Friday, July 13, 2012

Repurposed Table Top

Hello!  Today I wanted to share one of my favorite projects so far!!!  I have always wanted to make one of those huge clock faces that you see in magazines.  Here is one from Pottery Barn...

I wanted mine to be BIG!  So I started thinking about what I could use.  We have a big pile of old barn wood out in our backyard, so I started thinking about putting pieces together, but I couldn't find enough pieces that would work.  So I scratched that idea.  Then my wonderful Mother and I were on one of our junking trips and we found an old table top for FREE!! It was just leaning up against a building with no legs.  Perfect!!  So I took it home and got started.

I started by taking off all the brackets on the back of the table top so that it was flat.  Then I painted it with a flat gray paint.

Then I covered the whole thing with a crackle finish and left it outside on the covered patio.  When I went out to check on it a couple of hours later, I was so surprised at the finish.  It had been raining, so it was SUPER humid outside.  It didn't crackle like I thought it would.  It left a very unique dimpled sort of finish.  But I LOVED it!  It was perfect!  So then I sort of dry brushed the whole thing with white paint to bring out those dimples.  Next, I used an overhead projector to blow up the clock face on to the table top.  This was NOT easy, but it worked.  I painted the clock face on and then heavily waxed it with light and dark wax.  The last step was to added a couple old metal pieces that I had in my stash.

I LOVE how it turned out!!!! It is currently available for sale.

I LOVE clock faces!  I am dying to make a few more out of different materials!  Have you made any?  Let me see them!!  Have a good one!

Oh - and don't forget that we will be selling Miss Mustard Seed's Milk Paint.  Right now the plan is for it to launch some time in August.  We are taking pre-orders now!

I linked up to the following....

Miss Mustard Seed
French Country Cottage
The Dedicated House
Primitive and Proper
Restore Interiors
Savvy Southern Style
Domestically Speaking


  1. holy crap, that is fabulous!

    thank you for such lovely inspiration! found you at MMS's link party, always a favorite!

    hope you can swing by:

    smiles to you.


  2. Beautiful, Lesley! That table top made for a great clock. Love the color you chose and how you did the clock face. I'll bet that goes fast!

    visiting from Feathered Nest Friday : )


  4. You really made a cool piece! I love these, too, but my home has more windows than walls and I have no wall space left :(

  5. I love your clock face table top! I have a clock face obsession myself. I have painted a few, they are one of my favorite graphics to paint. You can see them here Nice job, Dee From My Painted Stuff.

  6. Wow, Lesley! That is one huge clock....but oh so perfect! You did an amaaaazing job on it! Good thinking with the upcyling, girl!

    xoxo laurie

  7. Your clock face is FABULOUS! I love picking up smaller, vintage ones when I can find them. They are so charming.
    I'm delighted to be a new follower, and hope you'll stop by, Mary Alice

  8. I also love the clock face ! I'm stopping by from a blog hop and am a new follower, I would love if you came to say hi and followed me back at

  9. Your clock just turned out amazing!!! I ♥ it! Just hopped over from Make It Pretty Monday and I'm your newest follower. Would love to have you stop by for a visit and follow me back! Blessings ~ Judy

  10. I LOVE THIS!!!
    I did one on a coffee table a little while ago
    Your newest follower - would love to have you visit and follow back:)

  11. Love it- sharing it at the party tonight~thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

  12. That is so beautiful and how fun to find a free piece just right for it. Love it. I am your newest follower. Hop over and check out my blog.

  13. Oh, that is just perfect! What a lovely job you have done! I had no idea you were around the corner in Spring. We are in Cypress. My mom and I were just talking about Old Town Spring the other day. Anyhoo, thank you for sharing this at my Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Hope to see your prettiness again on Monday. Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

  14. Hi - what a great project! I just love what you did with that old table. I have two of them lying around in my I have to get to work on them! Thanks for the inspiration!