Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Knock-Off Clock Table

I have very sad news to share today…this is going to be my last coffee table post (for a while, at least). Yes, it is true. After refinishing FIVE coffee tables this spring/summer, I am out! There are no more in my garage. (I think I might cry just a little.)

For the record, there was the French Chocolate table (that one is mine), Café table, the Postcard table (that one my little sister claimed), and the Black Coffee table! Oh, and then there was the French Twist table (not technically a coffee table, but sometimes I put my hot chocolate on it).

For this last one, I did branch out a little…no French ads here! Instead, how about a little….Roman??

Ever since I made this clock table in the spring, I wanted to do it again, but on a smaller scale, and more like the Pottery Barn clock I have admired so much…

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. So…I had been on the hunt for a round coffee table!

And what did I find? This beautiful $8 maple table from a garage sale.

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You can’t see it, but there was quite a crack in the top, and that’s why I got such a great deal. For my purposes, a little crack wasn’t going to deter me!

I painted the whole table barely off-white, but then I also brushed on at other shades of white and cream to give it some depth.

clock coffee table

Not wanting to waste paper or vinyl, I used my Silhouette to cut a single I, V, and X out of paper, and traced them with a pencil onto the table top. (No, I did NOT use an overhead projector! That’s a shocker.) Then I filled in the outlines with black acrylic paint.

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I heavily distressed this table (well, it was heavy for me), and then I glazed it in both black and brown.

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I really loved the aged feel of this piece.

pottery barn clock table

Hope you enjoyed a coffee table in a different language! Winking smile

distressed clock table


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This project has been featured at Saved by Love Creations, Knock Off Decor, My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia, Copy Cat Crafts, A Little Knick Knack, Bless My Nest, Sisters of the Wild West, and The DIY Show Off.

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Linking up to these great parties here.

83 comments:

Ruffles and Relics said...

That is beautiful!! I will miss your coffee tables... they are an inspiration!

Becca said...

Love this one too, Korrie! It could be my favorite! You have to find more...I will miss seeing them refinished.

Kim @ A Brush of Whimsy said...

That's AWESOME!

Lisa said...

Gorgeous!

Myszka said...

All your tables are gorgeous! I like this one as well:)

Susan @ homeroad.net said...

I think I like this one the best! Love it girl!
Susan

ChRiS said...

love it love it loveeee it and for 8 bucks wow!!!!!!!!!

Brandi said...

Great makeover, Korrie!!! it looks absolutely beautiful!!!

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks awesome! love it! i have always wanted to do one of these (well maybe not always, but for a year or two!). you did a beautiful job, korrie!

Mariaelena said...

WOW...you are good!!!...love it...Mariaelena

fran said...

your "Italian" is just as beautiful as your French. I have to get a Silouette.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

That's a beauty Korrie!

gail said...

LOVE it, I love all clocks. I made one a couple of years ago, so I think this has me itching to make another!
great job Korrie!
gail

Tara Leigh said...

awesome job!!!! beautiful table!!!!

Suzy www.savedbysuzy.blogspot.com said...

Say it isn't so...no more coffee tables! I love all of the tables you have done and this one is definitely a showstopper. Great job!

Twice Nice said...

Love it! But then I've loved all your coffee tables. My guess is you'll run into another coffee table you can't resist at a garage sale soon! I'm that way with buffets...I have 4 in my workshop right now. Deb

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Wow! You certainly are talented...I am so Loving this table! Sorry to hear you have no more tables left...I hope you find more, soon! You are an inspiration to all!

Betsy (BB) said...

I love it! The clock is a great addition to the top! Thanks for sharing such a great idea!

shanbmc said...

I have a small round side table that I want to redo...think I just found the plan! Thanks for sharing!

Nicole {Home for Hire} said...

So darling and fun! I love it :)
Great job!

Ana said...

Oh Korrie,
I absolutely love it! How funny, I had just told my hubby that I was looking for something big and round to paint a clock face on, but I want it for a wall...But the coffee table idea is just fantastic. Sad that this will be your last coffee table for a while, but looking forward to other projects you'll be working on. Have a wonderful day.

Hugs and Kisses,
♥Ana

Kristal said...

Hey Korrie, sorry I'm behind on some of your post. I have been so inspired I have spent the better part of the last two weeks trying to make a dent in all the junk laying around so that I can squeak out a place to start working! You have been so inspiring and sorry to hear about the coffee table ban, but I'm sure you will be finding other items to create with!!

XoXo,
Kristal

Lauren Anslee said...

I'm pretty sure i'm obsessed with this table! I LOVE clocks and this just totally inspired me!

