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Thursday, February 6, 2014

Cuckoo Clock Birdhouses





We bought a couple of boxes of cuckoo clocks at the auction last summer for around $20.  The boxes were full of clocks and clock parts....none of the clocks worked, nor could they be repaired.  H brought the boxes in a few weeks ago and laid everything out ...hammered...nailed....glued.... and worked his magic!
Before I show you the clocks, I wanted you to see the new slip covers on the sofa in the sun room.  I used different chenille bedspreads to make the slip covers....I was really pleased with the result!

The photo on the left is how the sofa looked BEFORE.    The photo on the right is how it looked a long time ago...lol!
I used this pretty pink and white chenille spread to cover the back of the sofa.....under the cushions...and over the front bottom skirt.   I  used two different  off white chenille spreads to cover the arms and sides....and cut up one to cover the cushions (the one I cut up was in pretty bad shape).  So, only one spread was cut...the rest were all tucked and pinned.....I hate to cut up any spreads!  

I found some pretty pink pillows to put on each side of the sofa....The pretty pink crocheted rose trim on the back of the sofa is the top of a full sheet.  I have just draped the sheet over the back of the sofa, the rest of the sheet is just laying behind the sofa.
Now for the Cuckoo clocks!  
The first thing I did was hang a pretty floral swag over the big round clock that was already hanging over the sofa.  I decided to hang two cuckoo clocks on each side ....One pink and one white.

Here are a few photos from the post I did last summer when we bought all these clocks...there was about 15 of them.  Most will be left in the original condition, but H was able to take the all parts and make 5 clocks ( I still have one left to paint) 
After the four clocks got fresh coats of paint, I added a few embellishments...teehee!

In the before pic, notice the clock doesn't have anything on the roof.  H put together a topper with a bird and some leaves....and painted it a pale pink!

This clock got a heavy white wash and a new topper as well.   The weights are hung with satin ribbon.

Here is the before and after...see the new topper H made!

There were several clocks similar to the little ones in the before pic...we will leave those with the original finish.

Here are the two smaller clocks that got painted and embellished.


I wanted to show you a close up of the picture on the wall to the left of the sofa....

I fell in love with this vintage picture at the auction....I paid $20 as I remember.   There was a smaller picture just like it that no one else would bid on and I got it for $2.50!!!
I draped a pale pink chenille spread on H's chair to finish my "refresh" of the sun room.   I love to keep slip covers on the furniture ....they are so easy to wash!

BTW we got a couple of inches of snow yesterday, but the sun is coming out today!  Should be in the mid 50's by the week end...love it!





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47 comments:

  1. Beautiful post, Penny! Love the Cuckoo Clock transformations! New follower from Redoux Party.

    Have a great week,

    Robin
    Redo It Yourself Inspirations

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  2. Popped over from The Thrifty Groove. Love the way you transformed the cuckoo clocks. The white one is my favorite...love the way the dark shows through.

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  3. Love, love, love the cuckoo clocks. Love the white one. Your slip covers look sweet. Love the whole look of the room

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  4. Gorgeous, Penny! What you did with the clocks is amazing! Great job, I love this idea!
    Hugs,
    Patti

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  5. Penny; your pained white clocks are outstanding; very pretty with your pink and white decor.

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  6. I love the look of the chenille bedspreads as sofa covers! Who would have thought that painting a cuckoo clock pink or white would make it so cute!! Thanks for sharing your amazing home here at TTF!

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  7. This is beautiful as always Penny! Thanks for sharing on the weekend re-Treat link party!

    Britni @ Play. Party. Pin.

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  8. Me encantan los relojes de cuco y los tuyos quedaron preciosos.

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  9. Vaya Penny! es realmente encantador, adorable!
    Have a nice day :)
    Pi

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  10. Preciosos los relojes de cuco,una maravilla.
    Very nice!!!
    Happy day,decosurvintage.

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  11. Amo questo tuo romantico angolo in rosa!Bello,bello!Baci,rosetta

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  12. Hello

    I liked the detail of watches, were wonderful.

    kisses
    Evelyne

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  13. I think this is your greatest idea yet and when I find one I will do it too! Darling! This should be in Romantic Country Magazine or Victoria or ? or something for sure!

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  14. What an awesome idea!! They are adorable!!! I love love love them!!!

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  15. Penny!! what a great idea for the Clocks!! Love them painted and embellished!! So pretty! Now you know what I will be on the look out for!!

