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,
Midge
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?

9 comments:

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

gail@myrepurposedlife.net said...

cool beans! thanks for the linkup!
here't the link to the clock if anyone wants to see my parisian version. :)
http://myrepurposedlife.blogspot.com/2010/04/faux-clock-from-table-top.html
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!
gail

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!
xojanis

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..
Rose

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!