For those of you that follow me on Instagram, you have already seen some of this.
This photo shows the shelves and the refinished desk chair. I also painted one of the grandfather clocks black. It was green when I found it at a sale.
I have had this chair with faded fraying fabric - I believe it is either Block House or Sonia Messer, but it is not marked. I removed the fabric, refinished the wood and added some new lime colored seat.
As you may recall, I found the clock case at an estate sale for few bucks and couldn't resist the architectural look of it. The clock case was missing the columns, so I decided to add some. I went into a local clock repair shop here in Tulsa, Oklahoma, and was surprised that replacement pieces could be ordered. I purchased a piece of paper with a marble print and ordered the metal column capitals and bases. He also confirmed that the clock that I had was from the mid to late 1800's.
I had wooden dowels at home, so I just had to cut them in half lengthwise on my table saw as well as cut them to the proper length.
I gave the capitals and bases a coat of gold paint.
The wooden dowels are all cut to length.
I just used craft glue to adhere the paper to the wooden dowels.
If you look closely, the column bases and capitals are held in place with nails. I also added some hot glue just to be safe and a dab of gold paint to the nail heads.
The top "pediment" of the clock was also missing a decorative scroll. I cleaned it off as good as I could and also used some Armor All after some internet research.
I found this decorative metal piece at Hobby Lobby, its not exactly what was there, but it will work out just fine. Here is it is before I painted it gold.
A friend of mine printed out a vinyl clock face which I attached to the inside of the glass bezel. The door frame and glass were another piece that I picked up from the clock repair shop.
I used hot glue to put the glass in the frame, but didn't like the looks of the glue, so I added some clack fabric cord to the inside ( and also painted the hinge black since this photo was taken)
That pretty much brings you up to speed on this project. It has been a lot of fun and I learned quite a bit along the way.