I found the picture of this clock on Pinterest. It was instant love for me.
I wondered if I could make one like it. But you know~I really don't have room for one that big. I wish I did.
But I do have this clock that stopped working, and some tongue and groove planks that were left over from this project, and this one, and this one.
So I took out the clock mechanism and glued the planks to the clock. It was necessary to do this on our freezer.
(Because my worktable is too
cluttered low to use.)I used a bucket of wheat to weigh it down, and left it overnight.
Then I cut the planks about two inches larger than the clock just using a jigsaw. The side pieces were a little loose to I re-glued them and clamped them. And left it overnight.
Then I sanded the edges and wiped on some walnut stain. I decided I didn't want my clock to be white,
so I used this color instead.
I just dry brushed it one using one of these paint brushes.
They're great for dry brushing because they're kind of thin raggedy little brushes anyway, and easy to make sure you only have a little paint on the brush.
Then I went over the whole thing with this stain.
And that's how it looked close up.
The pickled oak stain gave it a little bit of shine, which I didn't want,
So I gave it two coats of this.
And that's as far as I got. I need some numbers, and I want some that look like this.
But so far I haven't been able to find out how to get any. Besides the obvious. And I'm sure that isn't legal. Besides, I'd need a ladder, and that would be sure to call attention. The headlines would be ugly, I'm sure.
I had one reader guess the length of that couch to the inch! Korrie from Red Hen Home correctly guessed 98 inches! Get me your address, Korrie, and I'll mail you a little surprise.
Have a great weekend, everyone!