Tuesday, April 22, 2014

Make a Clock from Old Round Side Table

We had a great weekend with family!!

That's my daughter, my Mom,

my granddaughter, and my daughter-in-law!

They are a colorful group inside and out.

We are visiting the gift shop where my Mom works.

If you visit Louisville, NE,

Today I thought I would share some projects

that Rachel and I were working on .

My granddaughter found this side table

in the neighbor's trash.  

She loaded it up in her golf cart and brought it to my garage.

At first I thought, "not so much"

and was going to throw it away.

But then I thought I could salvage the round wood.

So my husband cut all of the spindles off.

Rachel had the idea for a large wall clock

so this worked perfect!

After some wood filler and sanding,

she brushed on a brown paint base.

We used a little vaseline on the edges over the brown

before applying an off white paint

(Crumb Cookie - Olymia - Lowes)

Then I made a stencil for the roman numerals

and brushed in a brown black .

Mark had to chisel out a square in the back

so the clock mechanism would set inside.

Now a little sanding for distressed edges,

and the old pink table has turned beautiful wall decor.

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That same day we also mitered some corners

on pine boards and gave an old dorm mirror

a new look.

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This is another project we made together -

an upholstered pallet ottoman.

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Love our project days!!

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20 North Ora said...

Hi Deb - Looks like fun. Love the clock and your other projects also. As usual, they are really cute.


Linda said...

Wow! quite the transformation from table to clock.

Sarah said...

This had got to be one of the coolest DIY's I've seen lately. What a great idea!

Art and Sand said...

You make painting that clock look so easy - GREAT JOB!

I need to get my fingers dirty with some paint.

Leslie Anne Tarabella said...

This looks like such a fun project to share with someone you love! What a special treasure she has now.(Or do you get to keep it?)

The Vintage Chateau said...

What great projects! You've been busy!

Feral Turtle said...

What an awesome picture! Love the colorful bunch! You have the perfect granddaughter, you lucky girl, bringing you such great treasures! Fantastic projects Deb.

Heidi Kay @ Muslin and Merlot said...

Great repurpose!

Unknown said...

Wow -- this is definitely unique, and I love how it turned out! :)

Anonymous said...

Great projects! I love those days where you get on a roll and get so much done! Your ottoman looks great!
Well done!
Have a great weekend!

Twice Nice said...

Super smart up cycle for that table! I love how you think outside the box!

Marie-Interior Frugalista said...

Lov'n the reuse of that table Deb. You did a great job! I'm visiting from the Metamorphosis Monday Party.
Marie @ The Interior Frugalista

Michele said...

LOVE all your re-dos WOW!

The clock from the table? That's just plain brilliant. Well done!!

Sharon said...

I always love checking your blog...you've always got some project that encourages me to get busy and do something! I have an old table top someone was pitching that I've been wanting to turn into a clock too....you've given me the push to start working on it! You have a way of putting a fun twist on all your projects! Love your blog!

foreverdecorating said...

Perfect, perfect, perfect! I am so glad that you made it into a large clock since they are 'in'! Looks great!

Deb Hrabik said...

I So appreciate all of your comments! It does make you think outside of the box - a transformation that is unrecognizable from the original. I know you are all on the look out now for thrift furniture!

Kathy said...

This looks terrific - well done! I do appreciate you sharing with Home and Garden Thursday,

The Style Sisters said...

Way to think outside the box...I love the clock! Your ottoman is to die for as well! I would love to have you join us for Centerpiece Wednesday linky party where tons of bloggers share their creativity, recipes, DIY projects and more…come on over and see and share with us. http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/04/centerpiece-wednesday.html

Anonymous said...

Where did you get the clock mechanism?? Thanks!

Deb Hrabik said...

I purchased the clock mechanism at Hobby Lobby. With my coupon it was about $12.
Best Wishes!