Colorblock Birchwood Clock

I’ve been looking for  simple projects to update my space, but I also wanted to make something that would be practical and serve a purpose, which is how this colorblock clock came about. My apartment has started to look an unintentional shade of clinical white because I started to overdo the whole “clean space” thing so I decided to make a minimalist clock with a pop of color. The whole thing cost me about $10 to make (I bought most of the stuff on Amazon) but it looks like I got it from a very expensive store!

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what you need:

  • Gold spray paint
  • Clock movement
  • Round wooden clock base
  •  Painters tape
  • Acrylic paints in white and a bright color of your choice
  • Paintbrush
  • Measuring tape

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the how to:

step one: remove your clock movement from the packaging and spray paint the clock arms only with gold spray paint.

step two: while the clock arms dry, place painters tape on wood base in the shape of your choice to paint the bright color.

step three: paint your bright color on, leaving about a 1 cm space from the edge of the wood base. It helps to use a pencil to outline this space, and maybe even use tape to mark it off.

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step four: after the bright color dries, repeat the same process for the white acrylic paint and allow to dry for 5-10 minutes

step five: use the tape measure to mark the clock base into 4 equal sections, and paint a mark with the white paint at the 12, 3, 6 and 9 o’clock marks. This step is largely optional, especially of you can tell time better than I can.

step six: at this time clock arms should be dry. Assemble the clock movement onto the clock face according to the package instructions.

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Colorblock is very trendy right now, so hop on the bandwagon by making a clock for yourself while saving some $$. Now my biggest dilemma is where to display the clock; bedroom or living room? What do you think!?



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