Monday, May 16, 2011

Do you have the time?

Have you seen some of the amazing clock tables that talented bloggers have created? Someday Crafts highlighted this one by All About Vignettes:

...and this one by A Vintage Vine:


And I fell in love.

I wanted to create my own in the worst way! After a little searching, I found a great candidate: a metal-base table with a solid wood top.

Want to see my version?

The colors are "truest" on the first picture. I painted the tabletop black, then used my Silhouette to cut Roman numerals out of vinyl. With those in place (thanks to a 30-60-90 triangle from my kids' drawing tools), I painted over the outer circle in white, and the inner circle in gray. It needed a little sumpin', so I added a border (just below the numbers) in metallic silver. I distressed the heck out of it...using a chain (that's fun!) and a screwdriver and a lot of sandpaper!


Did you notice how the hands are in different places in each picture? That's because they're real hands! I told a friend of mine what I was doing, and she got all excited because she'd seen some metal clock hands at a local consignment shop. I couldn't drive there fast enough! They were just the right touch for my table. I bolted them on so they can be rotated freely.

Then...every table needs some chairs, right? This one did too.

I found four vintage-style folding chairs at Deseret Industries. They were that brassy metal color, and most of them had ripped-up seats. I painted the chairs black and recovered the seats in faux gray leather material, and then...



...I stenciled the Roman numerals for "3," "6," "9," and "12" on the seats!

I think this table would be such a fun gathering place on a covered patio, or even better...in a family room / game room.

Do you have time for a picnic?
A board game?
A craft project?

Well, maybe with this table...you would remember to make the time!




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17 comments:

All About Vignettes said...

Korrie I love the table, especially the addition of the hands. Stenciling the chairs was genious.

Kathy

Simply Bungalow said...

What a fun table. It looks wonderful!

shannon i olson said...

Love this, great look, good job!

Sue@Uniquely Chic said...

Wow....the table is great and I love those chairs too!

Jen said...

So chic! You never cease to amaze me! I am loving my chairs and stools thanks again! :)

Sharon (Roses and Rust) said...

I am blown away - your table looks incredible! and the chairs - fabulous job.

Linda said...

You sure make some awesome projects! I have an old wood top and metal hands I've been saving for a project like this...I'm inspired!

Rachel said...

Would you please pass me the ketchup at six o'clock? I can't reach it as I am sitting at high noon and the child who is sitting next to me at ten o'clock needs to be moved next to his father who his at six o'clock say...... put him at four o'clock. He is bugging me. The child. Not the father:D

Too fun!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks awesome! and i love the coordinating chairs- fantastic job!

Amy said...

OMG!!!!! I love, love clocks. I have them all over my house. This idea is the best. I am now going to watch for old broken clocks people want to get rid of. LOVE THIS!!!

Katie said...

OMG! I love this! Super creative and thrifty! I’d love if you stop by Sew Woodsy and link this project up!

once in a blue moon said...

that is darling!

Okio B Designs said...

Love! I'm really into clocks these days and your table came out fabulous! Coming over from SNS and a happy new follower!

Jeanine

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

You did a great job, love the weathered look.

missbmckay said...

Wow! What an amazing project. Totally Awesome! Can't wait to see more.

gail said...

Your table looks great! I did one last year, it was a lot of fun seeing the transformation.
gail

Barbara Jean said...

awesome! and adding numbers to the chairs, great idea!

blessings
barbara jean