Hi. Have you met my clock?
It’s massive (3 foot diameter!), beautiful, and lives in the perfect spot above my basement stairwell.
It’s also one of my parents’ projects, so I can claim no credit on this one… other than I had the need to fill up some gigantic wall space.
The best part about this piece is that it’s entirely DIY, and so super easy. Basically anything can become a clock, with the purchase of one of these clock kits. Just figure out the size you need, the finish you want, and boom!
A clock is born.
This lovely piece of circular wood was found in an old barn by my mom and dad, but none of us have quite figured out what it was originally used for. Was it the top of a spindle? Maybe the well cover in a cow pasture? We just aren’t sure.
Who cares what it was, really. Add some hands and house numbers (found at your local improvement store), and it’s now an amazing clock.
Moral of the story: When looking for your clock base, get really creative. It doesn’t have to be round! Find an old tractor wheel (if you want a really huge clock), or attach pallet wood together in an abstract shape. Use an old stop sign for a basement or a little boy’s room, or a unique advertisement for a bar area. As long as you can drill a hole through it, you can use it. The options are really limitless!
My clock took less than $50, and a little manpower. Thanks mom and dad!
This Ballard Designs clock? $229.
Or this Wayfair clock? $250.
Or you could just make your own for $50 or less. A little creativity can save you a whole lot of moolah. I think I’ll add my extra $200 to the “Sami Wants A Vacation” fund. 😉
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