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Thursday, March 13, 2014

Clock Face Table

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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ANNE said...

Absolutely beautiful!! I love this so much!

Great job.

Tante Mali said...

Meggy, you're leaving me breathless. So fabulous. Have to try it with my old round table in the garden. If it's working out it can come in the house again!
Have a wonderful time and all the best from Austria

Unknown said...

It turned out just fabulous Maggie!
I use the same clock handles from the Graphics Fairy for my clock faces too and simply trace them as well :)
Beautiful table - think it'll mover very quickly :)
Have a great weekend

Susie said...

Maggie, I love this sweet little table. The perfect colors. Blessings , xoxo,Susie

Gail said...

Oh Maggie, that's beautiful! You two are quite a team (you and your husband)! I love it!! Enjoy your weekend, Gail

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

That came out really great, Maggie! I love the whole thing and you put a lot of work into it. I've wanted to do a clock face table, too, but I haven't found the right table yet.

The Speckled Hen Cottage said...

Oh Maggie, it is absolutely spectacular...what a fantastic job!!! If this is for sale it will go in NO TIME~~~

Unknown said...

This is really gorgeous! It looks like you put in a lot of work in all the details as well. What I love about this table is, I don't think I've seen one like it on pinterest! Is that possible?! Great job! Saying hello from furniture feature friday!

Leelee @ Paperbagstyling

Dee ⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️⚜️ said...

The table is gorgeous Maggie!!!

Danni@SiloHillFarm said...

So pretty Maggie! I bet it goes fast!

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

I LOVE this table, Maggie! The shape, color, graphics, I love it all!

Tante Mali said...

Dear Meggie,
sooooo wonderful to have you around!!!!
It's an honour!
Have a great time

Dee said...

Beautiful Job Maggie! I love all the small details you've added. The colors are perfect. Thanks for sharing, Dee from My Painted Stuff

Deneen@dreaming-n-color said...

Love this Maggie! Round tables are great for clicks and compasses. I want to make another wall clock soon. Hope you are well!

Betsy@My Salvaged Treasures said...

It's stunning! Love the color and all the amazing details.

Maria said...

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Sharon said...

You did a great job on this table...I love it!


The Charm of Home said...

So cute.

Beth said...

Your clock face table turned out so much prettier than mine, but after having to redo the numbering 3 times, I called it good,,,it didn't even get hands. Lol Yours has so much pretty detail & I love the blue color!

The Polka Dot Closet said...

This table is wonderful!!! It looks like a ton of work....So much measuring and thought...I hope it sold for a million bucks because it is worth it!!


karen@somewhatquirky said...

You and me both - wanting to make a clock face table - and now you've done it and I haven't. I'm slow to catch on...I don't know if you remember Debbie Travis, but one of her books had a large clock table. I've wanted to make one ever since then - like 20 years ago. Damn. That makes me feel lazy...

Lois@pineridgehills.com said...

LOVE, LOVE this! I have a small table, similar to this that I got from a garage sale for $1.00....I now know what I'm going to do with it!


tinyrosebud3 said...

Really, really well done! The round tables are harder to find. I was lucky enough to find a plant stand at my favourite used furniture store, and did a similar design. The table sold immediately, and then I wondered if I should have kept the sweet table for myself. Oh well, on to the next challenge. Love your inspiration!