Try this link for some helpful hints on giving new life to wood. if that doesn't do it for you then paint it!

  3. It's hard to say w/o see the rest of the room. It looks like the pretty florals would show up better with paint and some glaze. That's so funny that your husband said "not pink"!

  4. Maybe you could sell the clock and get something you really LIKE! Or paint it red or white...I would probably paint it white as I love the cottage look!
    Have fun!!!

  5. Antique white is what came to my mind first when reading your words on painting the pretty clock. I would go for it!
    Have a happy happy weekend, Marianne xxx

  6. Marianne,
    I love your blog, thanks so much for commenting on mine so that I can come over and visit you!
    I say paint it antique white, if you don't you will wish you had.
    Hugs, Cindy

  7. I say antique or cottage white would be gorgeous too! I'm dying laughing because my husband would say the exact same thing about painting it pink. :) I love your blog and I am so happy to have found it. I am your newest follower and hope you will pop over and visit often.

  8. Hello Princess: Yes,yes, and yes, paint it. I do agree with you about not painting it pink though. Love Ya
    Princess Peach

  9. I have a clock just like this one! Ours is a J. Fortgens & Zoon made in Haarlem, Amsterdam. I think of it as a beautiful antique. It would be hard for me to paint something like this.....but I know the feeling.

    I'm happy to have found your blog!


  10. I see lots of pretty antique white distressed furniture, etc...but I can't make myself paint wood with a great finish! My question would it an old family piece? Will you be mad at yourself in a few years? I understand your hesitation! But if you really hate it...go for it! Hope you are warm and cozy today!...hugs...Debbie

  11. It's a pretty clock, and I think you've already received a lot of great advice. Perhaps if you shared a pic of the room that it's in, we could be of more help.

  12. So nice to 'meet' you, Marianne :)
    Thanks for stopping by .. yes, snuggling with the kitties as soon as I sign out!
    Love your clock .. I almost always vote for white! And since this is dark, it will distress really well .. but that's just me.
    Have a LoVeLY Sunday~

  13. Yes, I would love to see where it would be going...white is always good, but creamy, stark, glazed.....what to do?

  14. Oh Marianne,
    I think it would look beautiful painted antique white. I think the applique/carving at the top would just pop. Can't wait to see what you do with it. Have a wonderful and creative new week.

    Hugs and Kisses,

  15. Yep paint it. Antique white sounds perfect. Maybe even distress a bit to make the lines stand out better. I think it will be a major improvement. But then again I am a deep and devoted lover of all things white :-)

  16. Marianne, your clock is kind of antique reproduction furniture, so the good color match with is dark mahogany or coffee mahogany mat. Nice to visit your blog.

    Indonesia Furniture

  17. great to picture it in white with a shabby finish..
    welcome to blogging :) tea is on at FHC with another Anne fan ...