Did you know that you can create a beautiful Gallery Wall from thrift store clocks for a fraction of the price? When I see something that I know I can create from items found at the Thrift Store, I get so excited, and I can’t wait to hit the Thrift Stores to find it. I go into the stores, and I see all the beautiful clocks that are made to look weathered and old, and I realize that I can find some old clocks that look like junk at the Thrift Store, and I can paint them for a major fraction of the price. Actually, I know that it will cost me less than the price of one clock. I paid under $20 for all the clocks on my wall together.
I love the way my husband thinks about finances, and he has always said, “If you save your pennies, you will have your dollars.” I have found this to be true in life. If I don’t waste money on a lot of little things, I have money saved to be able to buy big things. There are so many big things I want, like a boat or to travel, so I try to get the things I want for my home to be pretty for as little as possible.
When shopping for the clocks, all you need to do is look at the face and the shape of the clock. The wood or plastic can be repainted. I keep a pretty good supply of the small bottles of acrylic paint. If you have bronze, brown, black, white, gray, silver and gold, you can do wonders with a clock.
I try to copy the clocks in the stores, and I play around with the paint colors. You can always paint over it.
You do not need to tape the glass because if you get paint on glass, it will scrape off with a razor or even you fingernail.
Rub sandpaper over the edges for a distressed look.
Did you know that you do not need to wash your brush every time you take a break? You can store your brush in a airtight baggie for several hours, and your brush will stay wet and will not harden. You can also do this when you are painting your walls with your brushes and paint rollers.
I kept a few clocks as is, I painted one with gray chalk paint, and I applied brown paint randomly on one. Just play around and have fun. It doesn’t have to be perfect. Trust me, anyone can make a gallery wall with thrift store clocks.
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