Friday, October 21, 2011

The Clock, Part 2

Here she is.
(And here is Part 1, in case you missed it.)
All done up!
(I'd never considered 2's to be especially difficult numbers~until now. How do you know if they're straight? They looked off no matter how I positioned them, so after 937 tries, I had to just leave them. I was running out of places to put the screws!
The other numbers were easy. Measure and screw into place. But the 2's were a pain.)
But there she hangs. 
(Over the only piece of furniture in the house that sticks out like a sore thumb. And that I will never, ever get rid of. Why? It's a massage chair. His name is Lars, and I love him. He's staying. Sit in that chair once, and you'd love him, too.)
I found the clockworks and hands at Hobby Lobby. 
(Or, rather, my husband did. He went to Boise for a seminar while I weighed trucks last Friday. He said he was the only man in the entire store. I don't think he was exaggerating.)
The hands were black, but I spray painted them with this.
I kind of like the uneven, mottled look.
It goes with the numbers. There are a few things I wish I'd done differently. I wish I'd said "Wall space be da##ed!" and made it huge. 5 or 6 feet across. It wouldn't have ever been a working clock, I don't think. I didn't find any hands that big when I was looking. But it would have been cool.
And I kind of wish I'd gone with brass screws. I they would have been fun with the silver numbers. I still might change them.
But overall, I really like it! 

Thanks for reading!


Funky Junk's Saturday Nite Special

43 comments:

Cassie @ Primitive & Proper said...

AWESOME!!!! i missed where you got the number as it was during my mov- caught up.... awesome!!!

gail said...

I love clocks! We (jamie's dad and I) collected clocks forever! I don't have a single one. :( I am wanting a huge clock, faux or otherwise over my kitchen table. I have something in mind, but not sure when I'll get to it.
Anyways, I'm rambling!
I love, love, love your clock! I know it's tough to work on a large round object, finding center and making things straight!
About the chair... when you figure out how to make it "work in your house" let me know. I've considered painting mine (wood) and recovering it somehow. hahahah
gail

Sandi @ The Primitive Skate said...

Oh my, Susan! I'm so loving your clock! Awesome!
Maybe you could find some paint that looks like brass and just paint the heads of the screws so you don't need to take them all out. That way you would know if you liked the brass or not. (Just a suggestion.) Have a wonderful weekend!

laxsupermom said...

Love the finished clock! It looks amazing! Too funny about naming your chair. My cousin has one named Sven. Thanks for sharing.

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Wow Susan! You did a amazing job and you have it in the perfect place, looks great there!
I don't blame you for loving Lars, that's one reason I get a pedicure is because of their massage chairs.LOL

Angela said...

It is completely wonderful!!

Sheri Howard said...

It looks ingredible!!! You found all the numbers! Love it!

High Street Cottage said...

I love it!!! Wow she turned out beautifully, and yes, letters are the same, because of the shapes, you have to "kern" them. Wonderful job!

Jamie said...

Gorgeous - an amazing creation

Debilou ~ Mississippi Mama said...

Oh wow,, I love the clock. Great job!

Sara @ thesherlockshome said...

It looks great! And I have no doubt your hubby was the only man in the store...generally, on a weekday, the only males in there are 4 and under!

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

Well, I like it too! I think Lars and I would be great friends as well. :)

poindextr said...

I really like it too - it looks fabulous. MORE than fabulous! Great job. I like the way the looking glass spray worked and I like your idea about mixing metal finishes too, with the numerals and the screws. You're so creative!

AntiqueChase said...

G O R G E O U S

Korrie@RedHenHome said...

I like it! The looking glass paint was perfect for the hands...and the 2's looks straight from where I'm sitting ;-)

Dagmar said...

Suzanne, it looks fantastic...but I am sure no one is surprised how good you made her look! Good work!
xo

Lori said...

That would be hundreds of bucks in a store. You did great.

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Turned out great! Also loving your "barn doors".

Polly said...

love it Suzanne!

NanaDiana said...

Suzanne- That turned out GREAT! Love it....and it is perfect. Did you and Lars celebrate with a glass of wine?;>) xo Diana

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

i love your clock, id love to feature it on my revival monday , if that would be ok with you please let me know.
lauren

time worn interiors said...

your clock turned out great!
tot

COTTAG3 said...

Love, love, love the numbers! I think the silver screws blend in so all you see are those cool numbers. The twos look straight to me. It's an awesome clock!!!

Desiree Guy said...

That clock is AWESOME!! I made one out of pallets that is large but I dont have the working parts....wish i did, i've been trying to find one large enough for a 3' clock :)

Yours is beautiful!!!

Desiree
http://camelotartcreations.blogspot.com/2011/04/clock-knock-off.html

Carrie @ lovely etc. said...

Love this! It is perfect - especially love the metal numbers.

I have wanted to make a really huge clock for awhile but have always been held back by knowing it wouldn't be functional. But I may just do it one day anyway. If so, I will definitely keep your awesome clock in mind as inspiration.

Rosemary@villabarnes said...

Awesome! Very well done.

Heaven's Walk said...

I LUV this project, Susan! What is the circumference of your clock? I'd love to make one. And do you know of any other place to get those awesome numbers....? It really looks great on your wall! :)

xoxo laurie

Ali @ Honey and Maple Syrup said...

Love this! The color is awesome!!

Rose @ Confessions of a Curbshopaholic said...

Suzanne, that is amazingly perfect! I love the way you went on a mission to get those numbers. I have a huge wood circle I curbed 2 summers ago now and still haven't gotten around to making the faux clock I intended.
Darn thing will be rotted before I get to it, it's stored outside, weathering.
I like the numbers all the same, but I bet it will look cool with the brass too. Easy way to change it up! You think of everything.
Nice job.

Sharon @ Elizabeth & Co. said...

I love big clocks! And this one is really cool!

Anita @ GoingALittleCoastal said...

Oh this looks great! I love the silver on that wood. I'm trying to picture it with brass screws and I can't. I love it silver. I love those shutters too.

Oh, and magic fingers Lars. I think I'd love him too.

Jessica said...

love the look and the idea, great job!

A Vintage Vine said...

This is so cool! You are so good at taking nothing and making it into something we all LOVE! I need a really big clock like this now!

Deborah March said...

Just so flippin' GORGEOUS!!!!!

hilary @ oldhouse.truelove. said...

how did i miss this! this came out so fabulous!!!! and why haven't i noticed those cool doors in your house? hmmmm.... must investigate! : )

Emily@TheWickerHouse said...

OH Suzanne!! Your Clock turned out soo Great! I still can't believe you found all of those numbers. You are soo Good at this stuff. You need to open up a store.
Lairs does look pretty awesome. But what my eye was drawn to are your window shutters, are those new? Love them!

Amber said...

You did a fantastic job!

Amanda Mertz said...

Wow Suzanne! The clock came out absolutely PERFECT! Great job and your hard work searching out the numbers really paid off. What a great piece! TFS!

Mary - because i like to decorate said...

Just my style. I LOVE the clock!

aimee said...

wow, i love this clock, great tutorial, thankyou for sharing im inspired xxx

lauren @ West Furniture Revival said...

Looking for numbers like these can you tell me where you found yours?
Lauren

Dreams Factory said...

Your clock looks amazing! Love it!

LaDonna said...

You should just make "Lars" a slip-cover. Easy-peasy. Love the clock!

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