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DIY Clock from frames, Guest

02 August 2010

I guess we have a  bit of a theme today for posts, totally unplanned!  But this little clock  is such a fun project from Amanda @ The Hand Me Down House, and I think she has a giveaway on it at here site til Wednesday so check it out!

So by now I'm sure you have realized that the thrift store is my friend (it should be your friend too).  I visit the thrift store weekly -- sometimes I leave with nothing, sometimes I leave with a bag of stuff.    For example, last week when I was there I found a sham for our bedding set from Target still new in the package.  SCORE!  And for two measly dollars I snatched that puppy right up.  Well I ALSO found these two sets of frames:

YIKES, right!?!  But I have to say I'm in LOVE with oval frames right now., and these frames had some character.  I was so excited when I found the first set and then I was ecstatic when I saw the second set.  I was actually going to make these into cute little hooks by adding glass knobs to them, but ended up changing my mind (I've been known to do that).

I decided on making a clock for our living room.  I spray-painted my frames a lovely shade of greyish blue.  I left the glass out of the frames for this project (I'm getting quite the collection of glass from frames -- I better find a project to use it all up!) 

I added some elegant scrapbook paper to the background of each frame.  Next I glued the smaller frame inside the bigger frame. 

Then it was time to add the clock kit, which I painted black.  I found the clock kit at Joann's and followed the instructions on it to install my clock and hands.  I cut holes in each of the frames to push the clock peices through, like this:

After the clock hands were in, I placed my frame on a picture frame stand and VIOLA!

Isn't that a great idea for some old frames you have kicking around?  Great Job Amanda!


Kristen August 2, 2010 at 2:47 PM  

That's a great idea!! I would have never thought to have layered them in side of each other. Good job!! Looks awesome!

Lindsay August 2, 2010 at 7:02 PM  

These just gave me a great idea! You could take an old clock and turn it into a display frame as well! Just remove the number background and hands- and press in your own photo or display! How cool would that be?!

LiveLikeYou August 3, 2010 at 9:19 AM  

I've seen a lot of makeovers-but this is the first time I see a painting become a clock!1 Fun!

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