Hickory Dickory Dock. What Should I Do With This Clock!?!

I found this pretty clock at a thrift store for $1.99 yesterday.  It was too good to pass up, but now I am not entirely sure what I should do with it!  Since it was only $2, I don’t have a problem with painting it or changing anything out.  But the cold weather has sapped my creativity, and I just can’t think of anything to do with it!

Right now it is just sitting on top of a bookcase with some Christmas decorations.

What do you think I should do with the clock?  Leave your suggestions as a comment on this post.  If you have done a clock redo on your blog, please leave the link so I can check it out!  Thanks!
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  1. says

    Well, perhaps a good stipping of the old stain is a starting point. You could gold/silver leaf the frame around the clock mechanism and the hands. Probably the pendulum, too. Hobby stores will have new clock faces if you aren't married to this one. From there, the paint or stain is up to you. It looks like it's got "good bones" as they say. Does it work?

  2. says

    It does work. In fact, the pendulum swings so fast, it's a little dizzying! For about 2 seconds, I thought I had an antique on my hands, but then I saw the "Made in China" sticker on the back. Shoot.

  3. says

    Take it apart and use the pieces. The pendulum could be jewelry. The bezel around the clock face and the crystal would be an interesting frame. Cut out the front of the box and use it as a shrine.

  4. says

    This is gorgeous as it sits! But if you don't just use it as is w/ maybe a nice sanding and stainYou can as another poster said, take it apart and use the individual components for something else crafty= Love the intricacy of the pieces.& the shell of the clock once you take all pieces apart can be painted to look like a jukebox! That is what I see with the clock shell. I can't tell if there is an actual opening at the bottom or not but if so you could put a sheet of glass in (if there isn't already and use it as a jukebox picture frame or sit a clear plastic container inside that fits the clock shell and use it as a candy holder – you can see the candy through the window… something like that.

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