Recently my parents moved into a new house, and as a housewarming gift for them, I created this vintage decor clock. Now, I have never created a clock before and I'll be honest, I was a bit intimidated not knowing anything about the workings of a clock. But in the end, I love how the clock turned out, and I never knew how easy clock making could be.
DIY Vintage Decor Clock
- gallery clock
- black clock hands
- 3/8″ clock movement & hands
- 1 1/2″ letter “I” (Qty 9)
- 1 1/2″ letter “V” (Qty 3)
- 1 1/2″ letter “X” (Qty 3)
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Paint (color smoke)
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Paint (color linen)
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Paint (color Parisian blue)
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Clear Wax
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Brush
- Martha Stewart Craft Vintage Decor Stencil
- Martha Stewart Craft Foam Pouncers
- Martha Stewart Craft Glass Patterning Tapes
- E6000 adhesive (or other strong adhesive)
- 120 grit sandpaper
- Clean unfinished gallery clock face from any dust and debris. Glass cleaner works wonderfully for this and doesn’t leave a chemical residue.
- Using your vintage decor brush, paint a thin coat of vintage decor paint (color smoke) over the entire vintage decor clock project. Let dry as directed, then repeat for a 2nd coat.
- Using the vintage decor brush once again, paint a thin coat of vintage decor paint (color linen) over the entire project. Let dry as directed.
- Carefully sand project with 120 medium grit sandpaper to create a vintage, distressed look.
- To stencil your clock face, secure stencil in selected area with patterning tape. Use a foam pouncer to apply selected vintage decor paint (Parisian blue) as desired. Remove stencil while the paint is still wet.
- Paint individual letters in the same color, set aside to dry.
- Again, using the vintage decor brush, apply vintage decor clear wax over your entire project to seal and protect it from moisture and marring. Let dry as directed, then repeat for a second coat.
- After 24 hours, buff project until desired shine.
- Use E6000 or other strong adhesive to adhere the roman numerals to the front of the clock. (Tip: start with the numbers 3, 6, 9 and 12 to help evenly space the hours.)
- Continue around the clock with the remaining numerals as you watch your vintage decor clock project come to life.