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Clock Face Table ~ A Trash to Treasure Tale

Are you ready for some trashy goodness? Don’t worry, this is a kid-friendly post. I’m talking about trashure – one lady’s trash is a little boy’s treasure. tee hee. Today is Trash to Treasure Tuesday where my blogger friends and I show you how we take unwanteds and turn them into new treasures. You’ll see their projects at the end of this post. Scroll down to see a clock face table makeover.Trash to Treasure Transformations by 5 Awesome DIY Bloggers

If you follow me on social media, you would have seen that a few months back my older kids had been working on their own furniture projects and my youngest boy was aching to find a project of his own. His Grandpa had brought over a couple of wooden shelves for him and his older sister to work on, but his broke.

He was so bummed and kept asking me when we could find him something to work on. Then it happened…we were headed in for the evening and he ran up to me excitedly proclaiming that a lady a couple of houses down had just thrown away a chair, or something like it, and it could be his. You can imagine he peaked my interest, so I told him we would check first thing in the morning since it was dark outside.

Do you think he slept in. No siree. He was out of bed lickety-split and we headed down to take a look. I must tell you that he has his mother’s genes. Look at this little gem he found. (notice the angelic light shining! I did not add it – btw.)

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

A little shabby, yes, but full of potential! Can you see how proud he was? My heart melted. Sadly though, we were completing our patio makeover and I had several custom orders to take care of before I could work with him on his table. I promised him as soon as I was done, his would come first. Now was the time. Yay!

First, we removed those tiny finials and trim (he has oodles of ideas of how we can repurpose them), and then repaired the base to be strong again. Here’s what the top looked like after that…

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

The top looked like a clock face to us, so a clock face table it will be. We sanded it down together for the most part, but I let him have at it for a while. How cute!

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Why do they have to grow up so fast? sigh…

After the sanding was done, it was time to cut some dowel to fit those holes.

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

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Easy so far, and looking better already. Then, we stained the top using one of my favorite stains, Sunbleached stain by Rust-Oleum, that we used on our bedroom floor and on this coffee table.

I wanted to help create texture on the table as well, so just like I did in my shipping crate table tutorial, we did a glazing. See the difference between plain stain and glazing?

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

If you want to know how I make my glazing, you can read about it here.

Once the glazing was dry, we used the DecoArt Old World Numbers stencil and the DecoArt Chalky Finish Paint in Carbon I have used previously to design the clock face.

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

He helped me stencil and than manned the hairdryer to make the work go faster. He loved this part.

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Painting the base was left to him. I watched and gave tips, but he did the work.

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

To finish it off, we distressed and he kept repeating to me, “Mama, this is crazy. We’re taking the paint off we just put on. We’re going to have to paint it again!) ahahaha….I love it. ♥ We used my wax to give it a nice protected finish. Ready for his reveal?

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Ta Da! Hard to believe it is the same table, isn’t it? Now it’s a clock face table. Bravo little dude!

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

I love the vintage feel it has, and he loves counting the numbers over and over. I think he did an awesome job, and you can bet I’m one proud mama to be able to offer it in my shop. (SOLD!) UPDATE: This has sold to a client in another state, so he not only learned some geography, but also increased his savings. He is so tickled!

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Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpiecesWe both would love it if you pinned and shared his clock face table so others can think outside the trash too. Happy trashure hunting!

Beaten up table set out for trash turned it into a vintage style clock face table. A trash to treasure transformation by Prodigal Pieces www.prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

If you want to see his next project, we had a blast working on this little plant stand together. Come see the after HERE.

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Comments

  1. Lourdes G says

    Love the table. He did a great job. Love the su bleached stain with the numbers and then aged. I can only imagine how proud you must be of him. It’s so great to see children take an interest in something that allows them to work with their hands.

    • Larissa says

      I am very proud of him because he didn’t quit. Thank you, Lourdes, for saying so!

  2. Jamie says

    WOW oh WOW! What a transformation! One of my favorites so far!!! He’s a pro already! Great Job!!

    • Larissa says

      Awesome! He loves hearing what you all have to say. Thank you for the love!

  3. heather says

    He should be so proud! What a great job you guys did! Such a cool idea, too!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Heather! He is definitely loving the attention. Who wouldn’t? 😉

  4. Christy @Confessions of a Serial Do-it-Yourselfer says

    First of all this table looks AMAZING! Second, kudos to your little helper for all his hard work! I love that he was so excited about helping! I had my oldest put together my Rast for me, and he thought it was the best thing ever! 🙂

    • Larissa says

      Thank you so much, Christy! I am reading all the comments to him and he loves the attention. I bet your guy was excited. Good for you!

  5. Lisa says

    He is a natural!! Love it!! It looks so much better!

