DIY Clock From a Wooden Spool

UPDATE****** I AM AWARE THAT THE 9 IS INCORRECT, I'LL BE FIXING IT AND POSTING NEW PICS VERY SOON. THANK YOU ALL FOR LETTING ME KNOW!!******
As you know I am part of a monthly challenge group,and this month's Theme was WEATHERED. Pretty much my absolute favorite finish on everything. If it looks like it's been sitting outside for 100 years and no one has touched it SIGN ME UP! I kind of cheated a little bit this month. Instead of using an actual piece of furniture I decided to make my piece. It was super easy! If you'd like to see the other projects from the group just go here
First thing was first. My Brother in-law works at a rock quarry and they had some of these wood spools lying around. SCORE he just brought them home for me.
So after you locate your spool and get it home you have to disassemble it and clean the dirt off.
To take it apart you just have to break loose the 3 bolts on the end.
After that clean it up with a wire brush and hose, then let it dry.
When the wood is completely dry remove any nails or staples sticking out of it.
Next white wash it. I use 70% white laytex paint to 30% water brush all over the front and sides of the round end piece. Let dry for 24 hours.
After the white wash has dried, in small sections, brush on and wipe off minwax classic gray stain until the whole thing has been stained . This gives it the gray driftwood color.
While your stain is drying cut a piece of sheet metal in a circle to cover the middle hole and spray paint it black. This step is completely optional. I've seen many pieces like this with just the numbers painted on it and no clock hands. It's totally up to you what you'd like to do.
After your clock is dry add your round piece of sheet metal. I used upholstery tacks to attach it. They work perfectly and give it a nice look
Then It's time to attach your clock motor and hands to the sheet metal. You just drill a hole the size of the piece that holds the hands in the middle of your sheet metal. I think it's a 3/8 drill bit.
After you add your hands time to paint your numbers on. I just used a font I liked and Typed a bunch of I,V,and X's for roman numerals. Then cut them out with an exacto knife and painted them on with black laytex paint.
When everything was attached and Painted i then added a hanger to the back i used 2 D-Hooks and plastic coated wiring rated for 250 lbs.
I just love it! it ties my coffee table in nicely, and really finishes out My gallery wall. For more details and a full list of everything I used, just follow the link below over to my blog.

Stacey @addisonmeadowslane
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