Ido said...

I absolutely love this table, I've been wanting to make a clock for my kitchen but hadn't had the time, may be that'll be my next project.
XXX Ido

Adrianne said...

This is so beautiful, I just love it. Make me one? Okay, okay, your how-to makes it seem pretty do-able, I bet I really *could* make one myself. Thanks for the inspiration!

I'm hosting my *first ever* link party tomorrow - it opens tonight at 5:00 EDT in a couple hours. I'd love for you to come by and link this beauty up. :)

Happy to be your newest follower ~ Adrianne
happyhourprojects.blogspot.com

bj said...

Just absolutely AWESOME..girl, you have talent just ozzing out everywhere. I love this ...
and I really want a clock like that PB one, on the wall. ummmm...so pretty.
I look forward to seeing more of your work..even if you're out of coffee tables, I KNOW you will find other things to make beautiful.:)

ImSoVintage said...

I love it. I have always coveted that Pottery Barn clock

Firecracker Kid said...

Wow, it's superb! I love it!
Carol

stellar junk said...

Gorgeous!!!

vikki said...

OK now I am on the look out for a round table. Love it.

Gypsy Heart said...

LOVE.IT! You are so creative and talented ~ love seeing all your projects. I must say that you must find more tables though...you can't leave us in withdrawal mode. :-)

I have a great giveaway going right now ~ stop by if you can.

xo
Pat

the nayz said...

What a great way to dress up a round table. This would look amazing as a dining table too.

stacinay.blogspot.com

Elizabeth (Blue Clear Sky) said...

Adorable, and hard to believe it started as that little $8 table. Thanks so much for stopping by and for your kind comment on my faux grain sack pillow. I added your blog to my sidebar so I can continue to be inspired by your great projects-and not miss any!

Shelly @A Creative Space said...

I bet they wish they had their table back... awesome job!

Beth said...

I thought about doing a small accent table with this design, but I'm really really liking your BIG one . . . a lot!! I passed on a matching coffee table & end table set for $45 today. I knew I'd regret it. All I keep thinking about is your tables.

Karyn said...

I just love all of your tables.... and I finally found one for me to try some of your techniques on.

Heaven's Walk said...

Korrie - I hope you know what an incredible inspiration you continue to be to me, sweetie! I just adore each and every table you've shared with us, and I've bookmarked every single one. I plan on making one verrrry soon, so I thank you for the tutorials! You rock!! :)

xoxo laurie

Chi-Chi Studio Designs said...

You have the coolest tables! I had a round table and almost did a clock on it, but I chickened out. Thank you for the inspiration (and encouragement)!

imsteelefullofscrap said...

SO lucky I have been on the search for one for a year now and no luck or I find one of those old round tables that have the shiny laminate stuff it turned out just beautiful!!!!

oops! said...

Your cute and so is the roman table!

Terri said...

This is the cutest table, EVER...now I will be on the hunt for a round coffee table or find a way to repurpose something else! Love it~

Tanya Anurag said...

The table is AWESOME. I am sooooooooo pinning it :) Thanks for sharing.

Saw your link on 'French Country Cottage'. I am hosting my first Link-up party - Tea Time Thursdays. Would be glad to see some of your awesome posts there. Hope to see ya at the party :)

http://tanyaanurag.blogspot.com/2011/08/celebrating-one-party-time.html

Corinna said...

This is gorgeous! LOVE it!

Tami said...

I suppose we're becoming members of a mutual admiration society!
I love this table! Now I'm going to be on the lookout for a round table and could kick myself for getting rid of my old one!
Fondly, Tami
www.thisandthatfromtami.blogspot.com

The Painted Parlor said...

Girl you're one talented chika! Love it!!

Julie

Saving Grace said...

LOVE this!!! So creative!

Pamela said...

Love this table!! You just gave me inspiration for a lil round table I am working on for our guest room!

Missy @ Chateau Chic Boutique said...

This turned out great! I love it. Thanks for sharing your inspirational projects.
Have a great weekend!
Missy

WhyCuzICan said...

The shape is great, the inspiration of the clock face makeover is JUST EXACTLY what it needed. Man, you are goo'oood!

::handing you a hankie for your tears for lack of any more coffee tables in your garage::

Visiting from Funky Junk Interiors Linky Party,

With smiles from NW Illinois,
Suzanne

judi said...

hi korrie,
i found you on sns #93 and so glad i did! this table is A+mazing. i love the look and the distressing/glazing is perfect. this gives me an idea for a failed project i have. thanks for the inspiration. and now i'm going to check out the rest of your tables as i'm sure they are just as beautiful.
judi

Kaye said...