    • Larissa says

      I think so! He did a great job – thanks for saying so.

  6. Cecilia says

    Oh how cute! (Your son) 🙂 He did a great job on his table. It turned out very nice! Good eye for seeing the potential. I find it so heartwarming you are teaching your children how to turn trash to treasure!

    • Larissa says

      Oh, thought you were talking about me. 😉 He did do a wonderful job and didn’t quit the whole way. I love it!

  7. Fawn Nelson says

    Such a great job.. Well done to the little guy. How cool is that! The table is really great just love it .

    • Larissa says

      Yay!! We had fun and will have memories of this whole story to share for a lifetime. Thanks!

    • Larissa says

      He did good. Thank you for saying so, Nancy. Now on to the next trashure!

    • Larissa says

      Absolutely! I don’t know what I’m going to do when they’re grown and gone, but I’m loving every minute.

  8. Keri says

    Your son did a wonderful job on this table!! I love that he wondered why he was sanding off the paint he just put on. 🙂 It’s awesome that you’re teaching your kiddos how to revamp furniture!!

    • Larissa says

      I had to hide my face and giggle, Keri. He was so frustrated about the paint. ahahahaha… Thank you for the love!

  9. Sherry Fram says

    He did an awesome job! His table looks great! And you have to be the proudest momma ever with your kids following in your footsteps!

    • Larissa says

      It’s hilarious how we can’t drive around without the kids noticing curbside piles. I have to reign them in at times. Ha! Thank you for stopping by, Sherry.

    • Larissa says

      I’m partial to the boy, but you can have the table! 😀 Thank you, Karen.

    • Larissa says

      Seems like clock faces are the thing, eh? 😉 Thank you for stopping by and showing him some love.

  10. Jen @ Girl in the Garage says

    I love this, Larissa! You guys did a fantastic job. The clock face and weathered finish are gorgeous! How old is your son? He looks a lot like my oldest with his white-blond hair. He’s a cutie. 🙂

    • Larissa says

      Thanks from the both of us, Jen! He’s a young one for sure and I bet is the same age as your boy. So fun!

  11. Kari says

    Evidently to call your youngest son the Prodigal Son would be a paradox as he is well on his way to making his own fortune instead of squandering an inheritance! That look of pride on his face is Priceless! Tell me – in your Baby Books of your children after Baby’s first haircut, first word, first step do you have a special section for baby’s first trashure find and furniture makeover project? Your kids are amazing and so is their mentor – you! Can I apply for a scholarship for my nephew to attend your school? lol

    • Larissa says

      hahaha…exactly! No current openings available at the academy as this mama is overworked as it is. Thank you for the giggle. 😀

    • Larissa says

      Thank you! It was fun to work with him and see the fruits of our labor.

  12. Deirdre says

    OMG, I can’t believe that I just saw this post last week and I found this exact table on the side of the road this past Sunday. What are the chances. I can’t wait to do my version of your remake.

    • Larissa says

      How cool is that?! That is amazing! I’d love to see what you do with it. 😀

  13. Terry says

    Larissa! He’s got the “touch!” You’ve brought him up right! Well done little buddy!
    Smiles!
    Terry

  14. Dianna Jensen says

    Larissa, what a blessing to stumble on to your blog. Love what you do. I came from a large Christian family (7) children and I’ve learned from my mom & dad the value of “hand-me-downs” from a long time ago. Today, I am passing that on to my daughter. I love the clock table you had given to your son to do. He will hold on to that table forever!! Now, it’s in his blood and he will one day pass that art on to his kids. You’re a great mom and teacher. Someday your kids will thank you for that. Keep up the good work.

    • Larissa says

      I’m so happy you found me, Dianna! Thank you for the encouraging words and support. Yes, my gang definitely has ” the bug” and we are working on projects right now with all 5 of them that can. What a blessing! 😀

  15. Sharon says

    He is so precious! What a great job and such a treasure to have. You are a great mama! I am totally in love with this idea.

  16. Donna says

    Love it! Now I need to find me a little round table!! 🙂

  17. Marisa Waid says

    I really like that table. What color glaze did you put on it? I am fixing to redo some of my furniture and want the same look. Thank you.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Marisa. It was a flat white called Dove White by Glidden.

  18. Amy G says

    I just got a similar table last night! I will absolutely be making a clock table in the near future! BTW, do you have any ideas of what to do with the rails or the little stubby spindles after you remove them? I don’t like the throw ANYTHING usable away (my husband thinks I’m crazy, of course!).

    • Larissa says

      Score for you! 😀 Yes, we use them for all sorts of goodies like crafts, etc. We use EVERYTHING, even the rails. Fun that way. 😉

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