Clock Pedestal

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A while back I was inspired by the beautiful clock table 
Kathy from All About Vignettes did...
(did you know she was on Nate??!!!)



I would love to have had an old, rusty, 
round table in my garage...
But I didn't, 
so I'd have to settle for a round cutting board...



I primed it...

(this is the back)


and got a little clever... 
Here is how you can get the numbers in all the right places...
I traced the circle onto a piece of paper, then I folded the paper in 1/2, and in 1/2 again... until I had 12 equal triangles...



I opened up the circle and marked 
the wooden circle at every fold...




these marks would be where I'd put the numbers...



I used a stencil to make the roman numerals on the 
paper circle first... I used the old "scribble
with a pencil on the back" trick to transfer the numbers...


I could have stenciled right onto the wood but I wanted
to make sure all the numbers would fit first...




I painted in the numerals and a center circle.
I used the paper again to find the center of the board
and I used a plate to get a perfect circle.


I let it dry and then sanded the whole board
to distress the wood.



I used a Minwax stain to give the clock it an old, aged look.


Then I added legs...


and I ended up with a beautiful aged, 
old clock pedestal dish...




and a dome looks great on it too!


Thanks for the inspiration Kathy! 
I'll be using this at my next party!
Susan




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47 comments

  1. Oh this is so cute! Thanks for the details on lining up where the numbers go -- very cute project!

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  2. Clever and very beautiful!!!

    Deborah :)

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  3. What a darling idea. I must try to make one. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  4. that is so cute and very clever!

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  5. I love it with the glass dome...where will you put it? Lisa~

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  6. I love this. Just pinned it.

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  7. Sweet! Very clever, Susan! I like your thinking in how you laid this all out.

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  8. I have the perfect cheese container thingy (really don't know the name of those things) to do this to! I am pinning it now!! Thanks for the inspiration :)

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  9. Blinking heck! That looks amazing, I just love the folding paper idea to get the numbers in the right place, will have to remember this, thanks for sharing!

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  10. i love it! looks awesome and what a great tutorial to boot!

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  11. What a great idea, It looks great with the dome and your tutorial is awesome!

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  12. Nicely done, and thanks for sharing all those great tips! I love this!

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  13. oh my goodness!! I love it! Very very clever!

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  14. Wow so cute and clever! Great tutorial, thanks for sharing.

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  15. LOVE IT!! You have totally inspired me. I actually have a round topped cheap-o table that just brokw in my barn....now I know what to do with the top!! :-)

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  16. this is fantastic, well done!

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  17. This is totally cool! I think the icing on the cake was placing the dome on top of it so it became a cloche!! You did a wonderful job transforming something mundane into something that is clever. Visiting from Charm Bracelet Diva. ~ Sue

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  18. What a fun idea! Hmmm.... I could see something with a little nautical theme too.

    Caron

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  19. Oh my this is INCREDIBLE! Wow, just...WOW!
    Found this awesome project on Running with Glitter! Thank you so much for sharing!

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  20. :) Following you from a few awesome projects ago

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  21. This is really lovely. You did a wonderful job. Thanks for the tutorial!

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  22. so pretty, and unique. great job.

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  23. Love it! Clocks have special meaning to me. I love the clever way you did this to enjoy every day.

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  24. Girl, there isn't a thang you create that I don't love! Thanks for sharing, I have a metal table I have been wanting to make into a clock face. Can't decide if i want to take the legs off and make it just a clock face--would be awesome on a mantel or keep it as a table.

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  25. wow, looks great! i love the distressing!

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  26. I am so into clocks and LOVE this project so much! Great job :)

    Lina
    Fancy Frugal Life

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  27. This is so cool, I love it with the glass dome on top, very Pottery Barn!! Great job, and thanks for linking up with VIF, xo Debra

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  28. Hopping over from Sister Sunday..Love this idea! You did an amazing job.. I think the glaze was the perfect touch. Thanks for sharing!

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  29. You did a great job! I love it - it's perfect!

    Jeanine

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  30. What a great idea.This is so cute.

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  31. Hi Susan,
    Great project! I just bought a lazy susan at a thrift store that needs updating and I think I know what I'm going to do with it now!! Thanks for the great tip on marking where the letters go!
    Have a great week.
    Jane

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  32. Ah-haa...that folded paper idea is genius :) Laurel

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  33. Very nice! I love the idea and may just have to steal it. In the meantime, I pinned your pedestal clock on pinterest.

    Brittany

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  34. I just saw that you took the clock table I painted and put a twist on the idea. Very clever I love the pedestal and "cloche" cover. You know I love to use cloches--and clocks-- in design. Sooo creative. Love it.

    Kathy

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  35. Very cute. :)

    Nice job with the numberss!!

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  36. I absolutely love this! I have a lot of glass domes I use at parties and this is such a fun, new use for one. Well done! I hope you will come to my HomeMade Monday blog party at HomeSavvyAtoZ.com next week and share!

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  37. Soo cute!! Love this~ sharing at my the party tonight~ thanks for sharing at Feathered Nest Friday! :)

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  38. I am ridiculously in love with how it turned out... Great job. It didnt take much for me to become a follower:)

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  39. That would have been perfect at my daughter's around the clock theme bridal shower! Too bad I just now saw your post. Great job!

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