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

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…

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…

Latest Loves: Wooden Crates

I grew up having free reign to my grandfather’s big workshop and, later, to my Dad’s extensive collection of tools.  I was given complete access to all kinds of hand tools and there was no shortage of scrap wood and nails to create to my hearts content.  I would watch my Dad as he created solid…

The Big Beast Challenge

I recently committed myself to a challenge where one part of me is asking, “What were you thinking?!”  while the other part of me is saying, “Rock on!  Let’s do this!” Let me explain… Two weeks ago, I made a  furniture delivery to the owner of a retail store.  I have been working in partnership…

Latest Loves: Metal Bins and Baskets

Welcome to the newest addition to the Old House Chic Blog: Latest Loves! In the Latest Loves Series, I’ll be introducing my loves, must haves, obsessions and addictions in home design and decorating. My loves are usually the things I’m willing to dodge cars and hurtle over people in order to get to it first, buy no matter…

How To Saturdays: The Barn Wood Look Part 2

Last week’s How To Saturday was the first of a two part technique of how you can get the barn wood look.  I developed this technique, through lots of trial and error, just for my Farmhouse Table Project from Hell to make new wood look old. Just to review, the two parts include:  1.  Creating a Chalk…