Thursday, March 29, 2012

Wall Clock Tutorial

I know you have seen these everywhere. Ballard Designs, Pottery Barn and every other design catalog. I have wanted one for a long time.
Well Yesterday was my birthday. Now you're asking yourself, "What does that have to do with a wall clock?" Well my sweet hubby asked me if there was anything I wanted that I haven't already made! Well, yes there was. (I had a BIG smile on my face now) So I asked him if there was any more of that great wood from our old chicken coop. He said "yeah, I have a few boards." "Well this is what I want for them" and I gave him directions. (he takes direction very well) So he took 5 of the best ones and put braces on the back and screwed them together. Then I asked him to cut it into as large a circle as it would make. It came out to be 28" across.

 Now the boards were already very grey and weathered nicely. But I went ahead and white washed it. Just took some white primer I had, watered it down and pretty much dry brushed the whole thing.

My hubby is much better at measuring, so I asked him to mark all the spots I needed for a clock face. I went and found some chipboard numbers from all my scrapbook supplies. Don't even get me started on my scrapbook stuff!! I drew around each and filled them in with back paint. Then took a little sandpaper to them. We wouldn't want the numbers to look too new now would we.

And there you go! A new "vintage" wall clock face. I know the circle in the middle for some reason doesn't look centered in the picture, but it is. I'll blame it on my stupid phone, yeah that's right. It was the camera on the phone. I hope to get a good camera soon.


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