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I love Shabby Chic decorating
I love Shabby Chic decorating – the light colors, the repurposing of things that might otherwise be discarded, the feminine aspect of the style….I love it all! My house is decorated somewhat….um….eclectically. I know what I like but….I have what I have. I don’t like to get rid of anything, replace it, etc., unless it absolutely must go….it just seems wasteful to me and while I love shiny new things I make do with what I have. I have had the same brown clock hanging in every house I’ve lived in since I was 20….I have never replaced it or gotten rid of it because….well….it still works. For a few years now I have really wanted to give it away so that I could get a new clock….but really, who would want it???? So, I decided to do a quick ‘redo’ of it using what I had on hand: tissue paper, paint, glue, ribbon and scrapbooking/card making supplies. It was super easy and though not ‘classic’ shabby chic it’s my new/old shabby chic clock.

Posted by Mary Beth from Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, United States • Published See Mary Beth 's 11 projects »
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  • How to make a clock. Shabby Chic Clock - Step 1
    Step 1

    Lightly sand surface & brush off.

  • How to make a clock. Shabby Chic Clock - Step 2
    Step 2

    Paint a base coat on your surface that is similar in hue to the tissue paper you will be using.

  • How to make a clock. Shabby Chic Clock - Step 3
    Step 3

    Cover entire surface with Mod Podge then cover with tissue paper. Mold the tissue paper to your surface leaving some small wrinkles for texture.

  • How to make a clock. Shabby Chic Clock - Step 4
    Step 4

    Once dry cover with 2 more coats of Mod Podge to seal thoroughly.

  • Step 5

    Using a sharp exacto knife trim edges of your tissue paper around edge of clock, front and back.

  • Step 6

    Glue trim to back of clock to give it a finished look.

  • How to make a clock. Shabby Chic Clock - Step 7
    Step 7

    Embellish the front as desired. I used scrapbooking flowers with brads and a small metal plaque.

  • How to make a clock. Shabby Chic Clock - Step 8
    Step 8

    That’s it! Quick, easy and almost free!

  • How to make a clock. Shabby Chic Clock - Step 9
    Step 9

    hugs, mb

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MzStef
MzStef · Roma, Queensland, AU
I love shabby chic too! French vintage, rockabilly, the lot!

I absolutely love this idea, great creative mind.
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KMOM14
KMOM14 · Fort Wayne, Indiana, US · 373 projects
Very pretty!
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Minnie B
Minnie B · Hertford, England, GB · 20 projects
I think this is really awesome! Well done!
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