Love this idea; I've recently become infatuated w/old clock faces......You're a trend-setter for sure!!!

Thanks for more inspiration!

Kei said...

That looks gorgeous! I love old clock motifs!

Trulieunique said...

This turned out beautiful! I love it!

Gina said...

That's gorgeous...quite a transformation!

MariaS said...

Absolutely gorgeous! Great job! Bookmarking!

Christina Marie said...

This turned out so beautifully!
New follower, hope you can stop by sometime =)

Kelli said...

I've got a round kitchen table and I've been toying with this idea. After seeing your work, I definitely will be do it. Thank you.

NYCLQ said...

Spotted your table post over at The DIY Showoff - and it looks truly A-MAZING!!! What a fantastic transformation!! xo

:D Lynda

Meg said...

It looks amazing! I love Roman! ;) It's a great table, and while I'm sad you're done with coffee tables, I'm excited to see what else is up your sleeve!

Cindy said...

I love it! It's the most unique coffee table that I have seen for a long time. I would love to make one like that!
Hugs, Cindy

Rachel (Lines across my face) said...

Wow beautiful! What a great idea! I love clocks and this turned out great. I would love it if you would stop by and share at the link party going on right now at Lines Across My Face.
:)Rachel
http://linesacrossmyface.blogspot.com/2011/08/cure-for-common-monday-3-craft-link.html

Bethany @ A Fish Who Likes Flowers said...

You did a beautiful job repainting this coffee table!! It turned out really well.

Jessica Monte said...

Beautiful! I hope more coffee tables come along for you! I love your designs!

Audra @ The Kurtz Corner said...

What an awesome table! I would have never thought to do that. Yours turned out so beautiful, way to go! I'd love for you to link up at my Tuesday Tutorials link party! I'll be hosting one every Tuesday, the link is open now :) Hope to see you there!

http://www.thekurtzcorner.com/2011/08/tuesday-tutorials-link-party-1.html

Sylvia said...

I absolutely love that table!!! Never thought an ugly brown round table could look so good! Great job!!!

Sylvia

andrea said...

Just amazing what some paint can do! You made this little table look like a million dollars. Your newest follower, Andrea @ townandprairie Hope you will stop by :)

Claire said...

WOW!!!!!!!!!!!!This is amazing!

Candace @ Candace Creations said...

AMAZING! I fell in love with that clock when I saw it in the pb catalog too! I love your spin on it!

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

Wow! I love that!! It really came out so great!! Looks so expensive!!

love, mj said...

This turned out AMAZING! I NEED one! Thanks so much for the idea!!!

From Inspiration To Realization said...

oooh i love this one! the color is gorgeous!very good idea!

The DIY Show Off said...

Korrie - this is beautiful! Wow! I love it! Great job, girl! Thanks so much for sharing your creativity in the DIY Project Parade! I'm sharing a link back in this week's highlights! ;)

Roeshel

Claire said...

Hi- Just wanted you to know I featured you today on my blog as one of my favorites!

Amy Gilman and Emily Lee (Sisters of the Wild West) said...

thanks for linking up!! we featured you!! ypur table is FABULOUS!!!

Kristin @ My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia said...

I love this!!! So pretty, I'll be featuring it tomorrow.

XO
Kristin

dgmills said...

I absolutely LOVE your clock table. So creative.
dgmills

Carole @ Blue Chateau Interiors said...

I think this comment officially makes me a coffee-table stalker. :)

You do amazing work! Thanks for sharing your talent.

Amanda said...

We liked this so much over at Copycat Crafts that we have decided to feature it! You can view it here
http://www.copycatcrafts.com/clock-table-inspiration/

We'd love it if you'd like to display a featured button! You can grab your button on the right hand side of your post. Thanks!

Judy said...

You did such a great job on that coffee table. It looks straight out of a catalog. Very impressive.

Teresa@oursoutherncountryhomeandfarm said...

I have one very silly question (because I have several round coffee tables in my garage). How did you place the roman numerals so evenly around the table? They are so perfectly placed, and I'm not sure I can do that, but really want to try.

DaisyExpress said...

Wonderful job on your clock table. We are working on one too but very slowly. You can see what we area up to on facebook....Daisyexpress.

Great site too....a new follower of yours

Whimsey Creations said...

Love this!!!

Krista said...

That table is gorgeous! I love it so much that I have been trying to recreate it! How do you get your letters to not smudge all over when you are distressing it? I have had to restart 2 times now :( how long did you wait between painting the numerals and distressing?

Thanks