Sunday, April 28, 2013

Tick Tock Faux Vintage Clock From a Ceiling Medallion

Vinyl Face Faux Vintage Clock

I’ve wanted a vintage “clock” for a while but have not wanted to pay the prices I’ve seen. I was wandering through the hardware store one day and found these ceiling medallions in the lighting section and had an aha moment.

Of course this also meant I had to try and “craftsplain” this to the lighting department guy. “No it’s not for a light fixture. I’m going to make a faux clock” . “Oh sure that was obvious!” said lighting department guy walking away looking back at the weird lady.

Portfolio Ceiling Medallion

For this project you will need:
  • 16 inch Ceiling Medallion ( I got mine at Lowes )
  • Ceiling Medallion Canopy Kit
  • Acrylic Craft paint ( I used Craftsmart black and Martha Stewart Pearl)
  • Vinyl ( I used Expressions Vinyl beige)
  • Cutting tool ( I used my Silhouette Cameo)
I started by painting my medallion black.  Since I usually go for an aged / distressed look I wasn’t particularly careful about brush strokes.

Ceiling Medallion Painted Black

Then I dry brushed it with the pearl paint. Again, not particularly careful. I changed from a foam to bristle brush for this.
Dry Brushed Ceiling Medallion

While this was drying, I laid out and cut my numbers using CoCo, my Silhouette Cameo. I did these in two rows and then once I’d applied the transfer paper, cut the numbers into separate pieces to make them easier to apply.
Faux Vintage Clock Vinyl

Positioned them where I wanted them and then went over them with a burnishing tool to apply them.

Celing Medallion Canopy

This is the canopy that usually covers the guts of the light fixture. I just glued it through the hole in the medallion. It came with a piece to plug the middle hole and I used some scrapbooking brads to plug the other two. It also came with some other pieces that will likely end up being used in jewelry. I did not attempt to craftsplain this to the Lowe’s guy.

Vintage Faux Clock Closeup

And now I have my brand new vintage faux clock!







14 comments:

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh my word, how creative and clever is this. I love it. What a huge impact for a small price. I would love for you to link this to my Inspire Me party that will go live Monday evening. I think this is totally inspiring.

www.astrollthrulife.net Hugs, Marty

Cindy Eikenberg said...

Hi Carol, saw this over at Make the Scene Monday and just LOVE it! What a fabulous idea! Thanks so much for sharing and hope you have a wonderful week. ~Cindy@littlemisscelebration.com

Michelle L. said...

Lady, you got some craftsplaining to do. How is this so gorgeous?! Love your home improvement store upcycle!

Laura / The Shed by Pet Scribbles said...

This is so darn cute! :) Love it!

Kelly said...

Beautiful project and so creative!

Kelly @ View Along the Way

marissa | Rae Gun Ramblings said...

super cute idea!

Deb Ochs-LaGrone said...

Very creative idea! Do you plan to add actual clock parts or is it just for looks? Hugs,
~Deb~
CDAC DT Member
A Look Through My Eyes

VMG206 said...

This is really cool! I love the color.
I'm visiting you today from Project Inspired. I'm co-hosting a Linky Party today and would LOVE for you to add this. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog, leave a comment and Link Up, too!
~ Megin of VMG206
Tile Photo Coasters ~ Gift Idea

Jenn "Rook No. 17" said...

Carol, your creative visions and repurposing transformations never cease to amaze me!

Jenn

Kendra Williams said...

Carol, I just so happened to come across your blog and I'm glad I have because I love this clock! So creative!I am now following you through FB and Twitter.

BeBetsy said...

Hi Carol! This is so creative and a cool idea. Love it! Thanks for sharing it on our Brag About It link party. Come back soon and share all your wonderful ideas. All the best ~ Sharon and Denise @BeBetst

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