April 12, 2010

A Timeless transformation... literally!

Last week I gave you a sneak peek of this table I 

was starting to work on...

She got a good sanding and a coat of

the new Behr paint+primer in an antique

white (scored the quart for only $3.00 at Home Depot

a few weeks ago) and because it was a mistint it was worth the try

to see what the hype was about.

Overall...I am not sure it is worth the higher price tag  for this brand

but the color turned out nice.

I gave it a little distressing magic (aka sanding) and it still

needed a little something to make it pop.

So I decided that since it was a ROUND table....

to make it look like a clock!!

Since I don't have one of those fancy- shmancy

scrapbooking vinyl cutter machines,

I printed out the numerals on paper 

and then cut them to fit on the table top.

I then used the "poor man's" transfer method of flipping the image over 

and coloring the backside with a charcoal or graphite pencil...

I only outlined the letter otherwise the charcoal gets REALLY messy

(trust me...I learned the hard way!)

Next, flip the image back over and trace the outline once again...

now the charcoal on the back will transfer onto the surface

of the table!

Like M-A-G-I-C!!

Ok...I obviously need to get out more often!! lol

Anyways...here I am about 1/2 way through...

almost done....ohh my back

(from being hunched over for so long!!)

and then a few highlights...

This took me about 3 hours to complete the numbering...

a little time consuming but so worth it when the end result is this:

I opted not to add hands on the clock as I thought it 

would look too cluttered...

what do you think?

I am sharing this here:

and here:

and here too!



  1. Wow, that looks amazing! I love the numbering, very cool:)

  2. Love it! Great idea with the clock. I just started painting 2 pieces that I found in the trash this weekend. Thanks for the inspiration. stop by and check them out at the end of the week. :)

  3. So beautiful! Great idea ~ I agree, no hands. Very glad I stopped by!

  4. I agree - no hands. Great job! Dropping by from BNOTP.

  5. Your table turn out fantastic! Love the clock idea, and agree about the hands. Well worth the time!


  6. Amazing job, Karen!! I love it. So glad I stopped by!

    Happy Met Monday!


  7. WONDERFUL! ...and just look at your little highlights! another great job!

  8. Wow that is so creative! I love it!
    Thanks for stopping by my blog! :)
    Amber @ It's Greener Over Here

  9. I think it is most wonderful!!

  10. This turned out great...and you did a wonderful job painting the numbers.

  11. Love this!! You did an amazing job on it and love the whimsical numbers. I love when a piece of furniture goes from plain to amazing!!


  12. I totally love it! it turned out so good - cant wait to see your next project! How did you like the paint - is it worth the extra money? (that is if you dont luck out with a mistint)

    I just started my blog a couple of days ago - pop in and say hi sometime!

  13. I think you did a marvelous job. It looks awesome. I love it.

  14. Wow!! I love it ~ you have the patience of a Saint. I think we all need a good tutorial on white paint and which brand is best, easiest to use, color color color and the biggest - to prime or not to prime? I have a milion jobs to do this Spring. Fabulous job on the numbering.

  15. Great idea! I think it turned out perfect. Thanks so much for sharing this with us.

    Enjoy your day!


  16. I Love It ~ Thanks for Sharing this Before & After with Us All....

  17. What a great idea. you did a wonderful job on this. I think you need to "sell" this idea to PB or Ballards, really cool!

  18. Gorgeous makeover!!! Thank you for sharing!

  19. Super cute idea, it turned out adorable!!! Thanks so much for sharing it with us! Debbie @ Cottage Hann~Me~Downs

  20. the numbers definitely made it! looks fabulous . . . great job!

  21. Soooo clever. I LOVE it. You've taken it to a whole new level.

    Warm blessings,

  22. I just did a faux clock last month, on a much larger scale! It makes you see round tables in a whole new light, doesn't it?
    Your table is beautiful. great job.

  23. Your stool has such gorgeous legs! What you did to the top just makes it so unique and absolutly wonderful!!

  24. A great idea and a wonderful finished piece.

  25. I am featuring this at somedaycrafts.blogspot.com. Grab My "featured" button.

  26. great job! This would be awesome in my bedroom as a nightstand.


  27. Wowzer it is beautiful!!
    smiles, alice

  28. This looks fantastic! What a great idea to do the clock and the Roman Numerals turned out great {I don't have a Cricut or anything either so I have to print and stencil,too}. I don't think you need the hands because you'll have stuff on the table and won't see them anyway. Great project!

    Visiting from SNS.

  29. I love the numbers but I really love the chunkiness of this piece.