Do you ever see those things at a garage sale or thrift store and ask yourself, “Hmm…what did that used to be?” I think that’s half the fun of the hunt. Initially, figuring it out is fun, but also envisioning its future. This little gem came to be in my possession through a funny story. The end result though, is going to be an upcycled clock face table for our Trash to Treasure Tuesday fun. Check it out…
Back a few months ago, my friend, Mandy from Paid in Full, had a free sale. Yes, you read that right – a free sale. Her ministry collects items for the community and puts together these “sales” to help those who need it most. In addition, she also raises funds for the ministry. You can walk out not paying a stitch if you have no funds, but you can donate whatever you desire.
At this particular sale, my oldest son wanted to find a project piece. I pointed out this stand as potential by adding a top to it. However, after several months of it sitting in my garage waiting for revival, I bought it from my son. He lost interest and I wanted to rework it. Win-win.
That brings us to today. I’m excited to get this DIY party started. I’ve not only got a new video to share with you, but a brand new tool to give to you. Seriously, I just love giving folks things!
You know I love my HomeRight tools, right? Today, I’m introducing you to the Quick Finish Sprayer. A brand new sprayer that is perfect for the newbie as well as the seasoned pro.
*post sponsored by HomeRight (see full disclosure).
It’s an entry-level sprayer that’s easy for a beginner to use. Also, it showcases Lock-N-Go technology that allows for much easier disconnect of the nozzle from the cup for ease of cleaning and color/medium changes. Last, it’s perfect for thinned paint, stain, and poly. I’ve outlined my thoughts on how it assembles and works in my video below. So awesome!
First, I fill up the cup with a natural reactive stain that works with the tannins in wood to age it faster. I’m using a wood round for my table top that I found at a local home improvement store. It’s made of pine and pretty simple, but I’m adding my own flair.
Then, I liberally spray the stain with the Quick Finish. To get the best results with the stain, the wood needs to be good and soaked. After that, I disconnect the sprayer nozzle and clean up with soap and water per manufacture instructions. (see my video demo below)
Afterward, I fill the cup with thinned paint (following paint can instructions for thinning). The ash tray stand is getting a soft antique white paint, only one coat.
Afterward, cleanup is the same as with the stain, easy and quick. woot!
You know I love adding my typography to anything I can. Funny thing is, this sweet table is almost identical to one my youngest son did about 5 years ago. He literally did almost the same thing with a different vibe on another upcycled clock face table. Likewise, I wanted to replicate it with a twist.
First, I used my transfer tutorial to create a clock graphic to size, then chopped it up for printing. Then, after printing in pieces, I taped it together to fit the table top. Trace the graphic to transfer the design.
Next, fill in the design with either Sharpies or in like fashion, hand paint them in with paint. I like doing either one.
Finally, here is my finished upcycled clock face table mixed in with my home decor. I love it! Do you?
Also, At the center, did you notice the Grain Sack Stencil I’ve used before? It was the perfect fit for this project.
Plus, the finish with the satin poly adds longevity to my work efforts. If you’d love to own this table, you can find it available with all my other goodies in my online shop. (SOLD)
Above all, HomeRight and I want to help you create your own home story, so we are giving away a Quick Finish Paint Sprayer to one of you. Easy entry – just complete the widget below for as many entries as you like. Open to U.S. & Canada residents 18 years of age and older. In addition, winner will be notified by email and will have 24 hours to claim their prize. Also, be sure to check your spam!
Also, do pin and share my upcycled clock face table. We need to inspire others to think outside the junk. tee hee!
Up next, I’m sharing the second of my dynamic cupboard door repurposing project. You can see the first HERE, and the second OVER HERE.
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What a darling little table.
At the moment I can’t think of anything right off hand that I would tackle first. Oh, wait, might be my hubby if he isn’t careful. :}
Thank you for this super giveaway opportunity.
