Last week I got lucky when I was out and about and I found this wonderful round occasional table. It was in good condition except that the finish screamed mid century and that's not my look at all.
My husband was kind enough to paint the bottom with my favorite aqua color and the top got a coat of Old White.
I scoured Pinterest for some "pinsperation" and combined several of the clocks into one design for my sweet little project. I had the stencils, the rubber stamps, the graphics and I knew I wanted an old world feel.
I had this lion image, which I'm not even sure where I found it, but it was black and white. I used Picasa to convert it to sepia tone and did my reverse decoupage treatment. The rest of this table was done with various stencils.
I stenciled the Roman numerals on first and then I added the small compass numbers underneath the larger numbers. I found in my rubber stamps this fleur de lis stamp that you see on the outer edge by the Roman numerals.
I used an inexpensive line stencil to draw the lines on the edge of the design and then used the word "Paris" and the date from some of my Maison de Stencils.
I stuck to the brown tones and a tiny bit of charcoal to keep my sepia tone going. I cheated a little bit on the clock hands by printing out a graphic I found on Pinterest and then I just traced it onto my piece and filled it in with the brown paint. Use pencil if you try this, not ink.
When I was happy with the look of the table top I gave it a good heavy sanding to give the whole table a worn, aged look. Lastly, it got a clear coat to seal in the design.
I've been wanting to do a clock face table for it seems like forever. I'm so glad I gave it a try. I love the results.
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