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…

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…

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…

Latest Loves: Old Toolboxes

The first metal tool box that caught my eye was buried among tools and construction supplies in lonely corner of a thrift store.  It was a forest green metal tool box, with metal latches and a metal handle on the top.  It seemed like my version of “well loved”- scratched, dented, dinged, mssing paint and…

Junk Drunk Part 2

If you are up to date with the first part of this post, Junk Drunk Part 1, you know that Junk Intoxication is in full force and getting worse… I teetered and tottered across the street (where seconds before, I almost got hit by a car)  as my purse banged against my leg, upside down…

How to Identify a Junk Addict

Sometimes I catch Mr. Old House Chic looking at me like he just doesn’t get the addiction of the antique, vintage, salvage and junk world. He is hugely supportive unless I ask him to do something dangerous/unrealistic or will piss off my Mama if I get hurt. A good example would be the request of…