Have a great day. Stay safe & stay healthy
You are too funny, Colleen! 😀 Thanks so much.
joann Collins says
The table is so cute ,you did a great job as always. That sprayer looks so easy to use and I love how easy it is to clean up. I have some projects that I could use the sprayer on, such as some antique rocking chairs. sure would make doing them easier. Thank you very much for your inspiration
Thanks, Joann. 😀 It sure made my project a blast…literally! You will love it for sure.
Terri Hughes says
The table turned out great.
Thank you, Terri. 😀
Tamara Creel says
That was such a smart idea.
Isn’t that just brilliant!
You are so absolutely fun, Tamara! Thank you for the big ol’ smile. 😀
I like your choice of subtle, soft colors.
Thank you. They are some of my favorites.
This is so cute! I’ll have to be on the lookout for one. Great job!
I hope you find one, Nancy. They are fun to do. 😉
Cheryl Atkinson says
Hi Larissa. I love this old table. They just don’t make them like that anymore. For some reason I cannot Pin anything so I can’t enter that part. Something strange is happening with your page on my phone so I will go get on my computer and see if things are different. Thank you for the chance to win a sprayer. I have been wanting one so bad. Getting too old to paint on the floor.
Love what you did with this!
Happy dance! Thank you so much, Deb.
Amy Mercier says
Surprise!! Another stunner ♥️
Woot! This is so fun for me. Thank you, Amy.
Diane E Wolf says
I have a small cabinet and a matching upper cabinet that I would love to re do and make it different! I love the pieces, just need a change with them!
Sounds like fun.
That table is quite cute! A cup of tea or coffee and a good book and you’re all set in that cozy corner!
I still have not painted the stool my kids use to sit on at the keyboard. That would be one of the few projects I would paint with a paint sprayer.
Thank you for the opportunity to win this giveaway!!!
Yes! You got what I was after, Ginny. Accent tables can be used for most anything. You are most welcome.
Amanda Pennington says
Your creativity and vision continue to amaze me! Hope you and your family are having the chance for some sweet time together during the extra time at home.
Thanks so much, Amanda. Because we are always home anyway, this hasn’t changed things much, if at all, for us. We love being together. Hugs!
Sally Smith says
Wow…you made a weird table so cute! I must admit i love the transfer…1962…hmmm….a really good year!!!?? Thanks again for all the inspiration!!
haha!! You made me LOL! 😀 Thanks for the love, Sally.
Susie Wilcox says
I love my HomeRight tent for spraying items. A sprayer would add to my arsenal. I have never used one, so entry level is right up my alley! Thanks for all your give aways. I love the table you redid. So much cuter in the after pictures.
HomeRight has the best tools because they’re easy to learn and add to your arsenal.
Jill McDowell says
Sweet table. I have a pile Of old furniture in my garage that I would love to tackle with that sprayer. Thanks for the inspiration.
Thank! You are most welcome.
Such a cute table!
You’ve made my day, Kellie! 😀
Jewell Styles says
Very nice, could be used most anywhere.
That’s what I love about accent tables. Even free-standing fun.
Nancy Anderson says
How lovely! Your pieces are so nicely finished. Never having tried a sprayer before. I would first try it on some birdhouses I am working on.
Hope you have a great week and stay well!!
You will love how easy this Quick Finish is to use.
Lori Sawyer says
Such a cute table!
Yay! Thank you bunches, Lori!
la Bryant says
Kisti Huffman says
Thank you, Kisti.
What a little cutie! This is a great size to tuck into a corner beside a chair. 🙂
Right? I’d likely have it with plants or bedside too.
Christy James says
I love this so much, Larissa! I too have had to buy back pieces from my son lol. This looks so lovely with your decor! XOXO
bwahahaha! My son is not as motivated as I am. haha. Thanks so much!
Mother Deer says
I had no vision for that table, but you sure did! I have wanted a paint sprayer for a long time and have a garage full of projects to tackle…maybe my sewing cabinet will be first on the list 🙂
What fun it is for me to share with you all. Thanks for the smile. You will love this Quick Finish!
