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…

Industrial, Industrial romance

Experimenting with Style Part 2

In preparing for market season to begin, I decided to conduct a Style Experiment.  I had received some very good advice from a long time business woman in the antique, vintage and salvage business world and I decide to act on it.  She encouraged me to find my style and stay true to it.  What…

A Vintage DIY Wedding

Once Operation Big Texas Secret was complete and everyone was in the know, the wedding planning began. Are you the least bit surprised?! My Mom, sister and I talked excitedly about all aspects of planning a wedding for hours.  It was a fragmented, disjointed, unorganized conversation full of interruptions and sudden ideas that would bubble…

Farmhouse Style

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…

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…

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…

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…

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…