Saturday, August 30, 2014

Large wall clock- it's functional!

I was gifted a short little table, and instantly I knew...it would become a clock.  I had been admiring large wall clocks, but not their price tag.  Ever since I finished my wall of mirrors (scroll to end of post to see), I needed something different for over my mantel.  Mirrors on every wall just wasn't working.

Here is the table top.  Sorry, I already took it off the base.  I was anxious to get started.
Here is the base.  You can see at the  bottom of the picture, one of the legs was cracked so this was the perfect candidate for my clock.
I started by layering white paint with a khaki color.  I also painted a grey edge around the table.
I measured to find the main numbers- 12, 3, 6, and 9.  I started with nail heads to mark those main points and stenciled the numbers.  I then went around to find where the other numbers could go by measuring then adding the nail head and numerals. 
Once all the numerals were stenciled, I completed the nail heads to signify each minute.
The next step was a difficult one- finding large clock hands.  I finally just went with some I found on ebay.  Though they are not as fancy as the ones I pictured in my head, they would work.  We (my husband and I) had to cut out a section on the back of the clock so the clock kit would fit.  We used my multi tool to cut this out.

Perfect fit.

It's all hung over the mantle right now and working like a charm.

   




Hope you have a great labor day weekend!



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Sunday, August 24, 2014

Ugly duckling to beautiful swan

So many of us pass by these tables.  They are outdated and chunky.  Let's look at it in another light.  Here is how I took this table from ugly duckling to beautiful swan.

Sunday, August 17, 2014

Creating a chaise- 2 chairs combined

Many of you that have been to my blog before know I like to create different things.  Building is one of my favorite things to do.  This project is one of those!  I saw the inspiration on Pinterest here.

Thursday, August 14, 2014

Making a hall tree with a bench seat

I got a set of doors for free!  That's the  best price, wouldn't you agree?  I was at a garage sale and leaning up next to there garage were 2 doors in a pile of scraps and metal.  I asked if they were throwing the doors away, and they said "yes"!  I asked if I could have them, and they came home with me.  This is one of those doors.

Saturday, August 9, 2014

Catching up

I've been a little MIA and I have to admit, it's been wonderful!  Don't worry, the projects are still getting done, but I took a little vacation and some how after that it didn't seem all that important to worry about what I would post about.  Today I am just gong to share some miscellaneous projects to get me back into the swing of things.



Monday, July 28, 2014

Door hall tree and a bonus!

I recently came across 3 old doors...for FREE!  Talk about exciting!  I love to work with old things and make something different.  This makeover is not something new.  People have been using old doors as hall trees for a while now.  Hopefully you will still enjoy this version.

Sunday, July 20, 2014

Painting an antique couch

I was given the opportunity to buy this couch and chair set.  I jumped on it!  Wouldn't you?  I knew someone who wanted it and this transformation is her vision.