Repurposed Wire Spool Clock
I can't tell you how much I love these wire spool clocks , for those who may not know there the spools that hold large wires . My wood spools in particular are from a company that installs or updates celular towers. " pretty cool" so after finelly getting these huge spools home I quickly went to work .
So this is a spool I made into a table in my garage I just added some wheels on the bottom . Back to my project this is how it looked when I first got them home.
You see these bolts they have to be romeved in order to take the spool apart . Just use a wrench that's what I used .
This is what the bolts and long rod look like when you remove them from the spool . Honestly it can be intimidating it looks so hard but they came apart no problem . On a side note these Long rods work great in my garden to hold up plants .
First thing I did was wipe down the spool next I sanded lightly and removed any stables . Notice how the left side is darker that's because after cleaning I paint on a coat of sealer any sealer would wold work I purchased mine at michaels .
Next I placed vasiline in different areas this is to parent the paint from adhering and makes it easy to scrape off . thous process will give that chippy look we all love.
Next I use Rustoleum chalked paint to paint the outer edge .
This is with it halfway painted
Next I stained the interior of the circle with Rustoleum stain in Ebony .
I then drew on the letters after cutting them out on cardboard I used a sharpie this gives nice crisp lines .
Next I paint each letter with a black craft paint I had on hand .
I had my husband cut out a piece of wood for the center to hold the clock parts and arm . I later decided to cut a thin piece of wood to use instead and nail it to the clock. In the future I will add bolts to the front so it's easier to remove to change the battery .
When putting the backers on the back I make sure they are 16" apart this is very important because this clock is big and heavy so it must go in a stud . I'm most newer homes the studs are 16" apart .
Done I love it the clock is 42" round and weighs about 50lbs but I tell you it's like nothing you'll ever see in a store . Thank you for taking a look I hope you like it
- Rustoleum chalked paint in linen , Rustoleum stain in Ebony ,sharpie , (Home Depot)
- All purpose sealer (Michaels craft store)