Spray Painted Clock Makeover

Spray Painted Clock Makeover

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To make over or not to make over?

That is always the question when I find a treasure.

My gut instinct usually has no trouble answering  this question, but sometimes it doesn’t help me at all.

Like when I found a vintage Syroco clock a while back.

I shared my find here on the blog and some readers shared great ideas for what to do with it, but I still couldn’t decide.

But sometimes fate has a way to making decisions for you.

Full view of Vintage Syroco pendulum wall clock

Here’s the plastic resin clock as I found it for $5 at my local thrift store.

Pretty awesome, right?

Love the size and shape, but not crazy about the finish.


broken pieces from vintage Syroco clock

Well, here’s how it looked after fate pushed it off the wall.

This clock is very light so I thought hanging it on a penny nail that was already in the wall would be fine.

Not so much.

One evening we heard a crash and we rushed into the living room to see the clock had fallen, and it hit the large metal bin where we keep firewood.


using E6000 glue to repair broken vintage Syroco clock

E6000 glue to the rescue.

Thankfully all the pieces were salvageable.


broken vintage Syroco clock before pieces glued back in place

And unlike Humpty Dumpty I was able to put this clock back together again.


broken vintage Syroco clock after pieces glued back in place

Fate may have broken my clock, but when this happened my mental block about what to do with it magically cleared.

So rather than cry over the broken clock, I seized the day and decided to give it a whole new look.


removed hour and minute hands from clock face before spray painting

I removed the hands from the clock face.


taped off clock face preparing clock for spray painting

And with painter’s tape and a little piece of plastic I covered it before taking it outside to spray paint.


Vintage Syroco pendulum wall clock 5

Before I show you the finished clock I’ll show you what I did with the pendulum.

It doesn’t work, but it’s totally cool to have it anyway.


supplies for decopaging black and white photo onto clock pendulum

To give the pendulum a makeover I needed some DecoArt paper decoupage medium, a foam brush, a pencil, and scissors.


tracing around picture using clock pendulum

I printed a black and white photo on just regular paper and traced around it with the pendulum.


black and white photo on paper for decoupaging onto clock pendulum

Here we are, John and me, w-a-a-a-y back in 1988 during a ride in a hot air balloon.

I have a thing for black and white photography.

It just does it for me. I guess it’s the vintagey look that it instantly gives to any photo.


DecoArt decoupage medium used to decoupage black and white photo onto clock pendulum

Here’s my photo after I cut it out to fit.


applying DecoArt decoupage medium onto clock pendulum

I applied a light coat of the decoupage medium onto the spray painted pendulum…


applying DecoArt decoupage medium onto back of picture

… and also onto the back of the paper photo.


applying 3 coats of DecoArt decoupage medium onto front of photo

I placed my photo onto the pendulum, smoothed it out quickly with my fingers, and let it dry.

After it dried I applied 3 light coats on top of the photo, letting it dry in between.


decoupaged black and white photo on vintage Syroco clock pendulum

And with a little help from my glue gun I added a piece of a broken rhinestone bracelet to frame the photo with a little bling.


Supplies used for spray painted clock makeover

– spray paint in your color of choice
– painter’s tape to cover clock face
– plastic or paper to cover the clock face
– DecoArt Paper decoupage medium
– 1″ foam brush
– Pencil
– Scissors
– photo printer on regular paper



vintage Syroco clock makeover with spray paint and decoupaged pendulum

John and I just celebrated our 30th wedding anniversary so this is a little tribute to us.

I love putting photos in unexpected places.


Spray painted clock makeover with decoupaged pendulum

Here you can see how my aqua blue spray painted clock looks in the living room beside one of the windows with my no sew scarf curtains.

This clock has a much happier vibe now, and it really pops on the white wall. It took three light coats of spray paint to cover the clock.

I have a thing for vintage clocks and have given several others makeovers over the years like this red hot vintage clock makeover, and this vintage starburst clock makeover.

You can find all the clock projects that I’ve shared here.

Thanks so much for reading, and until next time…

keep on keepin’ on!



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  1. I’m a bright color person too! now it looks so much happier!

    1. Laura crumm says:

      I absolutely LOVE this!!!!!

  2. It is gorgeous! That is my favorite color! Well done and thanks for sharing!

  3. I too have had many opportunities where fate has played a huge part in my decision making. I think you and your friend “fate” made a great decision and it turned out wonderful, everything looks so nice together!

  4. Aww, what a cute picture of you two! The clock turned out great, I’m glad it wasn’t broken beyond repair!


    1. Thanks Tania! It’s hard to believe that was 31 years ago. Time sure flies.

  5. So much cuter! And adding the “vintage” picture is just the right touch. You done good!

  6. I knew you would find a way to make that clock rock! Looks perfect and the picture is a perfect touch! Fantastic, girl! Dona

  7. Debra Hubbs says:

    Love what you did with this!

  8. Rebecca Payne says:

    I love it. Great job!