Stenciled Pocket Watch Children’s Desk

Whelp, I moved on to Round 4 in Every Creative Endeavor’s Creative Blogger’s Got Talent contest. The new projects are up now so please go vote! While I can’t tell you which project is mine, I can show you what I did for Round 3. So here we go!

A Stenciled Pocket Watch Children’s Desk!

And here’s what I started with…

I used two coats of Old White Annie Sloan Chalk Paint all over the base of the desk. Then I painted the drawers in ASCP Country Grey. My idea was to match some adorable pocket watch knobs I found at Michael’s for $1 each!

I then used my Cameo Silhouette to print out a stencil of a large pocket watch. I transferred it onto the table and lighting filled in the top of the white desk with the Country Grey ASCP.

I sanded the whole desk down a bit, used a coat of clear wax throughout and added the pocket watch hardware!

Aren’t the knobs adorable? Especially for $1 each!

And here’s how the stencil turned out! I distressed it so it was a little faded.


  1. says

    This looks amazing! I love using my Silhouette to create stencil for painting. The little knobs are too cute :) I picked up some of their vintage-look knobs last year and they totally transformed a piece of furniture. Amazing what a difference the hardware makes.

    All the best,


  2. says

    That turned out really well! Where is this piece destined to live in your house?

    I didn’t know Michaels sold knobs and the like! I’ll have to check it out!

    • says

      LOL, I have no where to put it!! I think I’m going to sell it. And I didn’t know Michael’s had knobs either. THey had a couple of different options in the Dollar Bin aisle. SCORE!

  3. says

    Oh that is a great idea. And yes those knobs at Michaels and Hobby Lobby get me all the time. What a great way to have them all work together.
    thanks for sharing,

  4. says

    Wonderful project! I love painted furniture and this turned out so cute! The knobs are the perfect touch to make anyone very happy! Love it! Julie (the letter 4’s mom)

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