Friday, February 8, 2013

Presenting ...... Walter!

Walter is almost ready to make his public appearance. I say 'almost' because I have to have a piece of glass cut for the inside and I have to let the paint cure a little before putting poly on it.

I posted him on Facebook - a little teaser - but now heeeere's Walter.

Walter!
Walter in Wonderland


So, how many remember Walter when he first came home with me?
Kinda pale wasn't he? Scary Walter we called him back then. We couldn't find a spot in the house where he could stand and not make us jump out of our skin when we caught him out of the the corner of our eyes.

How Walter Got His Name

I don't normally name inanimate objects or assign them gender. So why did Walter get a name? Well, here's why:


My Walter is a knock-off. Above is the original "Little Walter" by Judson Beaumont of Straight line Designs. Please check out his work, he has amazing whimsical furniture that will make you laugh. I love his dressers.

Now, here's Walter in full bloom!
I love the color combination. Since I wasn't going to distress or age the clock, I used latex paint samples that I had on hand. I mixed colors and it worked out perfectly. I love being able to do an entire project without having to go buy something. It doesn't happen very often.


 Walter is a tall, tall clock.


Walter is a happy clock!


Walter is also a lighted cabinet. I didn't paint the inside of the doors or any other area where there are safety stickers, Do Not Tip, etc. I want to make sure they aren't overlooked.


You can see the top shelf is missing.


Such a sweet face. Would you trust this clock?


Walter dances on these happy feet when no one is watching.


The very first bad rabbit with Inspector 19 playing the part
of the Cheshire Cat.

If I had a foyer I think I might keep Walter but since there is no room at the inn, as they say, Walter is going to my booth next week. By next weekend you'll be able to see him at the Collector's Market in Medford.

It'll be sad. We'll miss Walter lurking in the corners.




GASP! Walter is a married clock?!?

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18 comments:

  1. How you found a knock-off of Walter is beyond me. Lucky you and lucky to whomever gets this piece! It's so whimsical!

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  2. What a fantastic piece! You don't see one of those every day. Great job!

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  3. I love him! Wish I lived closer! He would be MINE! I have seen clock mechanisms that go backward. That would be sooooo cool for him!

    xo

    Andie

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  4. Love it! You can't get any more Wonderland than that and you did a great job on the paint!

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  5. How ever did you find the clock Walter was a knock off of?

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  6. So fun! I would love for you to share this or any of your great ideas at the link party going on now (and every Saturday through Tuesday) at 'Or so she says ...' Hope to see you there! www.oneshetwoshe.com

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  7. I am attending a Ladies Night Out in a few weeks and their theme this year is Alice in Wonderland. How cool would this be to have on display!

    I'm in the process of trying to make a mad hatter tea party lamp for their raffle. I hope it turns out at fabulous as this!

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  8. So fun! What a neat clock! Thank you for sharing this at Rustic Restorations Weekend!

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  9. So cute! I love your painting job. Really pretty! I love anything Alice with a passion :)
    I would love if you link this to my link party Monday morning!
    XO
    Isabelle
    http://lechateaudesfleurs.blogspot.com/

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  11. I love Walter! You did a beautiful job painting him.
    Hugs,
    Peggy

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  13. WALTER IS THE CUTEST THING I HAVE EVER SEEN! BAR NONE, THAT IS THE GREATEST CREATION!! Wow, what an amazing job, so so cool! How can you bare to part with this????
    Jenna

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    1. Oh my gosh, I know! But I have to part with him. A girl's gotta pay the rent!

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  14. I want Walter!!! Have lots of furniture you might want instead....is a trade possible??? I have the PERFECT Alice in Wonderland Tea set for Walter's shelves!!

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  15. I need to sell my Pale Walter by Fun Time Designs. Purchased at COSTCO in 2003 and can't find one like it on the web to compare prices and figure out how much I should sell this rare piece. Suggestions???

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