Monday, March 7, 2011

Shabby Chic Cuckoo Clock

I've been wanting to alter a cuckoo clock . . .

 . . . paint it white

use real pine (spruce) cones

and give it a dusting of snow with 
white and silver German glass glitter


We used a non-working cuckoo clock we found at an antique store.

Let me know what you think.
I'm selling this one in my etsy shop.

Hope you all have a lovely week!
~ Julie

Today I'm linking with these wonderful blog parties:


  1. Hi Julie,
    I came over here on Firefox so I could leave you a I love your precious clock!!! It is adorable in shabby chic--how clever! Woo hoo!

    I just became a member of the design team at Dezinaworld and have been on a whirlwind designing frenzy this weekend...I hope you'll swing over on Saturday to see what I made...I won't post it til then...

    I hope you're having a great day!!!

  2. I cannot believe the transformation of this clock!!
    I have never been a huge fan of the colours of the cuckoo clock but now I like it!!
    Great job!!

  3. Hi Julie, your clock came out beautiful! I'm now tempted to paint my working cuckoo clock!

  4. My grandmother had a cuckoo clock and all of us grandchildren were just crazy about it! it came from Germany and was a family treasure for a long time.
    Yours turned out fabulously!

  5. Hi Julie - So nice! I always thought the dark wood of cuckoo clocks made them sort of dismal but your re-do has sure put that idea to rest!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and your kind comment. I'm (slowly!) finding my way.

    I'm looking forward to knowing you better! Enjoy a creative, happy week... Karen

  6. Hi Julie ~ I think your clock is absolutely GORGEOUS! I have ALWAYS wanted a cockoo clock and have a friend that brought one back from Germany. Her clock always intrigues me with its bells and whistles! Yours looks so beautiful all shabbied up!

  7. I'm pretty sure that's a Black Forest clock. Lucky you to have found one in good shape.

  8. Wow - what a darling idea! My dad collects coo coo clocks - yours is just too cute for words! xoox

  9. Julie,
    I LOVE this! My husband has an old cockoo clock and I would never let him hang it but if he will let me shabby it up, I'm going to try this. Thanks for sharing,

  10. Love the cuckoo clock. What a great idea...really cute!

  11. So much better. This one stands out from anything I've ever seen. I love the glitter on top, what a perfect touch.

  12. The clock reminds me of my grandmother! I love it!
    Thanks for linking!

  13. How beautiful! I collect clocks, and I have a few cuckoo clocks among them. Although I'll probably never paint them, I have to admit I'm tempted now. I'd love for you to pay me a visit. Have a wonderful day.

  14. I have been looking all over for a cuckoo. I LOVE this! You did such a great job!!

  15. What a brilliant idea! It looks awesome. Well done for thinking of this idea - and for putting it into practice so beautifully too!



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