While maybe at times I pass up on cast-offs that cross my path, the one thing I can assuredly say I can’t resist is wood. The wood can be old, worn, beaten down, and even just like these two broken tiered stands, just needing new life. They are my dynamic duo about to get a brand new life as an upcycled wall clock. Woot!
You may be wondering how I came upon such beauty. Well, the story goes that I was feverishly trying to wrap up our kitchen remodel reveal when my friend, Mandy, sent me a message asking if I wanted to take a peek at her loot. She runs a ministry where people can donate their unwanted items and she finds those items new homes. Talk about a blessing!
A flea market owner told her she could come pick up part of their inventory to pass along to others. In her efforts, she invited me to come take a peek to see if there was anything I could use. Needless to say, it was a fun chance to do some curbside shopping at her “free” sale.
CURB LE CHIC
I snagged these two gems because they are, I believe, mahogany wood and that alone is a winner. Apparently, they once were a tiered serving stand with a possible glass top. I felt it fair game to turn them each one of them into a upcycled wall clock since the top was missing. Am I right?
My first order of business was to removed the center pedestal. Those parts are being reserved for a later purpose (no throwing away good parts here!) Then, my sander came out to play for one of wood rounds. I took off the finish and sanded out the gouges. I wasn’t going for raw, but rustic.
Next, I applied a light coat of white wax to seal it as well as add texture and dimension. I brushed with the grain and buffed until I liked what I saw.
Once that wax was ready, I added a clock face by recreating the free clock faces HERE and adding a bit of text of my own. You can also see how I used those faces on my clock face table. I then used my transfer method to get the text on the wood round, and painted it in my hand.
SECOND TIME AROUND
While that clock was curing, I began work on the second one. First, I filled in the holes with wood filler and then sanded it smooth. For this repurposed wall clock, I wanted to do a fun color with a rustic feel. I had some red milk paint left over from my antique desk makeover (a must see). I mixed up a batch and applied two coats of paint.
After letting the two coats cure, I added another clock face with hand-painted details as well.
Are you ready to see my dynamic duo ready for their new life? I am!!
First, I’ll show you the one I sanded down. I went with a modern farmhouse feel with a simple, fresh feel.
Both clock were made complete with clockwork sets. One I left black, while the other I painted white. You’ll see it in a minute.
The second clock that got the red milk paint, really came out cute too.
I must say both clocks were fun, and both are my favorite. I can’t choose! Can you?
If you’d like to purchase these items, you can find both clocks (SOLD), the harp shelf, and coat rack available in my online shop. I’m always adding new items, so be sure to stop by and see.
Do pin and share my upcycled wall clock set to inspire others to see the potential in the unwanted finds – especially if it’s wood! DIY fun awaits!
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