Wednesday, February 27, 2013

{clock makeover}


I've had my eye on cute clocks like this one for awhile now...

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So when I came across a cute little wood clock and a paper doily, a lightbulb went off in my head.

And I came up with this...


So cute, right?

And this project couldn't have been any simpler. The hardest part was figuring out how to get the hands off. And I'm embarrassed to say that it was NOT hard. Ha :)

Here it was before...


I took off the hands and painted them a fun shade of blue {totally forgot to take a picture of this...but you can figure that out, right?}

Then I took a paper doily, cut a hole to fit it over the mechanism, and used mod podge to adhere it {a layer under and on top of the doily}...



Yeah...I know it covers part of the 10. Bummer. But oh well...I still love it.

Then I reattached the hands...


And voila!


I still haven't picked a home for it, but it looks pretty darn cute on our mantel...


And this was the cheapest.project.ever...the clock was a freebie, and I already owned the paint and the doily.

Can't beat that! :)

Have you been working on any fun and free DIY projects?

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10 comments:

Jamie -Better With Age said...

What a great idea! So cute ;)
Jamie ~ Better With Age

Kelley @ TheGrantLife.com said...

Ohh! LOVE! I love all things lace. In fact.. Im pinning this to my I love lace board ;)

Monica said...

http://themodernmrsblog.com/the-staircase-gets-some-diy-love/

This is my latest DIY project. Easy costs since most of the supplies can be found at Dollar Tree and we all have mod podge at home.

Carly Lynn said...

I'm in love with this! Great job! :)

Sarah S. said...

Super CUTE. I would have never thought of using a paper doily. Funny, I just posted a diy doily dreamcatcher today. It's a doily day :)

Carissa Rasmussen said...

i need to find me a clock like that...too too cute

Kristin IDelights said...

Hi Mandy :) I found you via Kelley (thegrantlife). Your clock turned out really cute. Thanks for the inspiration, and for sharing your idea.

Craftivity Designs said...

Cute! What a huge transformation with very little!
- Lora

Christine said...

So very stylish!!!!

Thanks so much for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer!! Can't wait to see what you link up tomorrow evening!

Christine said...

CONGRATS!!!!
You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer!! YAY!! Come on over and grab your featured button... you deserve it :)
http://thediydreamer.com/from-dream-to-reality/features-56/

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