I snagged this needlepoint clock at the thrift store for about $5. Here's what it looked like when I brought it home:
Dull, brown frame, broken hand, and I'm pretty sure the clock mechanism probably didn't work (I didn't have the right type of battery to check it).
For barely more than the cost of a battery, I bought a new clock kit from Hobby Lobby, although I was able to re-use the hands. Then the frame got a few coats of bright white paint.