Friday, March 7, 2014

PENNY PHILLIPS MADE ME GO CUCKOO

I just couldn't resist a great title for this post because several weeks ago Penny showed us what she did with 4 broken cuckoo clocks when she turned them into shabby chic creations.  I commented to her on her blog that I knew I would just have to find one and I went lots of places without seeing any at all.  Finally, I saw two at an indoor flea market in a booth and I made an offer on the larger one.  It is from Germany and came home with us.  As you can see it has a new paint job:







I already had the spot picked out for my cuckoo clock after I saw Penny's post!   I really wanted this clock just for it's decorative value which is a good thing because let's just say it's keeping time value is a little "cuckoo" too!  We are working on that - the minute hand.   But isn't it fun:





I have to admit that I love Penny's last name because my Grandfather was a Phillips and so that was my Mother's maiden name!  When I was a child there were lots of Phillips kinfolk  and great cousins in the panhandle of Florida where both of my grandparents came from!





Hope your weekend is Peachy!
I am linking this to:  AMAZE ME MONDAY with Cindy

15 comments:

Connie said...

Good Morning, I just came from Judith's blog Lavender Cottage and I am delighted that I did. Your blog is so lovely and that clock re-do is fabulous :) We had a clock like that in your living room when I was a kid and I have no idea whatever happened to it. I always thought is was cool when I would wake up in the night and listen to it . . .counting the cuckoo's chirps too know what time it was. I am your newest follwer #846 and I would love to invite you over to visit and maybe even follow me back.
Have a happy day.
Connie :)

Vee said...

It's very cute! Sorry that it is keeping cuckoo time.

Janneke said...

This white painted cuckoo clock looks great in your romantic interior.

Julie Marie said...

It looks great Bernideen... infact, your entire room is just beautiful!... Happy weekend to you, xoxo Julie Marie

Angela McRae said...

What a fun title -- and I do love your new shabby chic cuckoo clock!

Sandi@ Rose Chintz Cottage said...

What a cute clock! It looks fabulous there by your picture too. Love the shabby look of it. Have a great weekend.

Blessings,
Sandi

Michele @ The Nest at Finch Rest said...

Your clock looks PERFECT right there - it fills the space in just the perfect style. Well done, friend!

Hugs.

Penny @ Penny's Vintage Home said...

You're not the first person I've made go cuckoo...lol!!!! I am so happy that you found such a beautiful clock for your wall....it looks perfect! Have a wonderful week end Bernideen...hugs, Penny

Blackberry Lane said...

I love it; you did a great job.

Judith @ Lavender Cottage said...

The clock looks very nice in the colour you're painting everything - I like it better than the wood tone they come in.

Deborah Montgomery said...

it looks beautiful in white, and so nice in your living room. I grew up to the ticking of clocks but it drives my husband crazy! I think they are comforting sounds :)

Jean | Delightful Repast said...

Bernideen, how lovely! I'd love to sit right down in that photo and have a cup of tea with you!

Dianne said...

What a lovely addition - I'd never have thought of painting it like that! And if you can't get it to work properly, you could set the hands at 4:00 permanently - always time for tea :)

Marilyn said...

The clock looks just perfect there. I once had a brown one, but got rid of it years ago.
I like it in white. Very nice!

Karen said...

Hi Bernideen,
I love your cuckoo clock. The white is perfect! What a great idea. I must look for one too when treasure hunting. I just love your settee and beautiful matching chair. Your house is so lovely! Take care,
Karen