Stenciled Clock Table Makeover + A Secret


What’s the coolest thing you’ve found for super cheap at a yard sale?

I’ve found lots of antique and vintage treasures: cameras, typewriters, a microscope, French books, some really unique furniture, and so much more.

This little table is just pretending to be vintage, but it’s well-made and handmade (I assume, from all the pencil markings and measurements on the underside).  Can you believe someone was selling this for less than you’d spend for lunch out?

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

Those beautiful legs and the shape of the top had me at Hello.  But the paint job was a little strange.

Since we’re friends, I’m going to tell you a secret.  This table sat in my garage for a looong time waiting for me to get around to it.  Then one day I was cleaning out the overstuffed garage and I thought to myself, this table is already painted.  I really want to get it out of here, so I’m going to take it to my booth and see if it will sell as-is.  Fast forward about a year, and no it never sold.  Ha!  Have you ever done something like that?

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

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So I brought it back home and knew it would be perfect for this clock stencil I got from WallMasque Stencil Company.  I love this stencil because it’s designed as a French clock and different than any others that I’ve seen.

First I painted the table in Annie Sloan Chalk Paint – Country Grey.  Then I centered and taped the stencil with FrogTape Delicate Surface.

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

I used my pouncer to gently apply black paint and fill in the holes.

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

Then I used a tiny paintbrush and filled in the places where it was super obvious that I used a stencil.

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

Next it was time to add the clock hands.

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

I lightly sanded it and finally used both clear and dark wax to give it more depth and age.  Read this post to learn more about using dark wax to make a piece look older.

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

Isn’t it crazy how something you waited ages to paint finally comes together in just a day or two?

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

Here’s a closer view of the top:

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

How do you like the WallMasque Old Clock Stencil?  I think it’s just perfect for this fancy little clock table makeover.  And the glass bottles that I painted and embellished a couple years ago are still looking pretty fab if I do say so (although my finger bumped the key off the taller one and I need to glue it back on)…

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

The little lady’s head is a new treasure from thrifting this weekend.  I may have to keep her instead of taking her to my booth.  😉

Here’s a closeup of how the dark wax accentuates the details:

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

I do think that sometimes stencils are overdone, but on the right piece they can really make it a showstopper!

I took this table back to my booth yesterday, and hopefully it won’t sit there for another year.  😉

How to stencil a clock on a DIY table makeover with Chalk Paint - Girl in the Garage

Jen

Guys, this is the final Themed Furniture Makeover Day for this year.

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Visit my friends’ posts below to see their creative Words themed makeovers:


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12 Comments on Stenciled Clock Table Makeover + A Secret

  1. Susie@TheChelseaProject
    November 17, 2016 at 6:18 am (4 months ago)

    What a great story! Love the new stencil, too. My guess is…with this little refresh….the table will bounce out of your booth in record time. Thanks for sharing the fun fix it! Susie from Chelsea Project
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  2. Lindsay Eidahl
    November 17, 2016 at 7:11 am (4 months ago)

    Such a great look for this sweet table!

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  3. Wendi@H2OBungalow
    November 17, 2016 at 7:51 am (4 months ago)

    I love the new paint job and your clock is the perfect accent on the top! Sometimes you find the perfect piece for the perfect makeover, this one is definitely it!
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  4. Kathy Owen
    November 17, 2016 at 8:50 am (4 months ago)

    I love that stencil! Yes, I have furniture that sits in the workshop forever and I forget about. Those are sometimes the best pieces. I’m just too lazy to dig through everything to get to them. Your table is so pretty. Have to get one of those stencils.

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  5. Marie from The Interior Frugalista
    November 17, 2016 at 8:59 am (4 months ago)

    Oh, I love that clock stencil and it looks like it belongs on this table. Talk about a sweet find – you must’ve had one of those “start the car…start the car” moments. Ha ha re: your secret, I’m sure you’re not the first nor the last to have done this, Jen.
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  6. Becky P.
    November 17, 2016 at 12:48 pm (4 months ago)

    I’ve used the same stencil on two small round side tables, sold quickly! Love it!

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  7. Christy@Confessions of Serial Do-it-Yourselfer
    November 17, 2016 at 12:52 pm (4 months ago)

    This is gorgeous now, Jen! I think I have to add this stencil to my collection…it’s the prettiest clock stencil I’ve seen! Surely this won’t last long now! XO

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  8. nancy seiss
    November 17, 2016 at 2:44 pm (4 months ago)

    Table looks beautiful. I’m sure it will disappear quickly. Where do you get your stencils?

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  9. Kandice
    November 17, 2016 at 7:43 pm (4 months ago)

    Love it. It’s perfect now! And you made me want to paint a few bottles too!

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  10. Paula
    November 20, 2016 at 6:39 am (4 months ago)

    Beautiful, Jen! I don’t think that this piece will sit around for another year. It’s extra special since it is handmade.

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  11. Larissa ~ Prodigal Pieces
    November 22, 2016 at 9:00 am (4 months ago)

    I’ve sooo been there, Jen! It looks so cute now with the new paint and stencil. Bravo!

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