As I promised last week, I have a fun upcycle for you today using a curbside find that my friend junkin’ friend, Mandy, spied for me. She was driving home and saw that a neighbor had placed this table on the curb and she knew that my furniture lovin’ heart might be interested in the table. I quickly agreed and she said, “Do you want the clock too?” At first I thought nah, but I’m a sucker for old clocks so I said, “Sure”, all the while thinking to myself, “What are you doing? You don’t need any more junk!” And so begins the adventure of my repurposed wall clock.
The table went to a needy family since I found it wasn’t a solid wood. Let me just say, if I knew more about clocks I would have loved to restore this vintage Linden clock with all its Made in Japan goodness. I had a blast getting it to “dong” on the hour. I didn’t have a key to keep it in time, so my efforts were futile.
When I stopped to really look at it and see the potential, I instantly knew what it was going to become…a Swiss Medical kit! I have a thing for Nordic decor. hee hee hee. And like a kid in a candy store, I couldn’t wait to give it new life. Here is what I did…
The works are in great shape and so is the clock face, so I intend to find new uses for those at a later point. I now have a hollowed out box with a few flaws that need fixed.
The back was now somewhat open, so I used my jigsaw to cut a piece of bead board to make a new backing. The bottom was open for the chains and pendulum, so I made a new bottom with a piece of luan using my miter saw. Easy fix.
Since the side panels came down below the cabinet part of the clock, it looked like it needed something. I decided a rod would be perfect in there to hang a towel, etc. I grabbed my drill, a spade bit, and some scrap dowel and made it work.
Since a Swiss medical kit has the ever-present red cross, I hand painted that on the back side of the glass and then prepared to spray the rest with my white paint.
After a couple of coats and some distressing, this sweet time piece is ready for its new purpose. Meet my repurposed wall clock into a vintage Swiss medical kit.
Isn’t it full of vintagey fun?!
I love the quirky feel and that it has a new purpose with functional storage for meds and a towel. This would even be great in a beach house or cabin, don’t you think?
Do pin and share to inspire others to make use of their repurposed wall clock too! ♥
Next up is our Themed Furniture Makeover Day. It’s all about Red, White, or Blue for this month. Hmmm…which will it be for this vintage chest of drawers.