Anna M Wientjes says
I have a piano stool I could do something similar with. Thanks for the idea!
Ooh…now you’re talking!
Hi Larissa. Your table looks lovely. I’m curious how you attached the top. I too have a garage stash that the paint sprayer would come in handy for. Thanks for the give away and your creativity.
Thank you, Tracey. I drilled pilot holes through that round on the base top. Then, attached from underneath. Hope that helps. 🙂
Very cute! I love the wood and white combo. (and that clock face!)
Yay! That makes it fun for me to hear, Micah. Thanks!
I love this piece.
Thank you so much, Phyllis.
Most of what I need to work on needs varnish, but I have a little handmade stepping stool that’s been around forever and needs some TLC.
Thanks! I hope you like my creation too.
I look so forward to seeing your email in my in box !! Thanks
I could hug ya, Mary! That means so much to me.
I love that little table and how you made the top! I would use that cool sprayer to tackle painting my kitchen chairs and kitchen cabinets
Thanks! I love your idea for it. Yay!
Alicia H says
Still need to refinish my kitchen table. Lots of ideas but haven’t settled on anything yet. The sprayer would help inspire for sure! 🙂 Love seeing your transfer work on this table. Hope you are well! xo~Alicia
I have some pieces like that too. Thanks for the love! 😀
I’m new here and want to know – WHY ARE YOU UP SO EARLY? Hahaha. I’m not an early bird like lots of your other fans. But, I LOVE this table. While I love to create, I’m not someone who can come up with the actual idea. I’m a “copier.” So I may be copying you in the future (after all isn’t imitation the highest form of flattery?) Thanks for the inspiration.
You are too funny! A homeschooling mama of 8 has to get up early. Plus, it’s the most lovely quiet time. Birds singing, and seeing the sunrise. I’m so glad you’re here, Jill! 😀
Pat E. says
Such a cute table! Love it!!
Thank you bunches, Pat. This was fun!
Thanks for the great idea! I have a small table that would work well with! Such a cute idea!
Sweet! I love to hear that. Thanks, Renee!
Cynthia Bills says
As I have a mini-storage full of “inventory” (as I like to call it), I have no shortage of potential projects that this sprayer would get used on!
I love the clock face table! You always inspire! Hope you are well.
haha! I used to have that, but no longer. Thanks for the love, Cynthia.
Melissa Storms says
Your table is absolutely gorgeous. I admire your skill and creativity so much. I have a side table that I would spray. I did try painting it and ran into issues because it has so much detail and really am not happy with the way it looks. I think a sprayer smooth finish would be the way to go with it.
Thanks, Melissa! Yes, sprayers are an essential tool for intricate designs and turnings. No better way to do it.
Janet Johnson says
Rustic chic…really cute. Definitely a conversation piece. I love it!
That makes my heart happy, Janet. Thanks!
Jamie VanderZanden says
You always have the best inspiration! I have a container full of projects and I’m guessing that a sprayer could save me some hours! I can do relate with you in feeling like my time is the same as before the quarantine ? Happy creating ?
yahoo! Sounds like plenty of fun for you to come. Thanks!
Denise - Salvaged Inspirations says
Absolutley adorable makeover Larissa! Pinned! XOXO
Thank ya, Denise! 😀
This is one of my favorite blogs! The makeovers are always so good! And a new paint sprayer? Perfect! Thanks for the inspiring ideas and the chance to actually win something. Yay!
I could hug ya, Laura! Yes! A new, super fun sprayer. I wish I had one for everyone.
Love love love this table! I have a buffet in my dining room that is begging for a redo, so that is what I would probably tackle first!
Happy dance! Thank you, Audra. Sounds like fun!
