An Emergency Trip to Texas Part 2

By the time Friday hit and it was time to set the whole plan in motion, I was a nervous wreck.  I had almost said something to my mom a dozen times and was sweating each and every time I got off the phone for her.  This secret keeping stuff was not for the faint…

An Emergency Trip to Texas

I flew into Texas, last Friday evening, for a last minute, unexpected, have-to-get-home-now kind of trip.  The last and only time I’ve ever had to do a trip like that was for one of the worst reasons you could dream up- my Dad was in the hospital and the doctors were issuing a prepare- for-the-worst…

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Experimenting with Style

 I recently participated in an antique, vintage and salvage market as a vendor.  As I was preparing for the market, I decided to take a chance and conduct a style experiment.  My experiment consisted of choosing one of two styles that I seem to swing between or mix together. The first is the Farmhouse style. My…

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Latest Loves: Clock Faces

As you can tell from the finished DIY Giant Clock Face Project, I have a serious love for clock faces, large and small.  Over the past several years, clock faces have come and gone and I’ve regretted selling most of them… …and there have been a few that I dreamed about but had to choose…

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DIY Giant Clock Face Reveal Round 2

Last Friday, at the very last second, I realize I had made a very big mistake with my clock face project.  I had messed up the roman numeral for the number four… I had to go back and fix it because once you noticed the mistake, it might as well have been written in blinking…

The Clock Face Reveal Disaster

So…here is how this post was supposed to go: Before we get to the final reveal of the DIY Giant Clock Face Project, I had a few last things to do. When I painted the black roman numerals on the surface of the metal clock face, I decided they looked too new so I sanded…

DIY Giant Clock Face Project: Clock Numbers

After faking rust and weathered paint, I had finally arrived at the point of adding clock numbers.  I went back and forth, back and forth between numbers and roman numerals.  I told myself that I had an old, outdoor metal table top waiting in the wings to use numbers on and made the final decision…

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Faking It: Weathered Paint

With the rust and pitted texture phase, also known as Faking It: Rust of the DIY Giant Clock Face complete, I moved my Giant Clock Face Project inside. I laid plastic over my dining room table, taped it down and put my clock face on top of it. I was now ready to move on to…

Faking It: Rust

Since falling in love with giant clock faces but being brought back down to earth by the I-am-now-sick-to-my-stomach prices, I decided to go extreme DIY and make a giant clock face myself. (This is the technical step-by-step guide into how I created my own rust, rusty texture for my giant clock face. ) I have…

DIY Giant Clock Face Project

I love giant old clock faces- the kind that look like they were retired from an ancient clock tower and tossed into the tall grass, in the English hillside or in a lavender field in the French countryside where it sat for the next 20 years.   I imagine the clock face being discovered by a…