Our friend, Rebecca, has this lovely wall clock in her house. The most impressive part about this clock is that she made it herself. She was gracious enough to spend a morning show me how to make my very own, and we documented each step in case one of you also wanted to decorate your walls with a personalized clock.
This may be a project you want to do with friends because it is cheaper to buy all the supplies in bulk (5 or more).
*One wood table top. We found ours at Lowes and picked up the 24 inch piece. We had to drill a hole in our center and route out a place for the clock mechanism. You will need to do this part too.
*One vinyl clock sticker (we bought ours HERE)
*Clock mechanism and hands (we bought ours HERE)
*Paint-three to four different colors. We used linen, spice, cream, and a brown.
*Krylon Clear Coat Spray (either gloss or matte)
*Plastic garbage bags
First, you will need to drill a hole in the center of your wood, route out a space big enough for the clock mechanism and sand the whole piece.
Next, very quickly paint stripes in contrasting colors. Try not to let the paint dry. We did this in brown and linen.
Quickly, use the plastic grocery bags to smudge the paint. Do this by dabbing the bags up and down all over very quickly.
Next, get our your sponges and some more paint. We used cream and spice here. We dabbed the sponge in the paint and applied all over the wood until we were happy with how it looked. If you don't like it, just sand the wood and start over. There really is no wrong way to do this.
Once we were happy with the paint job, we took white and black paint and painted "cracks" or random wavy lines on the board.
Pre vinyl sticker:
After the wood was nice and dry, we applied the vinyl sticker and added the clock mechanism. My vinyl sticker says our Clark Family Est. 1999. You could do anything with your vinyl, or leave it off altogether. For our last step, we applied a clear Krylon spray coat to protect it all. Now it is ready for hanging.
(Note from Mandy: When I saw Stacy's clock in person, I couldn't believe it was made out of wood! It really looks like it's made from a slab of marble--gorgeous. )
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