Tuesday, June 19, 2012

It's 5:00 O'clock Somewhere!

This table started off a little wobbly. So I carefully pried the legs off, glued and clamped them.
Sturdy and good as new. I painted it in a light coastal turquoise and just wasn't feelin' it. So it sat in the reject pile in my basement.

I saw this very cool sign with a clock face on Pinterest and remembered I had the reject laying around. Happily found The Whimsical Wife who had a great tip on how to enlarge an image without Staples or a printer that has this feature. She also used The Graphics Fairy clock face.

Sanded down the turquoise paint to the bare wood and used graphite paper to trace the image. I used a #4 flat and #1 liner brush to paint on the numbers and clock hands. I traced the hand w/ my liner and then filled it in.








Water down your paint to an ink like consistency and don't freak if it's not perfect. After all, it's hand painting, not a stencil. Good brushes make all the difference.

After I painted the numbers and hands, I stained the top w/ Minwax English Chestnut and painted the table legs black.

Notice the hands are just about pushing 5:00. This was no accident :)





I really got into painting this. It's been a while since I did any kind of detailed painting and I really love how it turned out.

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14 comments:

Allison@FabRehab said...

This is one of my favorites of yours! You are on a roll!

Peggy57 said...

It turned out so lovely. I love the clock face and the lovely wood grain showing through. Great job

Shauna said...

The wood grain is absolutely beautiful! Great job on the table.

Kim @ Lilson Inc said...

love this! what a great idea :)

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

THIS TURNED OUT BEAUTIFUL, GREAT IDEA!

Yvonne @ StoneGable said...

This is a masterpiece! Just beautiful!

shellyandrade said...

Oh my gosh... your clock table turned out so awesome!! LOVE IT!!! Shelly Andrade

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

that looks awesome! and the top is stunning- you made the right choice i think!

Dee said...

I love the wood grain. Clock faces are my obsession. Your's turned out beautiful. Dee from My Painted Stuff.

Cynthia said...

I found you DIY and this table is fantastic. I love it, it is so chic.

Cynthia

The Polka Dot Closet said...

Sue, I am so copying that!! It is just plain gorgeous and your painting....Well, all I can say is you must not drink coffee LOL!

Carol

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

This turned out beautifully!

The Whimsical Wife said...

Love your clock face table! It turned out beautifully! Glad my blog helped you with it! ;-)

suzyq said...

This is unbelievable!!! I'm here from Miss Mustard Seed - where I have a roman clock table - labelled........
you guessed it - It's 5 o'clock somewhere.............
Yours turned out lovely - your newest follower - would love to have you come by and follow back
( because great minds think alike you know, lol )
Hugs,
Suzan