Monday, July 17, 2017

Giant Junk Clock

I don't know where I picked up the round piece.  I am sure I was thinking of it as a table-top.  It had a great weathered look, but one piece was broken off...so it sat around in my "to do" pile for quite a while.

Even after I decided to make it a "junk clock", it took awhile to think through it.  So meanwhile I stained each piece a different shade.  Then it sat for awhile again.  My rusty junk box was very low, so I had to wait for some interesting hardware to come my way.

As soon as I saw the hinges at an auction, I liked them right away. I liked the variety, and could picture how they would look on the clock. And I added the 3 & 9 just to break things up a bit.

So far everything was cheap or free.  Short rejoicing.  I priced clock works at Hobby Lobby -- $15-$20.  I ended up buying it off of ebay for $13.  Then I needed to make a circle hole in the back to place the works -- I needed a special $17 drill bit for that.  So, it was at least a $30 investment -- which hurts my chintzy little heart.

Linking up with:
Vintage Charm Party at My Thrift Store Addiction
Funky Junk Interiors

2 comments:

  1. I like it! Very creative. I'm in a class this week. Yuck...

    Have a good week.

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  2. This is so fun! Thanks for sharing at Vintage Charm--pinned!

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