DIY

An Overflowing of Opportunities

In part one, titled The Overflowing Toilet Effect, I had a reason to use the word toilet, but now that I’m referring to my own opportunities which were presented to me by others, I thought I might tone that down a bit- kind of like knocking some of the sawdust out of your hair, for…

DIY, Metal Clock Face, Giant Clocjk Face

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…

OHC Close Clock Face

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…

clock face numbers

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…

DIY Clock face

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…

Clock Face 1

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…

Giant Clock Face

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…

furniture makeover

Furniture Makeover- Bead Board Hutch Shelf

In preparation of an upcoming market, I needed to add a little “something” to a plain, little white painted wooden shelf.   I picked the shelf up at a thrift shop and quickly painted it a stark whitebecasue I needed it ASAP.  It had no back to it and wasn’t much of an attention grabber.  I…

rust,rusty, metal, yellow, car

Faking It

When I hear people talk about the word “patina” it seems to always be paired with a certain object.   I hear the word patina often used when someone is describing the aqua blue on an aged copper piece.  The deep brown of a metal object that has rusted past the beginning orange stages and onto…

bead board ironstone

The Big Beast Challenge Part 3

Monday was the big, big day. It was The Big Beast Delivery Day. I was so worried about how it would go.  Would the owner of the two antique, vintage and salvage shops love them or hate them?  Would she think they were great but not at all what she was looking for? Or could…