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Monday, April 29, 2013

Pottery Barn Knock-Off Clock

 I absolutely adore Pottery Barn but to be honest I cannot see myself buying a $300 clock from there no matter how much I love it.
Ever since John and I started building things ourselves, we have a lot of wood, paint, stain and other materials that were left over from old projects. I was trying to find ways for making this clock without spending a fortune on materials and what do you know... I found a way. At first, I was going to make it out of a pallet but I was having a hard time taking it apart without cracking the wood (it was an old pallet). So, I went in my garage to find scraps of wood that were leftover from our farmhouse table we build and this is what I found.
 I gatherted all my wood and measured how big I could cut a circle out of these pieces if I glued them together. It came out to 3 feet wide, I decided that it would be big enough and got busy making it. Here is what you will need to do. 

I used a really strong wood glue to bond all the pieces together. You can also use Gorilla glue but in my opinion this stuff better.

 I used large clamps to bond it together and let them dry for 24 hours.

 After that, I used this tool to cut a circle out of the wood. You can also draw a circle on the wood and use this tool to cut. Then I used my sander to sand it down a bit and smooth out the edges just a tad.
 Time for the fun stuff... I applied the stain in the color red oak with a sponge brush, let it sit for 15 min then wipe excess stain with a dry cloth.
 

 After that I let it dry for a few hours before I applied the paint.

Time to paint. I used a white paint I had from a previous project to paint it white 
** You can use any type of water based paint**
 Apply a thin layer of paint and let it dry for an hour or so.
 Using a 120 grit sand paper, sand it down to get the worn look. When finished sanding wipe with a micro fiber cloth to get all the dust off.

 It took me a few days to figure out how to apply the letters and I think this is the best way to get perfect looking letters. I printed the roman letters and cut them perfectly then mod podged them on the wood.  Using a right angle and a tape measure, I placed the letters every 30 degrees.
** I used a matte finish mod podge.**
 I bought a faux clock hand from Hobby Lobby and used a screw to screw it in the middle.
This project cost me about $10 because I had all the wood, paint, stain, sand paper etc. The only thing I had to buy was the faux clock hand. This project might cost you more if you don't have the supplies on hand but most DIYers have the essentials.

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19 comments :

  1. This is great! I've been waiting to see how you did it! I might have to make one myself. :) I linked to you in my post today by the way! Happy Monday!

    Megan @ Bourne Southern

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  2. What a neat clock! :)

    Thanks for joining the Blog Hop this week!

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  3. Beautiful! I've been wanting one of these too. Your tutorial might make it a reality. Thanks

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  4. This is so gorgeous Diana! I'd love to make one for my new house. I'll send you a pic if I do. :)

    Also, I'd love it if you'd share this on a new link party I host with 5 other blogs: Moonlight & Mason Jars Mondays! We feature 5 blogs who link up every week. The party closes at midnight tomorrow.

    Xo,
    Jenn Pilgrim
    TheNewlywedPilgrimage.com

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    1. Thank you Jennifer! I will be linking up right now!! Thank you!!!

      Diana

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  5. What a great knock-off! I'm featuring it in the PoPP Spotlight this week. Thanks for linking up.

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  6. Wow!! I ♥♥♥ your clock! You did a beautiful job!

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  7. So cool! Great idea! I may have to use this idea. My husbands been begging for a large clock. Thanks for the inspiration!

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  8. Awesome clock! I've really been wanting to create one for the home office, so I'm pinning this one to give me some inspiration when it's time for that project. :)

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    1. That's exciting! I would like to see it when you are done... Link a picture on my Facebook page!

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  9. Very cool Diana! Turned out PERFECT! XO, Aimee

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  10. Thanks so much for the easy tut!! Love the clock look. So glad I found you. Does anyone happen to know a good site to buy different sizes of clock hands if one were wanting to use a real clock? I think hobby lobby has just a size or two. Thanks in advance!
    Kelly

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  11. Wow! What a great idea! Turned out great ;)
    Jamie @ somuchbetterwithage.com

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  12. WOW! grand and beautiful large clock! I too these days I have created a very large one is stuck in a square frame! But I would like to make another like yours who knows maybe propro! .. Congratulations veramento a really beautiful watch!

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  13. Beautiful clock but the 4 should be iv not iiii.

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    1. Well I went by what I saw on the original Pottery Barn Clock and what I saw on most of the clocks I looked at, and Its IIII not IV.

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  14. Hi Diana!

    This is such a fabulous project and we featured it today! Thanks for sharing it with us!

    Take care,

    Trish

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  15. Very cool! I would love to try this, I wonder if you can get working hands to make a clock too? Not that it would have to 'work' just wondered if you can... Thanks for sharing your tutorial, found you on Uncommon Designs.

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