nursery update: clock

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

When I started thinking about this nursery, I wanted to be able to use as much of what I had already on hand. If I had to fix it up - that was fine.

Every nursery needs a clock. Well there was a clock in this room and it was pretty plain; an old orange Ikea clock that I think my hubby had in university. I kept looking at it thinking that there must be something I can do with it.

Enter the wonder world of blogs! I found this DIY sunburst mirror on the House of Fifty blog and decided to put a little sunburst in my clock.



Here is what I started with. Kinda blah.

I had some skewers in the pantry and some leftover candy sticks from my Stella & Dot party that I thought would work well for the spikes.

Then I just started gluing with my glue gun, marking off 12, 3, 6 & 9 so the skewers would be even.


All done!


I taped up the clock and started to spray, quickly realizing that the stuff I was using was way too strong for a preggo to be using. So it sat in the garage for about two months until last weekend...


Here it is post-spray. It was kind of a blessing that I waited because I decided to change up the colour and opted for gold instead of the shimmery grey I had purchased originally. 


I wanted a new clock face so I downloaded a template from the World Wide Web...


Once I got the right fit, I flipped through my little paper book to find some designs I could use for the face.


I printed the clock on this paper originally, but it was kind of boring. So I kept looking.


And this is what I chose! Kind of a goldy with teal flowery paper. I just used Modge Podge to stick it to the old clock face and then reattached the clock arms (are they called arms?).



There are still a few things to do to fix it up. My clock face doesn't go to the edge in some spots so I think I might put some type of border around the edge. Also there are a few fly-aways thanks to glue and spray paint that need to be tamed.



Overall not a bad transformation. I only hope the clock keeps working. It's already stopped once! I think it just needs a little kick in the pants...

5 comments:

  1. Brilliant! Looks so high end!
    I can't wait to see the final nursery reveal!

    Michelle

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  2. That's AMAZING!!! And they are called "hands" not arms! haha!

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  3. WOW. WOW. WOW. The clock looks fantastic! I'm so impressed with the lengths you went to in order to get it just right. I wish I had the drive of a pregnant woman!

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  4. This is incredible! I have been searching high and lo for the perfect sunburst mirror, this might just be the solution!

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