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DIY Clock Face Table with Metallic Paint

Have you ever had one of those bummer moments when you realize what you thought was true, really wasn’t? Well, in this case, it’s my own fault for not asking. When I drove to go pick it up, this table was not what I had expected. ahem. Today is Furniture Fixer Uppers day, where my friends and I share a furniture makeover hoping to inspire you. This little gem is about to become a DIY clock face table. Let’s get this party started!

Round Accent Table Before Makeover |

Here’s how the story goes… I found the listing for this table on a local market. My first thought was that since it wasn’t too far away I would just pick it up while out. Well, I ended up getting sick kids and didn’t feel like running out, but did anyway to keep my commitment to the seller. I had showed the picture of the table to my kids and they like they idea of me getting it too.


When I drove up to the seller’s garage, I paused and went…”oh no.” It sat smack in the middle of the garage looking like a dollhouse table. haha. I wish I could have seen my face! I guess I was expecting a sort of plants stand height and size because that it how it was described. However, there were no dimensions in the listing so I should have known better. Lesson learned.

Upon closer inspection, I found the top was made of MDF. and not quite what I expected. Since I drove all that way and wasted gas, I figured I better come home with it anyway. He took less for it and I was happy enough.

Round Accent Table Top with Glass Insert |

When things don’t go quite as planned, I take this as my artistic license to change it up as I see fit. I played around with a few ideas, but kept coming back to the DIY clock face table. So here we go.


First, I lightly sanded the table, tightened up all the joints, and took out the tapestry fabric and glass.

Disassembled Accent Table |

Next, I chose to add a dark base using the same custom color I used in my Farmhouse Kitchen Canisters project. My Round Brush is perfect for this as it easily knocks out that turned pedestal and legs. I can’t say enough how the right style brush can make the job easy.

Painting Base Coat on DIY Clock Face Table |

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Once that coat cured, I decided to add a bit of glam to the table using my English Brown metallic paint using the same Round Brush. Isn’t that pretty? In the past, I’ve used it on few pieces before and love the look.

Modern Masters Metallic Paint for DIY Clock Face Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

After two coats of the brown, my little DIY clock face table just needs the clock. haha. I found some free printable clock faces HERE, and found the clock hands over HERE. Thankfully, I was able to put the images all together in my Photoshop software.

Here it is all finished up and set by my channel back chair and my feed sack ottoman.

Rustic Farmhouse Style Living Room with DIY Clock Face Table | #prodigalpieces #furniture #diy #home #homedecor

DIY Clock Face Table Top | by Prodigal Pieces |


A little bit of whimsy is always a fun way to add that unexpected element to your decor. The face reads, “Coffee Break Time! Let’s Talk Over a Cup of Coffee.” Love it! Even though I don’t drink coffee. hee hee.

Cozy Farmhouse Style with DIY Clock Face Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Rustic Clock Face Table for Farmhouse Industrial Style Decor by Prodigal Pieces |

And that dark metallic paint goes will with the coffee theme, don’t you think?

Metallic Painted Round Table by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces |

Finally, I hope are inspired to see past the obvious (like tiny little tables you thought were bigger) to see the potential. There are so many ways to change up our decor on a budget. As a result, all you need is a willing DIY spirit.

If you love this fun piece, you can find it and more available in my online shop. (SOLD)

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In addition, pin and share this fun DIY clock face table to inspire others to see past the obvious and envision the potential too. Thank you!

An outdated side table gets a facelift with metallic paint and whimsy for a DIY clock face table | Tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | #prodiglapieces #diy #home #homedecor #homedecorideas #furniture #vintage #farmhouse

Up next, {{dramatic music begins}} I will FINALLY have our kitchen reveal for you. GASP!! HEAD HERE.

Outdated Kitchen Remodel with New Flooring by Prodigal Pieces |

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Now, check out what my Furniture Fixer Upper gals have for you this month!

Furniture Fixer Uppers October 2018 |

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Also, more projects like this DIY clock face table:

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23 replies on “DIY Clock Face Table with Metallic Paint”

Oh I hate when I go to pick something up only to be disappointed. I have done that a few times and always end up buying it anyway because I feel bad. You made this super cute and it is a fun conversation piece! XO

I was given a table that looks a lot like this..thanks for the inspiration!! Would love to win the brushes to start on it soon. I love all your makeovers!!! Thanks

Did you say “kitchen reveal”? Woot woot, so excited! Love what you did with this little pedestal tea..ahem…coffee table. It was begging to be a clock face table and adding the typography took it to another level! It won’t last long in your shop.

I can only imagine the look on your face when you first saw it. But as usual, you took this poor little table to something beautiful. Great job and can’t wait to see the kitchen reveal!

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