Fusion is coming out with a new line of paint colors! The Matthew Mead Studio Metallics. When they offered to send me some free samples to try out, how could I resist?
When they came in the mail I was sort of drooling over them, but I wasn’t prepared yet. I have a great plan in mind for the Copper color, but haven’t got everything I need for that project yet. But I really wanted to try the paint on something!
So I went out into the Carriage House to see what I could find that needed painting and I came across this clock.
Who else remembers the heyday of sponge painting? Gack! What were we thinking?
Of course, when it was done well it looked better than this clock. I like to think that when I sponge painted, it didn’t look this hideous. But I could just be kidding myself, seeing the past through rose colored glasses and all of that.
Well, anyway, my friend Cathy brought this clock to the last Carriage House sale with a price tag of $10 on it. I’m not sure what she was thinking (she’s a regular reader of my blog, so I’m sure she’s going to give me crap for saying this out loud). I think we all can see why it didn’t sell though. It’s pretty much butt ugly. When it didn’t sell (surprise, surprise) she left it behind. Well, anything left behind is fair game. So when I saw it hanging out there a little light bulb went off. This was the perfect candidate for some metallurgy.
So I sanded the clock lightly and wiped it clean with a damp rag. Then I painted on two coats of Brushed Steel. I didn’t tape off the glass, and I got paint all over it. Once dry, I just cleaned that up using a razor blade. I’ve found that this is really easy to do with the Fusion paint (assuming you do it right away). I also sanded the clock once dry. I wanted a distressed metal finish.
And here it is.
Ahhh, so much better, right?
Even up close and personal, it really does look like brushed steel.
You can see that the sanding I did gives it a more distressed look, but you wouldn’t have to distress it.
I love how easy it was to give this clock an updated look. Got anything hideous laying around at your house that could use a makeover?
Farmhouse Inspired in Hudson is going to be getting in a shipment of the new Fusion metallics any day now. They come in a 8.45 fl oz jar and will be priced at $22.95. The Brushed Steel that I used on the clock isn’t available quite yet, but they will have bronze, copper, pale gold, pearl and silver.
And hey, if you are local and you really love the clock, it’s available at Eye Candy ReFind for $28. Never mind, it sold in a flash!