Thursday, October 1, 2015

~thrifty Thursday~ {French clock}

I was at the goodwill last week and came upon a pair of metal clock hands for $9.99 plus 50% off.
I would be lying if I said I hadn't been on the lookout for a pair.
I have forever been wanting to make a large clock.

While I was driving home I remembered seeing a large white metal table top at a friends garage sale last summer. Not thinking she'd still have it since it was a year ago, I decided to ask her just in case.

And guess what, she still had it and said she'd sell it to me for $10!

The tabletop is huge, 42" to be exact.
The clock hands were the perfect size.
I cleaned up the table and spray painted the clock hands black.

I found a clock image I liked online and penciled it all out before painting it.

My husband is going to weld the clock hands on, for now they are just resting there for the picture.

After I painted it, I did scuff it up a little bit with some sandpaper to age it, then sealed it with a matte varathane.

Now I just need to find the perfect spot for it.
Not bad for $15!



Ivy and Elephants said...

This clock is amazing! I absolutely love it! Fantastic job! I would love it if you could share it at our WIW link party.


Unknown said...

What a perfect marriage if pieces. Luv this!

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amy of studio four corners said...

wow...I've been wanting to make a large clock like this too...have the table top...but not the hands...found at Goodwill - lucky you! its fantastic!

Little Farmstead said...

Super cool! You'll have to post more pics when you find its home - - I would love to get a better sense of its scale... because it sounds amazingly big. Great statement piece! ~julie

[email protected] said...

You are so talented! The fact that you took an old tabletop that would ordinarily be thrown out and turned it into such a fabulous piece of art is unreal. I love it!!

Unknown said...

You are full of amazing talent! Looks fantastic! So inspiring.

AntiqueChase said...

seriously wow!!!

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Unknown said...

Thanks for the inspiration. Where did you purchase the clock hand? Will it be a working clock?

Cecilia said...

That will be a huge wow wherever you put it! How cool!

Kathy said...

Simply AMAZING ~ I have been to Chateau Thierry, just East of Paris, it is the memorial of the U.S. Marines that fought and died during WW1 ~ also a very cool champagne company, Pannier has a tour there that we took, so whenever I have seen this clock I have wanted it~ Bravo you nailed it girl!!!

Unknown said...

What vision

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