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
Savvy Southern Style