Thursday, September 6, 2012

Time keeps on slipping........................

GMA & C!!!

So today I finished the 2nd table from the 2 I bought last week

The bigger one ended up like this

and when I pulled out the smaller one to paint it was screaming " transfer "

so I painted it out first in paris gray and pure white - and than found the perfect transfer  - a clock face which fit in with the circle top of the table -
however, I decided I would just hold it down  ( instead of taping it down ) because I'm always in such a hurry  that I actually didn't want to take the time to go get the tape.....................and you guessed it - the clock graphic " slipped " and I had to repaint the surface and start over.

Here it is taped -

I used the pencil rubbing technique again - and I didn't bother going over it with a marker this time - I kind of like the faded look on this piece so just left it as it was.

I sanded the edges on a little bit ( and only the edges ) and there she is

Here's the image if you'd like to use it courtesy of the Graphics Fairy

I should be finished the dresser I'm working on this weekend - it's never taken me this long to do anything but in all honesty I only work on it a little bit every day.

But I AM working on something that brings me nothing but pure joy - which I will probably be able to show you on Sunday -
It's bigger than a breadbox lol

Have a wonderful Friday -


Party Time

I Heart Nap Time
Nifty Thrifty Things
Life on Lakeshore Drive
It's so very Cheri
Lines Across
I should be mopping the floor
Debbie Doos
My 1929 Charmer
Homemaker on a dime
Flour me with Love
Keeping it Simple
Under the table and dreaming
Alderberry Hill
The Dedicated House
Coastal Charm
Our Delightful Home
Kammy's Korner
Home Stories A to Z
Kathy with an E
Krafty Kat
A diamond in the stuff
Not just a housewife
Primitive & Proper
The Ironstone Nest
Elizabeth & Co.
Blueberry Craft and Hobby time
DIY by Design
Savvy Southern Style
Nutmeg Place
Domestically Speaking
Family Home & Life
House on the way
Have a daily cup with Mrs. Olson
52 Mantels
Beyond the Picket Fence
Embracing Change
The 36th Avenue
Bloom Designs
The Charm of Home
French Country Cottage
At the Picket Fence
2 8 0 5
Redoux Interiors
Chase the Star
A little Knick Knack
My Romantic Home
Finding Fabulous
The Shabby Nest
Miss Mustard Seed
My Turn for Us
Funky Junk Interiors


  1. Love, love, love this table - I have a round table that I have been wanting to do the clock on but, just haven't found the time. I have too many pieces ahead of it but my fingers are itching to start, lol....

  2. I just found a round table yesterday and I need to figure out what I'm doing with it. Was glad to see your great ideas. I tried a transfer the other day and did okay. I may give it a try again on my table. I'm like you and think I can just take the shortcut route. Doesn't work out for me that great either. :) Your table with the Union Jack is really cool and the little clock table is adorable.

  3. Love your little round table topper- what a perfect transfer. I like the faded look to it, too...and just the right amount of distressing. Have a great Friday- xo Diana

  4. Great update! One of these days I will do a transfer project. You are one busy lady :) Thanks for the blog love you gave me today at Primitive and Proper too!

  5. That is really great, i love the clock!

    Jan @Door251

  6. Well, this is exactly what that table needed! It looks amazing, Suzan, your vision was perfect for it.



  7. slipping, slipping, slipping...into the future. Yes, now you have me singing that song. Ha!

    The table looks great!

    Hugs, Angie

  8. Hi Susan,
    You are funny and I really understand that you didn't want to take the time getting the tape, who does? lol

    Anyway, your tranfered image is beautiful and I love the colours of your Union Jack,green & gray, it's different and refreshing.

    I'm definitely following you now as well :)

  9. Ok, now you've done it again! I MUST have this table. Really, it has my name all over it. Can't wait to see the large piece again and also what you do with the breadbox. I really don't know how you do all this! If I don't sleep, I'm not good for anything or anyone and yet you are like that pink bunny, just keep going & going. :)


  10. Uh-ohhhhhh......the SCAREY breadbox.....!!!!!! Yikes! lol! THIS should be interesting. hehehe!

    GREAT job on that clock table, Suzan! I luuuuuv it, girl!!!

    xoxo laurie

  11. I love love love the table, you did an incredible job. I like the faded look too it looks great. I bought a bread box today, that is too funny. I will wait to see what your doing with yours before I share what I am doing with mine. You probably have something more interesting in mind. hopefully you don't keep us in suspense too long. hugs Tobey

  12. Wow, Susan! What gorgeous makeovers, love your vision!

  13. Everything you do is amazing! Oh, I am loving the clock table it is awesome. Thank you so much sweet friend for linking up to my very first linky party!! You made it extra special. Can't wait to see what you have for next week. XOXO


  14. Tick, tick ,tick - Love that you have two oops stories from these two tables. I wish more people would share their mistakes. Do you ever use reverse Mod Podge as a transfer? I know I told you about the transfer iron-on paper for wood, but I have not had the chance to use it. It is expensive so the piece must be worthy!

  15. Love the clock on the top of the table, so cool. Both your tables came out so beautiful, and the quality of your work shows! Gorgeous makeovers! Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  16. It looks wonderful! Great job, I love it.
    Debbie :)

  17. I love the old clock face with the roman numerals!

  18. i love both projects! i dont understand the transfer process you used here though. do you have a tutorial on how you did that or a link to someone who does? i can only find gel medium transfer type directions. thanks for sharing your creative process.

    1. I just printed an image from The Graphics Fairy on regular computer paper – taped it ( ink side down ) on to the table – and rubbed the design with a pencil – hard.
      That’s it!!!
      Easy easy easy!
      Thanks for coming by Shari

  19. Love both of the tables, but that's an especially great clock face!

  20. i wanna fly like an eagle, to the sea, i wanna fly like an eagle let my spirit carry me.... :) love steve miller.
    and love your table!

  21. Ummm, should I say this... I'm sure John already did.... your clock is backwards, does that mean you are time travelling??

  22. Another great table makeover! Love it! I'd like to invite you to share this at my linky party, Twirl & Take a Bow at I think it'd make a great addition, just like last week's!

  23. Another terrific design and makeover! Thank you for sharing your creative project at Potpourri Friday!

  24. This is so pretty, Suzan--I love what you did with this little table to turn it into something that looks so unique and so vintage--it's gorgeous!

  25. Replies
    1. thanks Ewa - you send so many nice comments - hope you know that I'm replying to via the blog ( you're a no reply blogger )

  26. I just adore clock faces on tables and this one looks fabulous!

  27. I really like how the clock turned out. Being a bit faded just gives it a vintage look. Thanks for sharing with Share Your Cup.

  28. Very pretty tables!
    Thanks for linking up this week!
    Stacey of Embracing Change

  29. You're so talented Suzan! Love these tables!! Thanks for joining the party at Keep Calm and Link Up this week! See you again next Friday!

    Barbara at Chase the Star
    chasethestar dot net

  30. What a great piece! Love the clockface,it turned out so well. Thanks for linking up this week!

  31. Hey, sweet girl, just wanted to let you know I featured your awesome table at A Bouquet of Talent!!! Sorry I'm just now making the rounds to tell you. Thanks so much for sharing. I hope you are having a great week. :)


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