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  1. August 21, 2013
    Kelly @ A Swell Place to Dwell

    She IS pretty!! I love a good spray painted cuckoo. I have a bright yellow one in our kitchen that I just love to death. Really like the colour you chose

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      I considered painting this one bright yellow, but I just didn’t know it would gel with our decor. I’m in a blue phase right now!

      I love my cuckoo clock – I imagine that I’m going to have it on my wall for a long time. It’s just so…. kitschy and awesome!

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  2. August 21, 2013
    Lindsay Faber

    This is amazing. It’s a fabulous idea and now I shall begin my hunt for one of my own 🙂

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      Garage sales, girl. They’re gold-mines! 🙂

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  3. August 21, 2013
    Kadie

    Ooooo I LOVE this Tara!! The color is great and much better than the original! Great idea… I want to find one now too. 🙂

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      Let me know if you do! I want to see these clocks in a myriad of colours! (I can’t say that I’m not going to keep my eyes peeled for more clocks at thrift stores and garage sales!)

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  4. August 21, 2013
    Kenz @ Interiors by Kenz

    Even for $10 that’s a straight up steal! It looks fantastic! I bet the girls love it too!

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      Thank you so much, Kenzie! The girls are so taken by it. The “cuckoo” never fails to stop them in whatever they’re doing.

      “Did the bird come out!?!? Did it!?!?”

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  5. August 21, 2013
    Shauna @ Satori Design for Living

    So fun! It seems like I’m drawn to this kind of stuff now when before I would’ve thought it was gaudy. I guess it’s always good to take a chance when the price is right. Love the color 🙂

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      I cannot help but be drawn to kitsch. I love pieces with personality.

      Of course, does this mean that I’m going to be living in a house cluttered with spray painted odds-and-ends piled up to the rafters?

      … probably! 🙂

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  6. August 21, 2013
    Bronwyn MayB

    My grandparents had a cuckoo clock when I was growing up. It never failed to scare the crap out of me. Every 15 minutes I would jump out of my skin.

    I love this paint job. So pretty!

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      This one goes every fifteen minutes too. It’s very… frequent. But also awesome. I love old-timey stuff like this. Maybe I can find a grandfather clock and spray paint the living crap out of it too! Wouldn’t THAT be awesome!?!?

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      • August 30, 2013
        Bronwyn MayB

        I’m never coming to your house. 😉

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  7. August 21, 2013
    Susan @ SunfowerHugs.blogspot.com

    Love it! I now have this on my list of “must find before garage sale season is over”.

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      Susan – I promise that you will not be disappointed if you manage to get your hands on a cuckoo clock. The compliments and questions I get from it show me that it really is a gem.

      Let me know if you find one – I’d love to see pictures!

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  8. August 21, 2013
    Danni@SiloHillFarm

    Your mother sounds like my kind of garage saler! Drip of dispair….cracking up! I like the after much better and yeah…the creepy eye looks way better now!

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      Talk about a creepy eye, eh? What a choice the clock-maker made…

      Yes, the drip of despair. It happens… way too often.

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  9. August 21, 2013
    Mel

    The clock is fab now hun, I am so glad you painted the eye it was incredibly creepy in it’s former state. I still think $10 is a bit of a bargain!

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    • August 21, 2013
      Tara

      Yeah… $10 was a steal, wasn’t it? Sometimes I get caught up in the fog of garage sale-ing and suddenly I’m saying, “$5 for this dresser? Come ON! I’ll give you $3.”

      I have a haggling problem. It’s not pretty.

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  10. August 22, 2013
    Amy of while wearing heels

    I loved this post the first time I saw it and I am cuckoo for it this time as well :). It’s amazing what a little spray paint can do!

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    • August 22, 2013
      Tara

      Oh, you’re preaching to the choir, Amy. Spray paint is just so… awesome!

      Thank you for the compliments. My cuckoo clock (and I) thank you! 🙂

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  11. August 23, 2013
    Krista @ the happy housie

    Awesome Tara! What a fabulous colour… reminds me of the “bahama sea” Krylon that I am obsessed with right now:) Adorable clock!!

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    • August 23, 2013
      Tara

      Krista – you are a painting queen! It IS Bahama Sea! How did you know that?

      Krylon should hire you, ASAP!

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      • August 23, 2013
        Krista @ the happy housie

        Haha I wish they would so I wouldn’t have to spend half my pay cheque on spray paint. Kidding, but seriously I have bought out Canadian Tires selection of Bahama Sea two times in a row now… so I think I might have a problem.

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  13. August 5, 2017
    Sarah

    It looked better before.

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