Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Faux Clock Face with Vinyl

It seems like such a long time ago I came home from curbshopping with this haul. 

Hmm, that could be ‘cause it WAS a long time ago!

I had to go wayyyy back in my picture files to find this.


So what’s the point? 

Just……bear with me here.

My pal Gail @ My Repurposed Life recently featured a deal with vinyl's from Say it On the Wall.

The offer was 30% off during the month of February! 

Well I went right over and bought this 24 inch clock face (along with a few other goodies)!

Click on the picture to get you to the page on the site.

You see, I just knew I had a table top somewhere that would be the perfect size for this vinyl.

I spray painted the table top heirloom white, sanded it back a bit, then applied the vinyl.

It was a bit trickier than I thought it would be.

In retrospect taking off the entire backing at once before I started to apply the vinyl was probably a very bad idea!

But I persevered (and peeled off numbers that stuck in places they weren’t supposed to)

Once I got the vinyl centered on the circle it was very easy to rub it on and peel back the top paper.


It was a little too bright for me so I rubbed some walnut gel-stain all over the face to age it a bit more.

Right now it’s leaning on my mantel.

I’m trying to decide whether to let it lean or hang it on the wall somewhere.

Don’t hold your breath.

It will probably stay right where it is for a long time!



Gee, I wonder if Laura makes vinyl's big enough to make a clock face out of this weathered plywood I found last year?


I suppose I’ll have to do this one the hard way.  

That project will have to wait for another day.

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  1. Very nice! Wow, you did a really good job getting that vinyl on there just perfect. I know how tricky that can be to work with. That big one would be awesome!

  2. Great use of the round table top. Love the clock face. It doesn't look like vinyl at all.

  3. Rose, I think your faux clock is wonderful! You did a super job. applying that vinyl can be tricky. I have a tute coming up soon about that.
    I really like the way this turned out!
    ohhh, that weathered piece! that's an awesome find that any junker would want!

  4. Oh I am in love with that clock... great job Rose... funny the first thing in my head when you said 24" clock was that board... It is just screaming to be a

  5. You never cease to amaze me!

  6. great use of the table top.

    Love to see what you have planned for that piece of plywood and those windows.

  7. Rose that looks wonderful! I like how you aged it! oh and I want that ladder!! hugs, LInda

  8. That looks great Rose. I like it leaning. I'm a big fan of leaning stuff. Much easier then hanging :)

  9. I have been trying to figure out how to paint my pub table, and now all I can see is a vinyl like that on top, oh that would be so cool!

    I love how that turned out!

  10. That clock looks absolutely gorgeous and stunning! I would definitely love to hang that on my living room wall.

  11. That clock looks elegant! I so love the looks and design of it! Great job!

  12. That is really cool, Rose! Is it going to be a clock? It looks great the way it is.

  13. I'm lovin' it sick! (Don't worry - that's an Aussie term for really liking something :)). It looks better with the stain on it too. This would be great as a table top. Hmmm, you've given me a great idea. Megs x

  14. Oh! It's it. So what is the diameter of your clock face? by the way, it does look great right where it is.

    That large plywood circle is awesome; clock face too? maybe? or an old looking! I won't be able to sleep with all the possibilities. :)

  15. Hi Rose,
    Come on by my blog as I have found the perfect solution for my stairs to carry things up and down. I took what I had at home and ended up spending nothing at all.


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