Patty Soriano says
As usual, PERFECT! Always coming up with lovely ideas for home and family. So much inspiration here for all of us. I’d love a sprayer for a home filled with 2nd hand furniture. I love little tables, and that’s probably what I would start on. Then move on to bigger and better things! Thank you for your generosity and thoughtfulness, Larissa.
It brings me such joy to share, Patty. Keeps me going! 😀 Thank you so much.
dianne anderson says
Thanks for the giveaway. I would tackle all of the large clay pots I have to get them ready for plants.
Painting would be so much easier with the sprayer than a brush, more of a consistent color, too.
You’re welcome, Dianne. The Quick Finish sure would make it a breeze.
Maria Howard says
Thanks so much, Maria! 😀
rana durham says
I am in love with the project you made above. I would use the HomeRight Quick Finish Paint Sprayer to refinish my cabinets
How sweet to hear, Rana. Thank you!
Nancy @ Artsy Chicks Rule says
That turned out so cute, Larissa!! Love it! xo
Thanks! It was fun to get it out of my workspace too. haha.
Kathleen Walsh says
SHARPIES! Now I know how I can put my STARBUCKS collection of “almost but not quite dead” pens to good use!
I have a “piecrust” table I want to redo…oh, the ideas are flowing now. Thank you!
You crack me UP! 😀 haha! Sounds like the perfect idea.
Doreen Hill says
I love this! You are so inspirational and creative. I have a large vintage dresser and mirror waiting to be tackled. Could use a HomeRight sprayer. Thanks for the giveaway❤️
aww…thank you, Doreen. It makes my day to share. Plus, I get to create!
Rebecca Drake says
I love the table! The clock face is perfect. Thank you for the tutorial!!
You are most welcome. Thank you for the smile. 😀
Love this table! I have a little round table which would look great like this. Thanks for the inspiration!
They are so handy to have for most any room. Thank you, Fiona.
carol clark says
yes i do love it its amazing good job i have an old shed id like to tackle and paint
Woot! Thank you, Carol. I have a shed like that too.
I love how you stage your pieces! I have a slatted tray that is giving me fits…I think a sprayer would make the job faster and easier!!
Thank you for noticing. It sure does take time and effort, but so worth it. Slats=headache. Yep, you need a sprayer. haha.
I love this table! I’ve always wondered what to do with those old stands.
Yay! I seem to find those stands often. Always fun to upcycle them.
What a cute little table! Your imagination seems to know no bounds.
I have some frames that need updating, and the sprayer would do the job!
Fun! I truly have a blast at what I do. Thank you!
I love the way it turned out. A very unique piece as a side table.
Love how that sprayer is easy clean up too!
I’m delighted to hear it, Cheryl. Thank you!
Robyn Wright says
That is the most beautiful, chippiest door I’ve ever seen. And your table is gorgeous too! 🙂
You need to talk to my husband. He’s like…ew. haha.
Sabrina Silvernale says
I always read your blog. Thanks. I have about half a dozen small pieces in my store room waiting new life. A sprayer will make quick work of them.
I’m so tickled to hear it, Sabrina. Thank you. Sounds like fun!
Anita Rash says
I love this little table. I have a table almost like that one, I wasn’t sure what it use to be!! I would love a re-do of it, to make it look like yours. Thanks for all your inspiration. I love how motivated you are to get things done. I always hope it will rub off on me when I read your blog!!
Aren’t they funky? I’ve redone a few in different ways. The table always is a win for me. 😉 You made me giggle, Anita! haha. I’m not a every bored.
Bryan Patterson says
Love the Clock face it’s different and turned out fabulous!!
Booyah! 😀 Thank you, Bryan. 😀
Amber Kolb says
Your table turned out beautifully, wow!! I love it! It’s something that I would purchase if I saw it in a store. I have two large spool tables that I would like to paint and make pretty for tables for our patio this summer.
