Monday, April 15, 2013

Painted Clock {Pottery Barn Knock-off} DIY

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Painted Clock {Pottery Barn Knock-off} DIY
Would you believe me if I told you I didn't spend a single dime on this project, not even a penny for that matter?  It's the truth, I promise.  The reason is, I make this Painted Clock from a side table that I have been hauling around in the back of my car for a month.  I had good intentions of donating  it, along with the pots and pans that have been clanking around back there.  Not sure why, it really needed to be trashed considering the leg that screwed on had been stripped.  It was worse than a snaggletooth until I used packing tape to hold it on!!  Luck for me, it never made it out of the trunk, and I came up with this brilliant idea instead!!
Painted Clock {Pottery Barn Knock-off} DIY
I am so happy with the way it turned out!!  If I remember correctly, I picked the table up at a Hancock Fabric Store for less than $20 years ago.  That makes it a whole lot less than the $149 price tag Pottery Barn is asking for it!!!
This is really easy, it just looks complicated.  I will not mislead you though, it does require a little bit of time.  The good news is, I'm going to walk you through what I did, so you can make one too (hopefully in less time)!!!  I spent about six hours on it, but I think it was well worth it!
Painted Clock {Pottery Barn Knock-off} DIY
I used a small jar of Annie Sloan Chalk "Pure White" Paint, and coated the front and side twice.  It was sloppy I might add.  I gave that about thirty minutes and then I scratched the paint up with the end of a screwdriver to get a rustic look.  After that I went over it with a coat of clear wax, and then dark wax.  While I let that dry I worked on the fonts and getting them sized correctly.
Click this link for the Material List and Stencils: Painted Clock
Painted Clock {Pottery Barn Knock-off} DIY
I started by cutting out the letters.  If you will notice it was at this point I realized I'd done some things wrong.  The roman numeral wasn't IV, but rather IIII, and they needed to be curved, not straight across.  In the next step I used a yard stick to make sure that I placed the Roman Numeral straight across.
Painted Clock {Pottery Barn Knock-off} DIY
Once I got them all like I wanted them I used a plate as a guide to achieve the arch.  They aren't perfect but close enough.  I used scotch taped to hold the top half of each paper down to the face.
Painted Clock {Pottery Barn Knock-off} DIY
At this point I removed the brackets that the legs screwed into.  It was just a matter of transferring the font onto the face, using the good old fashion transfer method now.  I scribble some graphite onto a scratch paper, placed it under the font (graphite side down), and traced the font.  Once I completed the transfer I went over the marks with a fine tip black paint marker.
Painted Clock {Pottery Barn Knock-off} DIY
The Pottery Barn version has the center cut out but I don't have the tools for that, so I used a small glass to trace a circle into the center.  Then using a screwdriver I outlined the circle and scrapped out the paint.  Once that was complete, I went over that section with more of the Annie Sloan Dark Wax.  In order to draw the lines around the edge, I placed a pencil at the end of a ruler, and a finger at half an inch and followed the perimeter of the circle marking a line.  Then I made a second line the same way, at an inch in from the edge.  I think if were going to do it again I would have made them closer to the edge.

So here is what the Pottery Barn version looks like:
Painted Clock {Pottery Barn Knock-off} DIY
And here is what my side table converted to a Painted Clock looks like.  So what do you think, how did I do?


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30 comments:

  1. Becky, I LOVE this! What a fabulous job you did! Saw it over at You're Gonna Love this. Thanks so much for sharing this great project and have a wonderful week! ~Cindy@littlemisscebration.com

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  2. Becky this looks amazing, very stylish and boutique. Really amazing thanks for sharing, do you have a list of what's needed.

    Thanks

    Sarah Midland
    http://www.candlesupply.co.uk/

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    1. Thank you Sarah! I will add the materials to the Clock Face Letters document. Sorry, that didn't even cross my mind.

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  3. Wow! This is amazing! totally pinning ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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    1. Thank you Jaime for your kind comment and pinning! (Love pins.)

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  4. Oh my goodness, you are brilliant! I have one of those side tables and it will look so much better with your fabulous idea! Thank you for the idea!!

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    1. Awesome Sue!!! It's really simple. I forgot to mention the "Uxelles", I thickened up to look more like the Pottery Barn design. I never did find a font that was a perfect match, just really close. Thanks for leaving a comment!

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  5. WOW! That is really awesome! You have certainly inspired me...I am going to search for something to do the same thing with. :) Great tutorial! I found you through The shabby cottage creek linky party.

    If youwant to see what I linked up, you can take a look here!
    http://bluejayloves.blogspot.com/2013/04/kitchen-inspiration.html

    Great work!
    Brittani

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    1. Thank you Brittani! You'll have to post pictures of it when you complete it!! Thanks for you kind comments!!

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  6. This is a knockout. Great job and tutorial.

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  7. Becky I absolutely LOVE this project!! I would be tickled if you shared this with us at the Pretty Things Link Party (live now) at twelveOeight, we party every week from Monday thru Saturday, hope to see you there :)

    xo, Tanya
    http://twelveoeight.blogspot.com/2013/04/pretty-things-16-link-party-and.html

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    1. Thank you Tanya! I would love to link up, can you please tell me what time your party generally goes live? That way I will know where to add it into my "party" list.

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  8. what a great knock-off and clever way of carrying it out :)
    stopping from jennuine life

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  9. Wow this is so good! I think yours looks better!! I love how you did the font.. I am your newest follower from southern charm! I would love for you to check my blog out and hopefully want to follow me back! Have a great weekend, Nicole!

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    1. Thank you Nicole! New followers are the best, Welcome!!

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  10. Umm... So your version looks 100% better than the Pottery Barn version (which, like, never happens)! Nicely done

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    1. Thank you! That is so sweet! Have a great day, you just made mine ;)

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  11. This is amazing! I'm in love with your version. Thanks for sharing at House of Hepworths! I will definitely be trying this...

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  12. Wow! Your clock project is amazing. I love the color, distressing, and the faunt that you chose. Visiting from The Oldie but Goodie link party! ~ Jamie

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    1. Thank you Jamie!! I'm so glad you like it. :)

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  13. This looks fantastic! I like yours just as well, if not more than your inspiration piece from PB! Fabulous job!! So glad you shared at Shine on Fridays!

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  14. It looks amazing and I'm pretty sure my jaw dropped when I read that you made it from the table! Brilliant idea!! Pinned this!

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  15. I have a side table I've been wanting to do this with but haven't found the perfect tutorial until now. Yours is better than the PB one! Thanks so much!

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