Monday, June 25, 2012

It's 5 o'clock somewhere....................

Oh God, it's great to be back - my fingers have been itching - let's see, when we left off I had posted about this

which was the bottom part of an old T.V. armoire we had a long time ago - and wasn't sure if I should
go shabby chic with it or reupholster.....................well I sat and  stared at it for a little while ( because that's what I do - I sit and stare at furniture until the idea comes to me ) and while I was sitting and staring and doing nothing I looked up at the clock on the mantel ( to see how long I had been unproductive for ) and an idea was born............

I painted a coat of old white in ASCP - and then used my " template " 

traced my circle around this clock - oh at around 5 to 7 or so, lol

unless you have my clock - and my charger plate and my anchovy decoration you will not be able to
make this - so sorry..............................

this is where I work a little backwards ( did I ever mention that I always paint my ceilings last - ALWAYS - no exceptions to that rule ) so.............. most people would paint the entire top black or at least a good section of it - place their stickers on top - and then repaint the white - not me - that would be far too simple and I really enjoy messing with my brain - I find it challenging.  I painted little patches where I prayed the
stickers would have enough room to go on....................( do you see my pencil lines on the inside of the circle? very picasso like right? ) Once I removed the stickers I had this....................

I wish I hadn't done that ridiculous fancy schmancy thing in the middle - overkill - anyway this
is what it came out looking like - too pristine really - so out comes the sanding paper ( that's so
worn down it's amazing I was able to sand it at all - note to self - GET SOME MORE SANDING
PAPER ) here it is sanded

make me a hurricane before I go insane
it's only half past 12 but I don't care.........................

and a couple of close ups

and done.........................

I still have to put wheels on the legs to give it a little extra height - but the ones I wanted
to use won't do for now she is fait accomplis..

AVANT ( encore )


oh and then because of my OCD - I made did this one for my daughter - just reversed the colors

my son brought it to me for Sunday dinner - I know I know some moms get flowers or a bottle of
wine - but they are such thoughtless gifts, right - I mean how thoughtful can he get - he literally plucked it off the street lol - hey Mom - can you do something with this?
Yes sweetheart - I think I can - thank you very much.

Ok - time for a glass of vino -
It's 5 o'clock somewhere

Suzana Anna Danna

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  1. Great inspiration! I must look around the house to find some "templates".

    And I like how you've got your son trained to spot "treasures"!

  2. That is a great idea!!! I just bought a coffee table at Goodwill and it needs a makeover... this might work :)
    Just followed your blog - would love a visit back. Have a great day!

  3. Love the clock table! 5 o'clock even better ; p I'm your newest follower!

  4. you did a great job! thanks for stopping by my blog!

  5. Great job! I love how this turned out.Thanks for sharing with the newbie party.

  6. What a great design, I also really appreciate that you decided to do it your way. I find myself doing that all of the time! I'm your newest follower.

    ~Mimi B~

  7. Love it! I have a clock that is set at 5 ~ always. :-)


  8. fabulous job! and yes, i love a 5 o clock always clock, too! :)

  9. It looks great! I love the clock on it! And the little table is great too. Thanks for sharing at the All Star Block Party!


  10. Oh, I love a clever makeover! The bottom part of an armoire? Genius.

    Thanks for the visit, I'm following you now too.

  11. Both pieces are GREAT!! Gosh I wish I would get beautiful furniture instead of flowers!! LOVE the dials!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  12. Hi Suzan!

    First of all... welcome to the Bunny Hop!

    Your 'coffee table' turned out great. I have also been toying with the idea of a clock stencil or upholstering my square coffee table. Since we put our feet on it, it looks more like I will make it into a giant ottoman/table.

    I like how your son was thinking of you when driving by junk on the side of the road. He picked up a pretty cool item... at least it is now, after your paint job. It looks just like an old sewing table that I have. hummm... another project?

    xoxo Bunny Jean
    Wednesdays Bunny Hop Party!

  13. I am so loving this... I would have never thought of the clock's genius... so so clever! I just love it and the other table in reverse.. Come to my house I need your help!!!! *smiles*

    Thanks for sharing at the ALL STARS BLOCK PARTY...


  14. Love that clock idea--it looks great and I love the thought:)

  15. This is amazing! What a transformtaion. You should come link this up to the CSI Project. The challenge this week is wood. SO come on over. You just might win!!!!
    Each week is a new challenge so come over and have fun!

  16. that looks wonderful! You did an awesome paint and designing job for this table!

    I have a linky party, and I would love for you to link this up!

    hope to see you there!


  17. WOW! That looks great! I love how much you distressed it. You did a lovely job on the reverse one too! Thank you so much for linking this up to Rustic Restorations Weekend!!!

  18. Love your table!!! But had to let you know I paint ceilings last too!!! always!!

  19. wowoowwoowowo...that is wow o wow o wow, great work and love your back drop looks like water colors playing....You would be surprised at what I am working on at this moment...STARTED YESTERDAY...A little dresser and guess what I thought fun if I use some clocks from Graphic Fairy,and use where the wood is all chipped up on a corner....Love what you did.....amazin

  20. Your gorgeous table is featured at today's Passion Parade link soiree :)


  21. I LOVE this! I'm a huge Jimmy Buffet fan and my daughter was born at 4:59! If I could get away with it, I would have her room decorated with "it's 5 o'clock somewhere", except she's only 2! I might steal this idea and sneak it in!

  22. This is awesome. I know how hard it is to get numbers spaced right on a clock table and this is so pretty.

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  23. That table turned out fantastic! Really, really creative and unique.
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