I have to say it. This is an ugly clock. I didn’t think so when I bought it. It was an impulse buy…I needed or wanted a clock for the kitchen wall and thought it would look good and the price was right. But as soon as I brought that clock home, I knew it was a mistake. But it hung in my kitchen for a year or so until I finally decided to do something about it.
I knew it wouldn’t be a big loss if whatever I did to it didn’t turn out. So here’s how I made over my clock. I simply took it apart and spray painted the outer cover with black spray paint. Then I gave it a quick coat of a spray gloss sealer.
Using my Cameo I drew a circle shape and sized it to the size of my ugly clock. I filled the shape with a pattern that looks like old, gray, weathered wood (patterned scrapbook paper would work also).
Next, I found a clock face file with roman numerals from the online store, cut them out of black vinyl and put them on the circle. Then I put it all back together and here it is:
Before and after:
And one more of my “new” clock:
Much better! Got anything in your house that needs a makeover?
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Lori @ A Bright and Beautiful Life says
Hi Jeanie ~ I didn’t know that a clock can be taken apart and “remade.” It turned out so nicely. Thanks for sharing.
Great job! You sure turned it into a special piece!
How clever! Can’t wait to try this with a gold-tone wall clock I have stashed away. Thanks for sharing!
Great idea. I have two clocks that need a facelift so I will be following you instructions soon.
Wow! Very impressive! I clicked over from Knock Off Decor.
asia@ it's an organized chaos says
This is so amazing Jeanie! I would have never thought of that. Great job!!
Thanks Julie. It’s amazing what a little spray paint and a piece of cardstock can do to an unattractive clock!
That’s so simple, but it looks ten times better! 🙂
I have a giant clock that similar to your before. While I don’t have a Cameo, you have given an idea. Hopefully I can buy number stickers from somewhere! To think I was ready to put it in the donate box!
could you give more details on this step: Next, I found a clock face file with roman numerals from the online store, cut them out of black vinyl and put them on the circle.
Are you saying you stuck the numbers on by hand? and they came out perfectly spaced? any tricks?
How did you line the roman numerals up so perfectly?
Sarah | Homenourish says
I really inspired how you makeover a clock. I have one clock like this and wanna try as you did. Thank you.
This is FANTASTIC
And I actually do have a clock that needs a makeover desperately
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