Monday, January 12, 2015

Coffee Table Turned Oversized Decorative Clock

It started with this coffee table I picked up at a garage sale for a few bucks.  I was told it was made by the woman's father.

I went to work with my paint and stencils......

And turned it into a cute coffee table.
To see the original coffee table post, click HERE.

I loved the table when I painted it but I decided I really didn't have a spot for it and put it on my garage sale.  It didn't sell.  Humph.  It got moved it our new house and stuck back in the barn.  Then, I decided it was the pefect "clock" for the big empty space in my new family room and I demolished the bottom and took the top back up to the house.  It was perfect for that big wall!

I actually brought it in to a local clock shop, handed it to the dude, and said "Here.  How much to turn in this into an actual working clock for me?"  For a few reasons, he wouldn't do it.  Too big.   To get hands that big you have to buy junk from China and they are really heavy and hard to get to go around by the time they get to the eleven.  He turned a sad little me away.... But I love the visual and hung it on the wall without the hands!  Maybe someday I'll do some more with it but for now it's "as is".

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  1. if it were mine (winking) I would paint hands on it and use some time that was special in our lives.

  2. It looks great. I once made a clock table myself, although not as large as yours. You can buy clock hands and the mechanism to make it work as a clock. You have to make sure that it is made for the large hands... but it's a DIY thing you could do.

  3. yep, what Julie said. You can get those oversized hands at your local craft store. I had a set that hung on the wall with vinyl numbers.

    love your oversized clock!

  4. LOVE that table cum clock face! I thought it sad, though, that a table that may have been made with much love wound up in a rummage sale. Thankfully, you rescued it and the table-top looks very happy in your family room. If I could figure out a way how and it were my piece I'd do something completely goofy like "spin the bottle" but you'd have to go way bigger, LOL! Spin the baseball bats? Spin the golf clubs? One of each? Visiting from Thrifty Decor Chick.

  5. Love it! I think it looks unique without the hands - very rustic. : )

  6. Works really well in your family room. Great idea, great graphics on the clock.

  7. LOVE!! What a great idea! I will be on a look out for a round table now!

  8. Ah we just did this too!! Love how turned out <3 Found you linked up at the DIY dreamer!

  9. I agree with "Craigs mom" but I know you're super crafty and creative, I'm pretty sure you could find a way to make moving hands/parts. That way you could reposition/move them based on each child's birth time on their bday's or maybe your hour of marriage on your anniversary. Just some ideas!


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