Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Pottery Barn Clock Knock off MY way!

I know this clock has been done a few times.  Original from Pottery Barn Catalog:



Then a Knock Off at Twenty Something



And another at Alchemy Junk



this next one is from Creative Juices Decor

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I enjoyed how each put their individual spin on it.

So here goes with my version. First I cleated some 1 x 6 cedar fence boards together and painted them white.

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I found a big ol’ flower pot to trace for my circle

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I used my Silhouette and an old used file folder to create my numeral stencils.  I only did the basics as I planned to combine them to make all the numerals.  (ignore the ED on there, it was for another project)

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I was running out of room in my studio, with the wet weather I had to move this bookcase inside to paint it and it takes up quite a bit of space. I had a several signs in different stages of completion all over the place so I had to use the side of the bookcase as my work area.

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The circle I traced with the pot was not large enough so I used it as a placement marker for the bottoms of the numerals, then I traced another circle using a pencil and compass from the first circle.  Not precise but I wasn’t aiming for precise.

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Here it is nearing completion but it needed some distressing.  The center circle was too much so I wet a cloth and started to scrub at it to wipe it down some.

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I used the damp blackened edge to run along the edges of the boards and here and there to add a bit of aging and darkening smudges.

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Better but it still wasn’t me.  So I took it to the garage and sanded the goodie out of it.   Still was not there….

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Finally I had to do it…I had to put my signature touch on it…



Roses…now it really is my version of Pottery Barns clock.  I still make tweak it a bit before putting on the varathane.  I had thought of some wording above and below the roses, I am just not sure yet.  


I definitely had a good time with this one, I have another in the works with a heavy crackle background and I may do yellow roses on it. 


While working on this I got 3 other signs painted and I have 2 more now on order. 
The sun shone today and it was a sight for sore eyes.  It is easier for me to run between the garage (where I saw and sand my signs) and the studio when it is sunny and pleasant out. 

I did practice some shots with a new setting this morning in the mist.  I will share them soon. 

Enjoy!
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28 comments:

  1. I love it! Wow, I really like the clock style, and I love how you finished it. Awesome!

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  2. I love the personal touch you put on it - well done. Stop by to enter my giveaway!

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  3. I love it! The rose is the perfect touch to a beautiful knock off. I think I like yours better!

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  4. You did an amazing job. I love it. Love it even more that you put your own personal touch to it with the rose in the middle.

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  5. Love it!! I love hand-painted touches!! :)

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  6. Love this...like your's better with the roses...wish I had mad skills like you (and a studio for that matter) to make something like this. Would love it if you would link this up to our Rockin' link party going on now at RoCa and Company. Here is the link: http://rocaandcompany.blogspot.com/2011/10/you-rock-5.html. Come and show off what you got. Hope to see you there...

    Remember...YOU ROCK!!

    Carmen @ RoCa and Company
    www.rocaandcompany.blogspot.com

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  7. gorgeous! i love your take on it and it was great to see the steps as it progressed.

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  8. Great creation! Well done - what a lot of work too!

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  9. Your version is definitely the prettiest of those you showed. Beautiful.

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  10. i really really like this. i would love for you to link this or any other post up to my link party flashback fridays....a place where bloggers can link up vintage, retro, old posts, or anything that comes to mind when hearing the word "flashback".
    here is the link if you are interested:
    http://lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com/2011/10/flashback-fridays-6.html

    {love} lauryn @ lovenotesbylauryn.blogspot.com

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  11. What a fun and inspiring project, I love that you made it your own! Thanks for sharing! Happy PPF!

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  12. I like the creative spin with the roses.

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  13. you've done a wonderful job! wow.

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  14. I like yours much better than the other versions.

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  15. Awesome. I enjoyed the steps and also looked at the building of your studio. You and your husband did a great job. I have the same doors on my studio. I like your signs. Thanks for sharing. Happy PPF!

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  16. What a great job :)
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  17. Aaaah, roses. You are talking my language with the pretty flowers in the middle! I love your version of the clock the best! God bless x

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  18. Lovely job on that PB clock with a pretty twist! Love it! How big was the outside and inside circles of the clock face...?

    xoxo laurie

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  19. Golly, you are so creative. I like the way you put your final touch to it with your roses. I've always wanted to learn the distressing technique.

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  20. Beautiful, I like it better than the Pottery Barn version.

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  21. Wow, it just got better and better! I'm glad you kept with it until you owned it--just gorgeous! :)

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  22. wow, you are party hardying with this one! :) Can I invite you to another one?!! Would love for you to share this post over at Trash To Treasure Tuesdays on the Korner! Thanks!! http://kammyskorner.blogspot.com/2011/10/trash-to-treasure-tuesday-link-party-2.html

    Now I should do something like this with all my scrap wood laying around!!! :)

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  23. It turned out really nice! Thanks so much for linking up--hope you'll be back this week!
    Mary

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  24. Isn't it great to be able to make something unique and your own? I love all the incarnations of the PB clock, including your beautiful blooming one.

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  25. Thanks for linking back! Your version on the clock is so personal and looks awesome!

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  26. I like your verson the best by far! Love the center! Deb

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  27. Pamela,
    It was really pretty...but when you added the roses, it became spectacular!!

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  28. Very creative! And unique. :)

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