I recently snagged a mantle clock from my cousin who was getting rid of it. Originally from Home Goods, I liked the clock but it wasn’t really my style.
I thought it would look nice on top of my kitchen cabinets, but the color looked too bland against the walls and cabinets. That’s right, my kitchen cabinets are still oak colored *gasp*! Please tell me I’m not the only one with unpainted oak cabinets still. Anyone out there still rocking the oak too? Anyone???
I digress...back to the clock. I thought it would look nicer repainted and I decided to go a little wild and try a fun bright color. I chose Valspar’s Exotic Sea turquoise which I already had on hand from spray painting an outdoor candle holder.
I gave it a go and the clock is definitely bright, but I’m not sure I’m feeling the turquoise in this situation.
The color doesn’t really seem to fit with the style of the clock either. I could change out the face with a more modern print, but I’m still not sure if that would win me over on the turquoise. I’m thinking it’s time to repaint.
I was thinking to paint it a regal red (previously seen in my spray painted sea shell and outdoor planters); red just seems more kitchen-y to me. But then I was poking around on the internet and came across a nearly identical clock in black.
This one is for sale for $49 on Amazon, which makes my $0 clock seem like even more of a steal! But now I’m thinking maybe a black or oil-rubbed bronze color is the better way to go?
What do you think, which color should I paint the clock? And any oak kitchens out there?
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We are still rockin' oak too. Someday I'll paint them....
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