I then gave it a good wipe down to remove any dust. I then applied a coat of semi gloss antique white paint and let it dry. Then added a second coat. I let this sit over night before putting the clock back together. I am still not sure how I ended up with 5 left over screw (shhh dont tell the cowboy) Once it was firmly back together I took my fine grit sand paper to the edges to distress it.
Once it was sanded to my liking I then mixed a glaze with a dark brown (almost black) paint. I only added a small amount of the brown. I then painted it on with a brush and wiped it down with a soft cloth really wanting to leave more of the color in the grooves and cracks.
After 72 hours I then coated all the painted parts with a clear wax and buffed it! I much prefer the after clock than the original...how about you!?