Thursday, April 14, 2016

Repurposed A Faux Wooden Ship Wheel

A new addition for my thrifted search list - clock faces without the clocks.

A wooden painted red and loosely made faux ship wheel was in a box of thrifted stuff. Looked good, had possibilities.

front                   back

DH made some repairs.

I painted the wheel CeCe Caldwell's Simply White, 2 coats plus a few touch ups, back and front.

It sat around painted white for quite awhile until I found a 'words' stencil. Each word had a sticky back which made stencilling the small words much easier.

Clear waxed when dry, polished.

I tried a few different ideas for the centre, a brass plate, seashell, several clock faces.

I think an old clock face would look great but I don't have one and I don't want to take any of my clocks apart. I thought about mod podging but the face I printed out needed more 'white', I will continue searching Graphics Fairy.

Maybe a velcro detachable centre piece, a sweet photo, a small mirror, lots of choices for the centre.

Then DH found a metal star in my bits of metal stash, it opens to six arms. 

Just right.

Thank you for visiting.

Featured by:

Ashleigh at Twenty Something in the 2010's
Nicole at What About.Co
Jillian of Bella Rosa Antiques
Abby of Winstead Wandering

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  1. Joy,
    I so look forward to seeing your projects and this is one of my very favorites! You do such meticulous work and I am pinning this one right this minute to -2 different boards.
    Thank you ever so much for joining us at TOHOT, we always look forward to seeing your creativity and talent.

  2. Hi Joy,
    Clicked over from Bloom Designs linky party. Your ship wheel caught my eye. Lovely makeover. I love the nautical theme, and am looking for a large ship wheel also [at a reasonable price] to add to my nautical project makeovers.

  3. Aren't you smart! My mind never would have thought to do something like this. I'm green with envy that you are so creative. The words you added are just perfect.

    Happy Thoughts of Home on Thursday. :)

  4. Joy ... Love how this turned out. The star DH found is just perfect. I liked your idea of a clock face too. This would also look good with clock works with large (long) hands and just add numbers that correspond with the spokes. 12 at the top ... 6 at the bottom and 2,4,8 and 10 if those would be the correct spacing of the spokes. Love the words that you chose to stencil. As always ... a great job.

  5. This is just great!!! Where did you find your stencil 'words?'

  6. I love this project- what a clever idea.
    I am so glad you shared it at Thoughts of Home on Thursday.

    White Spray Paint

  7. What a clever project!!

    Have a great weekend.


  8. Hey Joy! Thank you for linking up at Funtastic Friday! Too cute! I would have never thought of this upcycle! Very creative!

  9. Very, very of the best clocks I've seen in a long time!

  10. Love the makeover you've given the faux ship wheel. The words on the sides are perfect inspiration on where to "steer" one's life. And that star in the middle is awesome! I LOVE stars of all shapes and sizes, what a fun find you had in your stash!

  11. Great upcycle! My husband and I are moving to a harbor town in the fall and decor like this would be so awesome in our new home!

    I would love it if you would stop by my weekly link party and share this with everyone : )

    1. This will be featured on my next link-up on Friday the 22nd. Stop by and check it out and share any new projects you are working on : )

  12. Such a clever repurpose Joy! Thank you for sharing @Vintage Charm! I love your spring header, too! Blessings, Cecilia

  13. You improved that ship wheel, love how it looks now!

    I would love to invite you to share it with us at our new Sweet Inspiration party, which is live every Friday:


  14. Joy, I love how you repurposed that thrift store ship wheel. It looks great! The star is a perfect finishing touch. Pinning. Thanks for sharing at Snickerdoodle Sunday.

  15. Love very much Joy! Thanks for linking at Five Star Frou-Frou this week. Love, Mimi xxx

  16. I love it! This is so cute and even painted red it looked great, but I love how you added the words to it! :)

  17. Hello Joy, I'm dropping by from the DIY Show Off Party. Your ships wheel is so pretty and creative! Thanks for sharing it.

  18. Love how you updated this ship wheel. The brass star is perfect for the center (I liked the clock face idea too!). Thanks for sharing at THe Creative Circle. Hope to see you this week! xoxo

  19. Hi Joy. Letting you know that your craft is Featured at Funtastic Friday this week:
    Hope you stop by!

  20. Joy, this is such a cool upcycle! It's very creative, and how cool that DH found the perfect centerpiece. Thanks for linking up at Sweet Inspiration!

  21. Really turned out great! Where did you find the small words stencils? I have a larger captain's wheel that I am trying to figure out what to do with...
    Thank you for sharing it with LTV!

  22. Super cute upgrade! I love everything nautical, too.

    Kevin Elwood


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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