    The sofa makeover is spectacular as are those sweet pictures!!

    hugs,
    Deb

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  16. Lovely make over! They look much nicer in white and pink!!!
    And the big clock awesome!!!
    Xxx

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  17. You and H are the most creative and amazing folks. Your imaginative make overs are just beyond anything I have ever seen in the Shabby Chic line. Or any other for that matter. From visiting you, I am looking at things I have around the house in an entirely different way. Yep! Addicted here! :)

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  18. Most people would have tossed out those clocks. Love what you did!

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  19. Hermosa transformación de las casitas de los reloj cucu. Me encantó. Te quedó un ambiente bien romántico. Saluditos!!!

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  20. ¡qué colección de cucu tienes? son preciopsos. Saludos

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  21. Hi Penny
    It so nice to have a man around the house Especially when he is as talented as your hubby. Wow the details on those clocks just POP right out with the white and pink colors on them Beautiful !! I also love the BIG Clock with the Rose Bower over it Very romantic. As are the Chenille covers on the couch......So much more Elegant than just slip covers or sheet coverups..... My your home looks so warm and inviting.........

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  22. Popping over from the #SITSSharefest. Penny, your sunroom is gorgeous!! The slip covers work so well for the room and the clocks turned out beautiful. I think the white one is my favorite.

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  23. What a great idea with the birdhouses! The white one was my favorite.

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  24. Oh Penny...the birdhouses are marvellous! I adore all of them and you did a shabby and romantic restyling!
    Kisses
    Alessandra

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  25. I am so in love with your clock!
    Beautifull!
    XOXO!
    Maru

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  26. You are so talented! I love the vintage femininity of your entire room! I just found you on the blog hop and am so glad I did! I'm your newest follower and can't wait to read more! Hoping you'll stop by and say hi sometime!
    wanderlust-wishlist.blogspot.com

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  27. That cuckoo clock is so much fun. I love the pink! Hope you have a great day.

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  28. Beautifull post!!!
    I love all the pink ;)))

    Hug Camilla.

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  29. Oh it{s sooooo nice!!
    Hug from Argentina

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  30. So beautiful! Your clocks are wonderful! Thank you for linking up Handmade Cafe!

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  31. love the clocks My hubby would kill me if I put a pink cover on his chair.

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  32. I'm totally in love with your cuckoo birdhouses! I may even have my Grandma's nonworking cuckoo clock stashed somewhere. What an adorable idea for giving new life to an item like this! (me thinks you're a genius Penny) Your display of them on your vintage window is so sweet. Thanks for sharing such a great idea with us! Of course your entire room is beautiful as always.

    Blessings, Edie Marie

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  33. Thanks for being a part of Seasonal Sundays.

    - The Tablescaper

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  34. Penny, I enjoyed seeing your new slip covers- I love chenille! The clock birdhouses are pure genius. My dad's hobby was collecting and repairing old clocks- this brought back wonderful memories! Thank you for sharing this at Treasure Box Tuesday- pinned! ♥

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  35. Everything looks very pretty Penny. Love new slipcovers and that clock is awesome. Great idea to turn cuckoo clocks into birdhouses! Thank you for sharing it and your pretty new desk and buffett decor at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a happy day! ~Deborah

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  36. Hi Penny, I'm popping over from the Wildly Original Party. I love how you transformed cuckoo clocks into bird houses - brilliant!
    Marie@The Interior Frugalista

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  37. Stopping by to thank you for sharing at One More Time Events and to let you know you have been featured. Hope to see you at this weeks party…Hugs, Tammy

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  38. Hi Penney, I love the draping of the chenille spreads! The clocks are absolutely wonderful! H worked magic. I have one that hubby brought home from Germany. Would love to paint it white, but hubby would die. Yup, better not even go there. lol! thanks for sharing with SYC.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  39. Great idea for a bird house. I'll never pass up another one of those clocks again.

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  40. This is too sweet! I just love all your cuckoo clocks! They look beautiful transformed! I am delighted that you shared with A Return to Loveliness,
    Kathy

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  41. You are so inventive, I love the cuckoo clocks, thanks for sharing again on Tuesdays With a Twist, I look forward to your posts.l

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  42. Be sure and see my post today!

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  43. I really appreciate the pictures. Whoever made the cuckoo clock birdhouses has a real talent. I think that my favorite is the picture of the white birdhouse with the pink flowers. I love how your birdhouses match your living room. Thanks for posting!
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  44. I really like the cuckoo clocks that you have hanging up! I think that they are a great addition to the room. My aunt has always really liked cuckoo clocks, and I think I will get her one for her birthday! I want to find some that are really nice and that will match her home great. http://WWW.RockAroundTheClocks.com

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