Not just repurposing, but BEING repurposed......" if anyone is in Christ, he is a new creation: the old has gone, the new has come." ~~ 2 Corinthians 5:17

Friday, May 21, 2010

I'm on the bandwagon!

I generally prefer to post original projects whenever possible. This is a project I never intended to post, so I didn't really take any pictures as I made this project. No need -- these Roman Numeral clock faces are all over blogland. So I wanted to make one too and include it in my showroom. And with my newfound determination to post more frequently with smaller posts, well, here it is.

Like I said, these are all over blogland -- but I used Gail's from My Repurposed Life as my guide. The round board I had was extremely nasty, but I had nothing to lose so I used it -- I think it turned out okay.

Gail added a French surname and the word Paris just for fun. In my attempt to not look like I was copying her (but I actually was!) I decided my clock was from Germany. And no need to look up German names, I just used the one I was most familiar with -- Sgt. Schultz from Hogan's Heroes. Because afterall, most days I feel like "I know Nothing. Nothing."
Peace out,
p.s. I learned something while doing this, when making clocks they used IIII for the number 4 instead of the correct IV. One theory is it helps balance the VIII (the biggest number) on the other side of the face. Who knew?


Sue said...

Its huge, and great idea!Why not be inspired from others, it is the different detail that makes it yours. Im with you on the shultz thing, I know nothing most of the time!LOl

Cindy said...

I love those huge, old clock faces. I need to make one, I think!
Hugs, Cindy S said...

cool beans! thanks for the linkup!
here't the link to the clock if anyone wants to see my parisian version. :)
I love the way yours turned out. You made me go look at mine to see if I did IIII or IV :)
It's in my living room, right by my feet, but currently upside down so that I can attach the "L" brackets for the legs.
have a great weekend!
love your clock!

junkdreams said...

Hi Midge,
I haven't seen any of these in blogland and am blown away by this project. Love it!!! Well done!!! Now I want one!

Linda said...

Really awesome project! I'd love to have one of these!

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Rose said...

I saw this when you first posted, and it must have been on my mind when I picked up the round plywood the other day. I also was on the phone with gail as I was curbshopping and she agreed a clock face was waiting to be born.
So between the 2 of you I have all the instructions I need to make it happen! Thanks! Love the info on the numbers. Good to know.
What size is yours? Mine is a 4' diameter..

Sausha @ {show and tell} said...

i love yours and is by far one of my favorites :)

Jill said...

I haven't jumped on this bandwagon--but I think I should. This is neat. I also think your stack of suitcases is AWESOME!