Well, creativity hit me late Friday night. It was about 7:45ish and I saw this broke clock for the umpteenth time sitting in a closet … doing nothing… just sitting there… the nerve!
But this time was different. When I saw it THIS time, I knew it’s purpose!
So, I began to destruct it (that sounds like the opposite of construct, right?)
Well… I just googled it…
destruct: to destroy one’s missile or rocket after launch
Ok… so I took it apart.
Then, I found this sheet of wood I purchased from Lowes awhile back… I can say… it’s no longer sitting around doing nothing either!
I traced the clock face on the wood and got the handy jigsaw to cut my circle out.
Next, the painting began. I used some outdoor acrylic paint and the porch paint I bought for my white porch.
Now, the base… what to sit my new table top on?
So… I got out my scrap wood and began to construct… Ok… actually play… I had to come up with a pattern first.
When I figured out my pattern, I turned to my craft room for embellishments and found exactly what I needed.
Time: around 11:00 p.m.
Hi Ho Hi Ho… back to painting I go…
After I got most everything painted with at least one coat, it was 12:00 a.m. and I was tired!
Hi Ho Hi Ho… it’s off to bed I go…
(I don’t know why I’m singing that during my post???)
Saturday morning = Base Construction!
I got my handy drill and went to drillin’! Woohoo!
I love all my tools!
I had my base that I needed to drill up into the post but not be wobbly because of the screw head. So I used the attachment that gave me a recessed hole where the heads would be hidden up in the base…
But I was quite shy with this attachment at first and didn’t drill deep enough. So, I kept working with it until I got the right depth.
Then the trusty ole gorilla glue came out and I glued the base on the post.
After some drying time took place, I drilled three screws up into the post from the bottom of the base.
Next, I attached some scrap pieces of wood to each side of the post to give it a more bulky unique look. Then, I hot glued my little floral embellishments on.
And finally glued the tabletop down!
With a glass of sweet tea and a little encouragement from Joyce Meyer (I need all I can get)…
my new table will fit right in with my new white porch…
whenever I get that finished! :)
Thanks for Stoppin’ By!