After listening to an audiobook called Digital Minimalism David wanted us to go on a digital fast for the whole month of May. We set the terms, of course, so this means: no scrolling, no social media (except for work purposes) and no TV or movies at home. I consider myself to be fairly separated from the digital world, but Y’ALL. The boredom is so REAL. I have waaaay too much time on my hands now! (No pun intended, since this post is about a clock HA). I mean, I always have projects to do, but you’d be surprised at how much I can get done in a day. 😜
Seriously though, any good book recommendations?? Or new skills I should learn? Anything you can give me is appreciated! In other news, I had this cute yellow clock that I’ve had for years, still works great, and the size is perfect for our bedside tables! It just needed a refresh. Here’s how I did it!
Honestly this project was super easy, anyone could do it. So If you’re updating your space, and have an old clock that you love, this trick just might work for you!
Step 1: Take off the back, and unscrew the toggles just enough to move them and remove the clock face from the body.
Step 2: Pull off the little plug from the top where the hands are, and use the pliers to CAREFULLY remove the hands from the center.
Step 3: Unscrew the center gold nut that is keeping the particle board face sandwiched between it and the gear box.
Step 4: Spray paint the body of the clock whatever color you want. I used Krylon satin black, left over from some other projects.
Step 5: Now you’re ready to give this cutie a new face! I used this white self adhesive vinyl sheet from Hobby Lobby ($2), but you can use any self adhesive, like contact paper. In fact, a fun contact paper patterned face would be cool to try!
Trace the face, and the hole, cut them both out and stick it to the face.
Step 6: Apply the new numbers! I used this roman numeral pack ($2.50) I picked up from my local Hobby Lobby. This was the smallest set I could find, but the characters were still slightly too big. To improvise, I cleverly cut off the ends of some black brads I had on hand and glued them to the face for the other numbers. 😅
Step 7: All that’s left is to reassemble the clock the same way you took it apart! Easy, peasy, lemon-squeezy 🍋.
Overall this project cost me about $5 total! Brand new clock for $5?! Love it. I’ve got plenty more projects to share with you over the next few weeks, so hold on tight! I’ll be back for tomorrow’s Feature Friday, which is going to be slightly different this time around! Thanks for reading, I hope you liked this cute little clock upcycle, let me know in the comments if you have questions. À bientôt!