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Thrift Store Clock | An Easy Paint DIY

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Friends I love an easy update and one of my favorite DIY products to use is Paint!  So you know I’m loving this Thrift Store Clock Makeover.  Paint was a great way to update a dated clock and bring it into modern times.   I’m joining my fellow thrift store friends again as we share some great thrift store decor makeover ideas with you.  I can’t wait to see what they’ve come up with… but first my thrift store clock…

Thrift Store Clock updated with paint as part of a gallery wall

Thrift Store Clock Updated with Paint

Here’s what I started with… a faux cherry wood finished clock.  It was a great size, worked good… I just didn’t like the color.  Such an easy fix!

Cherry wood thrift store clock before a paint update

Supplies for Clock Makeover:  {affiliate links provided for your convenience}

Prepping a thrift store clock for paint

Prep your clock by putting painter’s tape around the glass edge to protect it from the paint.  I find that using small pieces of tape works best with curved areas.

I was going for a worn silver look so I started with a first coat using Driftwood acrylic paint.

First coat of paint on a thrift store clock

Let it dry a 1-2 hours and then put on the next coat of paint, using the Shimmering Silver.

Update a dated clock with some acrylic paint

I love how the finish turned out!  It’s got all the shimmer but it’s not too fancy looking… just what I was going for!  You can see bits of the wood showing through.  If you wanted a more solid finish you’d need another coat of the shimmering silver paint.

Thrift Store Clock updated with shimmery silver paint an easy DIY project

Now here’s some other awesome thrift store decor makeovers from some great bloggers that you’ll want to check out…

Thrift Store Decor Team - lots of great thrift store makeovers


Domestically Speaking (that’s me)

Our Southern Home

Bliss Ranch

My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia

My Repurposed Life

Petticoat Junktion

Other Thrift Store Decor to check out:

Nautical Tray a Thrift Store Makeover 3

Nautical Tray

Striped Basket with Paint a fun thrift store makeover 2

Stripe Painted Basket


Update a Thrift Store Clock with Paint - It's Quick and Easy



  1. Thrift stores finds are my absolute favorite! I’ve found some really cool things and can’t wait to continue to change them into bigger and better things! This clock looks amazing! Thanks for sharing 🙂

  2. Isn’t it amazing how a little paint can totally transform a thrifted piece into something beautiful?! Your clock looks gorgeous now! Thanks for sharing the makeover with us at Merry Monday this week!

  3. I love easy projects that just need an update with paint Maryann. The clock is gorgeous both ways. I know a lot of people don’t like it when we paint wood, but it’s YOUR clock. 🙂

    super job!

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