Yes, it is the most disgustingly dirty clock ever, and I even scraped off several dead bugs before taking this picture!
The first thing I did was wipe the whole thing off with a damp rag. It immediately started looking better.
Don't you love the Art Deco look?
Here's a look at the back:
The electrical cord was cut off, but, no worries, it's not going to be used as a clock anyway. The next thing to do was remove the back...
...and have a look at the 'works':
More on that in a later post!
The glass and trim were also removed and the trim was labeled for future reference.
Here's the case:
A little sanding with some 60 grit and then 220 grit sandpaper resulted in this:
If you know what type of wood this is, please let me know. I know it's not pine and it doesn't have the grain of oak. It is fairly heavy, though, so could it be mahogany?
The face is made of paper and I'm thinking of using it as a background - maybe?
Now for the big question. Does the case get stain or paint? Also what shade or color. Weigh-in everyone, I'm on the fence. I still want an Art Deco look, so, what do you think?
Please let me know your thoughts in the comments. I will follow-up soon and show you the final result.
Thank you so much for stopping by and I look forward to your suggestions. Have a great week!
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