I put it aside for a while, and finally decided the rest of the clock was just too great to not have on display. So I had another project on my hands.
Sorry I don't have a complete set of photos to document what I did, but I'll explain the steps.
First I carefully removed the hands and the movement. All of the pieces got bagged and labeled. I used a very small flat head screwdriver to carefully pry up the numbers and other pieces from the face. Each piece had two small plastic prongs on the back which go into corresponding holes in the face. That work left me with just the blank, tape-damaged face you see here.
After that all dried, I just reassembled the clock. I did have to use a small pointed pick to open up the tiny holes which held the prongs behind the numbers and other pieces that went around the clock's face.
So here's the final product, now hanging above my office door at work.
I'm pretty happy with it, but I can see that faux wood graining like anything else requires lots of practice and experimentation.
I'm very impressed. I never would have known it was damaged. That was an excellent save! I've always had a soft spot for diamond-shaped clocks. It always amazes me that some sellers are so careless...or just so downright dumb.ReplyDelete
Thanks Dana, it's good when you can salvage something that gets messed up.Delete
Very nice diamond faux bois clock and it matches so well with those wooden geese. The packing tape issue is just annoying, it's good that you found a remedy.ReplyDelete
Wow, I think it looks just great! Good job Uncle! And grrrrr to bad sellers who are careless with packing....I really hate that.ReplyDelete
Thanks Sara. Yea, a bad experience reminds me to take my time and do my best when shipping something I sell.ReplyDelete
You did a fantastic job! I think it looks wonderful in your pic. Good for you! Great save!!ReplyDelete
Great work, I like the color change in the stain.ReplyDelete
Thanks Trina, It started out too red, almost purple so I added another color. Trial and error.Delete
Boo on the packing tape. Man I hate the tape and the nasty little stickers. I use the goo stuff to get it off but slightly petroleum based so it probably would have damaged the face anyway. Doesn't look "restored", it looks good!ReplyDelete