Marbled: A Clockwork Gold

30.3.17

Welcome to Volume Two of the 'So Anthro' series. This design revamp was done almost instantly after my marble trays because I've been on an obsessive marble high. I have always loved marble because my mum had it in her kitchen but only recently have I been wanting to create pieces of marble or rose gold, copper, and everything similarly in that arena regarding décor.

For Kubrick fans, I have obviously seen A Clockwork Orange a few times and the film was playing when I was working on this project, so there goes the title inspiration. Now, let's get to the main attraction à la “So Anthro” décor revamp!

Inspiration:
The inspiration was simple. I have extra wall clocks in a box from my last place. I don't use these wall clocks because I have a lovely set that goes with my current décor aesthetic. However, this style revamp will make your home visitors give your wall décor double takes, eye rolling side-eyes (wishing they had a similar one), or slow motion dance moves. Scroll down to be inspired.

Continuing my unwavering love for seeking new pieces for the home, I stumbled across marble details with a friend back in January. There are other times when I’m shopping with a friend or client and we see items that make us gasp in unison, then others that make us laugh, price-wise. A particular marble wall clock was one of them but who wants a heavy piece of marble on the wall? I didn't see one at Anthropologie when we were there but I thought this craft was suitable for this series due to the polished and sophisticated end result.

When a co-worker friend asked me to come up with ways that her daughter could dress up her new flat. One of the projects that I had been wanting to do for awhile was a clock makeover. I used the rest of my marble vinyl for this DIY, then I made another with granite and silver framing. All you will need is a wall clock to start. View the upgrade below and read on for the tutorial!


Materials:
1 wall clock
Marble printed vinyl (contact paper)
Scissors
Awl or flat knife
1 Blank card stock sheet
Thumbtack to mark centre
Pencil
Metallic spray paint (copper or gold)
Sealant/clear finishing spray- (Optional)
Ruler-(Optional)
Open air flat newsprint lined working space


Now, you have an elegant wall clock that costs … well, not even a tenner!

After I finished my clock makeover, I placed it back in the box to visualise how it would look as if it were packaged in a store.  I am proud of this revamp and really liked the finished results! Next up, is a fun little project dealing with formations from Mother Nature. Stay tuned, lovelies.


What do you think of my wall clock upgrade?

See it here first! // This is an original DIY by Madison, FASHION TALES. 


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