Monday, February 20, 2012

DIY....From Table Top to.....Clock

I am so excited to finally be able to share this project...this was one of those, "life keeps getting in the way" projects and had to be moved to the back burner more than a few times!

This is the story of a clock...that once was a table top.....

This clock started with the inspiration board that Meg from Winder and Main pulled together for me.
Remember when I showed you all pictures of my living room because Meg was going to help me restyle it?
Well...she hit the nail on the head with this inspiration board...
She calls it "farm house in the city"
and I love everything about it

Great look, right? She did such a great job!
Did you notice that awesome clock in the right hand corner??
Here is a closer look

This one is from Target...the cost...$89!
Total cost for my knock off clock was $12!!

Here's what I did...

I started with a table top that we had stored in an upstairs closet. You know these....the pressed wood kind that have three legs that screw in? I'm sure you have one in the back of a closet too somewhere.....

I took all the hardware off of the back, and my helper boy got to work giving it a coat of black paint

Next we found the center, hammered in a nail, and used a white colored pencil with a string tied to it and the nail to circle off the different areas of the clock

After that, it was all about the details....

And.....more details.....

I added the Roman Numerals using a transfer trick that always seems to work the best for me and then painted them all in by hand...

And after it was all painted in, the entire piece got a sanding...

The clock findings came from Hobby Lobby and with my 40% off coupon I was able to finish the clock for a total of $12!

Oh...giant I love you....

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  1. This turned out GREAT! Awesome job :)

  2. Great clock Carmella! It would be great as a table or a clock, beautiful job!

  3. wow....LOVE this! You did a great job on it!

  4. Oh wow, Carmella, this turned out great. I love that price tag too. What an adorable little helper you have. :)

  5. Wait, you made this?? It looks amazing, good enough to be able to buy at a store. Fabulous job! I am super impressed!

  6. Wow, Carmella this turned out so close to the inspirations, although I think yours is nicer. So much detail such a good job

  7. it turned out great! It looks just like Target's! Can't wait to see it in the room!


  8. Oh, WOW! I am so impressed, girl! You did a fanTAStic job on this! I love that you let your little helper go at it with the paint too...mine would want to do the same thing. :) Love this.

  9. what a great project!! It turned out beautifully!!

  10. Gorgeous! I would love for you to share this with my readers on my Blog Stalking Thursday Link Party.

  11. Love this! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this!

  12. I LOVE this! And to think that I got rid of my table like that! Who knew? ~~Robyne~~

  13. Cute idea - well done! We loved having you join us at "Strut Your Stuff Saturday." We hope you'll be back next week! -The Sisters

  14. AMAZING!!!!!! I want one!!!

    I really hope you come by The DIY Dreamer and share:

  15. Wow! This is awesome! What a great makeover! Thanks for sharing! :)


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