This is a faux clock you can make using the easy stenciling techniques I’m sharing in this article. It’s a great weekend project and a super way to use any old round table top you may have.
I curbed this table last year. I changed out the top by using flooring. I then had the table top leftover–
I’ve seen the faux clocks in blogland made out of plywood, and I thought to myself, I don’t need plywood, I already have a giant clock face! I found a clock graphic online and enlarged the numerals. I cut them out, leaving the curved lines to use as a reference on the curve of the wooden clock face.
I used the template that came with this clock to line up my numerals.
I intended to trace the outline through the paper like I did here. However this wood is too hard and I couldn’t get an impression. I had to cut each numeral out. I did not want to remove them from the table, because I had them positioned already. After cutting them out I would not have the curved line to use as a reference. I left one side taped, cut out the other side and traced the outline. I then moved the tape and cut out and traced the other side.
I used a pencil to trace around the numerals.
I used a small artists brush to fill in the numerals.
This is after I painted them all. I felt like they were too “new” looking.
I sanded the black paint to distress it a little.
This clock is 36 inches in diameter.
After a few days passed, I decided that I wanted it distressed a little more.
I mixed up a whitewash and brushed it all over the faux clock
I think I went a little too far. Sometimes I should quit when I’m ahead.
Honestly, which do you like better? It’s still a work in progress, cause I need to figure out what I want to do (if anything) to make the center more noticeable.
edited to add:
you can see the finished project in my post Faux Clock Table