What does a candlestick and a clock have in common?

DIY Clock Table

Good evening everyone!  I have been so busy with the laundry room build, I have not had time to post – The good news – it’s almost done – Make sure to see the sneak peak we posted earlier today, I think you will love the finished results when we are done 😉

Tonight, I am going to answer the above question.  Earlier today, I was cleaning out our decor storage to make room for yes, more decor (after all; a girl has to have her stuff 😉 ) when an old Pottery Barn clock and a rather large iron candlestick appeared.  I pulled them out, sitting the clock on the candlestick to keep it safe while I shifted the other items.  When I turned around to move it back into storage,  it was like angels singing!  It was obvious their common theme was none other than a DIY Clock Table, a perfect upcycle project!  Dropping everything, I started designing how I would get it to stay on the candlestick, after all I always wanted a DIY Clock Table since seeing one in a magazine.

So, here’s what I did:

I ran off to Lowe’s (because who wants to clean when you can play at Lowe’s, am I right? 😉 ).  Once there I gathered the one item I did not have, Leveling Glides by Softtouch.  I brought them home and got to work.

Soft Touch Threaded Leveling Glides
Soft Touch Threaded Leveling Glides

1.  I drilled four 3/16″ holes at the 12 -3-6-9 marks on the wood frame of the clock.

Drilling holes in the Hello I Live Here Clock Table Drilling holes in the Hello I Live Here Clock Table

2.  Next, I painted the glides black to match the hands of the clock, dried, soaped the threads and screwed all four into the holes I drilled.

Drilling holes in the Hello I Live Here Clock Table

3.  Then, I routed out the back of the clock in a small but deep circle for mounting the clock on to the candle stick seen below.  I mounted it this way because the clock still works.  Mounting this way we could change the batteries located in the back of the clock.

Candlestick Table Leg for the DIY Clock Table DIY Clock Table built by Hello I Live Here

4.  I added a piece of glass from the decor area, and BAM – a new DIY Clock Table!

DIY Clock Table built by Hello I Live Here

That’s right – a sassy new DIY Clock Table out of three old items I would have never used again.  How cool is that! 😉

DIY Clock Table built by Hello I Live Here
DIY Clock Table built by Hello I Live Here

I hope you enjoy the quick post tonight and I promise, the laundry room is coming to a blog near you soon!  Have a great night everyone – happy blogging!

– LC   🙂

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