Thank you, Amber. It is available in my online shop…just sayin’. haha. 🙂
Great upcycle! I love old tables
You and me both, Colette. Thanks!
ae minx says
I’d redo all the outdoor statuary and furniture
Patricia Bates Martinez says
Larissa, you have convinced me to do the same to a much slammer round top table! It is too cute. I would use the sprayer the same way you used yours, stain, paint, satin poly finish. Thanks for great instructions and a chance to win the sprayer!!
Hooray! That is what I love to hear, Patricia. It’ll be fun!
Jennifer Creviston says
Oh goodness! A paint sprayer would make my bedroom set painting so much easier!
Yes, it sure would.
Love your creativity! I am learning new things from you every week. Thanks so much
That just made my day. Thank you!
Jen Girl in the Garage says
Such an adorable upcycle, Larissa! 🙂
[email protected] table makeover!! I have several bookshelves I’ve been putting off because it’s just so time consuming. A sprayer would definitely help! Thank you for sharing your projects with us, you’re such an inspiration!
Thanks! The sprayer will help you oodles. 🙂
Sue Pagels says
Love it and actually the whole setting! I did a clock table before that I sold in my antique booth, but it didn’t turn out as cute as yours !
How fun is that? 😀
Sue Pagels says
Hmmm….what would I tackle first? Considering I have a garage full and a storage unit full of projects, I’m not sure! I do have a huge, heavy buffet that is already painted, that I need to repaint. Would be a good project to try the sprayer on!
Sounds like the perfect project piece. 🙂
Jeremy McLaughlin says
Need to repaint some outdoor furniture.
Kim Banko says
First of all, I love clocks, so I loved your choice of design! Sweet little table, which would easily fill a small and still be functional. Love everything about it!
You are such a kindred spirit, Kim. Thanks so much for the hug. 🙂
I love creating totally new looks with paint. I just painted a huge cupboard, and am finishing the hall trim. I have wanted a sprayer for some time now~~It would help with painting rails, side tables, and chairs. We have 6 kids, I homeschooled one, now the youngest two are home doing elearning during this virus.
Fun! I wouldn’t trade homeschooling for anything – a blessing in a thousand ways. I hope you enjoyed my project too. 🙂
LuAnn Rodgers says
Adorable! So imaginative!
Thanks so much, LuAnn.
Hi Larissa, What a great table, I love how you “shopped” your son’s project stash, for the base. You know I love your typography projects and this is clock face is awesome! I really like the grain sack center design which makes this so unique. This looks like another great tool from Homeright, Thank you for the opportunity to enter. Have a great day!
He was so dragging on getting it done and I wanted it outta here. haha. Thanks!
Hi Larissa! Hope you and family all well. Great job on creating such a sweet table. I have a collection of “procrastinated pieces” that could use some (lots of) attention! The first being an old oak hall tree- does anyone still use those- that I envision in white and distressed. What do you think? How do you deal with the irregularities in oak grain- or just roll with it? Have a blessed day!
We are, thank you, Susan. I think those are so handy when hall closets are available. I just roll with it. Pine is much worse. haha.
I love love love this upcycle, Larissa! This sweet clock face table would look perfect in my living room.
Linda C Johnston says
Did anyone except me check the price of the stain???? $85.00 plus $12.00 shipping is too much for my pocket book! How about an alternative? Beautiful table, BTW!
Just use a gray stain. It was only $35 for me when I got it.
Kim Harkey says
I have a trailer at the lake I would love to paint.
I love the clock top. Perfect for when it’s “time to relax” 😉 I have a lot of little girl furniture that needs to be upgraded with some new paint for my big girl.
Thanks! Whimsy is always fun to add.
Larissa, you’ve been such an inspiration. I’ve created projects by giving new life to old “junk” and found that it’s giving me new life as well! When God closes a window… he opens a door! ❤️
Thank you, Rebecca. What a blessing to hear. Blessings!
Sherry Riggs says
Would love to win! I am amazed
how you bring your ideas to life. I would paint an antique table if I won.
Thank you for the love, Sherry. Such fun for me.