Mora Clock Transformation with Paint
Several weeks ago I was so excited to find a reproduction Swedish Mora clock in an antique shop.
However, I wasn’t attracted to it’s muddy brown finish at all, nor it’s less than attractive clock face. But I bought it thinking I could transform it with paint since the lines of the clock replicate those of authentic Swedish Mora clocks.
This is what the clock looked like when I found it.
As you can see, the finish and face was less than attractive so I was definitely inspired to change it!
My favorite paint is Pure & Original Classico Chalk paint, so I pulled out three colors from my stash, Blue Reef, Polar Blue, and Bone, and got to work.
Here’s the clock after it’s much improved transformation!
One thing that was a positive is the the original finish was very worn and distressed so it was easy to paint the layers of paint over it and still retain the worn vintage look.
I used my homemade glaze recipe to add lots of patina.
The glaze got down into all of the nooks and crannies and worked perfectly to showcase the distressing.
The original clock face, in my humble opinion, was ugly. It was just a paper face, so I knew that I wanted to replace it with an authentic Mora clock face.
Luckily I was able to find a salvaged one on eBay. Replacing it made all of the difference!
A beautiful antique carved wood rosette garland highlights the top of the clock.
I found this sweet salvaged piece several years ago and it’s the perfect topper for this Mora.
I already own two reproduction Mora clocks, and had every intention of taking this one to our booth at the antique shop to sell.
However, after I finished it, I couldn’t part with it! So I will sell one of my other Mora clocks to make room for this one.
This is the one I’m selling.
I’ve enjoyed this one for a long time, but it’s good to change things up once in awhile.
I’m completely smitten with the look of the new Mora!
If you’re not familiar with the Swedish Mora clocks, click HERE for another post on the history and collectability of these highly sought after clocks.
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