3.17.2011

Clock Makeover

See this clock? 

It bought it from Walmart for $3. Kind of boring, right? (By the way, that's my lovely husband doing the hand modeling in this pic...hehe.)

I've had this on the wall for 4 years now - it was about time for a makeover! All I needed to turn this into a custom clock was a little leftover Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint and some scrapbook paper. Piece of cake.

It took some prying, but I was able to separate the different plastic pieces so that I could take out the number plate. Once I did that, I traced it onto some pretty paper. Then, I simply cut it out, added the hand-drawn numbers, and placed it in the newly painted frame.

And here is the finished product!

Although it's not my favorite clock ever, I think it is an improvement. It was super easy! I should have done it years ago. If I had had some pretty number stickers on hand, then I would have used those instead of a sharpie for the numbers. I still like it, though. :)

Thanks so much for looking! If you have any clock makeovers you would like to share, please do! 

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13 comments:

  1. I have the exact same clock...well, the before. I'm totally digging the redo!

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  2. I like this idea! I often find ugly little clocks at the thrift store that would look wonderful with what you've done.

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  3. Awesome idea!I would have not thought of changing the face like that!

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  4. Very cute! I have a totally 90's looking wood wall clock that may need a little makeover...

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  5. It never dawned on me to re-do a clock. None of the clocks in my house are safe now...

    Thanks for linking to Creative Juice Thursday. I hope to see you back with more ideas this week...

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  6. I have this clock, and I'm so going to do something with it now, thanks to you! Such awesome ideas, I'm officially a follower!

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  7. I love it! You have inspired me to make one now!

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  8. Ha! I just posted my clock make-over at the CSI Project. Here I am, lazily scrolling through after it posts, and what's this I see?? Another clock make-over? Posted at the EXACT same time mine was? No way! Hilarious!!

    Great job! I've done quite a few clock make-overs. I give them as gifts. Gotta love the price and personalization, right? :)

    Aloha,
    Charlie

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  9. This is really cool! And I love Sharpies.

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  10. Thanks for your comment on my blog, Lauren. This clock looks great! I tried to hack one of those cheapie ikea clocks previously but the positioning of my numbers was somewhat off and the clock became highly inaccurate.

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  11. What a huge improvement! So stinkin' cute! You're sharpie numbers look great, I thought they were stickers at first. Love it! I'm going to be moving soon, so I am really having fun looking at all these great ideas, it will make decorating my new house so much fun and thrifty! :)

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  12. Love your blog and this project - so creative and fun and the color combo and pattern are perfect! Just wanted to let you know I featured it in my roundup of clock re-dos and makeovers here. Feel free to check it out if you want and hope you like it! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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Thanks for your kind comments!