I’m so excited to finally get to share my DIY clock that I’ve been working on for the home office makeover. I’ve been searching for a large clock and finally found the look I wanted, but at a hefty price tag. Hefty like $279! Uh, yeah. No way I can squeeze that in the budget no matter what excuse I come up with. So I made my own version of my favorite Pottery Barn clock for only $20!
I made this clock from a table top that I already had. You know the ones… three wooden dowel legs, throw a tablecloth over it and call it done kinda table?
That table had been hiding in the attic for eons, and I knew that round table top would be perfect for making my DIY clock.
I used the same paint I used to make over the hope chest in the office. It took three coats of paint for a smooth finish.
I measured and found the center of the circle, then using a compass (a makeshift compass with pencil and string) I traced out my circles. I painted over my lines with the same paint color I used on the office walls, Sherwin Williams Aloof Gray.
I painted on the numbers all free-hand style , like I’m some sort of ar-teest or something. ha! That explains why their a bit, okay maybe a lot of crooked. Moving on…
I picked up the upholstery nails from Lowe’s. Finally after posting all those ideas about nailbrad trim, I’m putting all that inspiration to work!
At this point, I was starting to wonder if my DIY clock would actually keep time. It wasn’t the precision of the clock kit I was worried about. It was my ability to accurately position the numbers on the dial enough to be able to tell time. 🙂
I drilled a hole in the center for the clock hands kit. No turning back now! I had decided worse case scenario, it would become a “clock table”. I would just screw those three wooden dowel legs back in to the bottom, put a finial where the hole is and call it a conversation piece. That would work, right??
The clock hand kit came from Hobby Lobby for about $15 with my 40% off coupon. I used the high torque movement clock hands for the larger dial.
Here’s the finished product! And guess what? It keeps time! It may not be perfect, but it’s totally worth it get the look I wanted for less than $200. WAAAAY less. 😉 Now I can use that money I saved on more updates to the office! More to come soon and I can’t wait to share with you!
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