Make an Antique Mirror Clock With Only $20
During one of my many weekly Hobby Lobby jaunts, I found these gorgeous clock hands for $9. ($5 with that handy-dandy 40% off coupon!) And they gave me an idea! I had an unused glass table top that I decided to transform into an antique clock. Although lets be honest, I was leaving Hobby Lobby with an idea one way or another. Who doesn't?
What you need:
Round glass table top
Krylon's Looking Glass
Any Black Spray Paint
Black acrylic paint
Water spray bottle
Clean the round piece of glass very well with some rubbing alcohol.
Spray water on the glass, making sure to have lots of droplets.
On top of the droplets, spray your Looking Glass spray paint. This dries very fast, so make sure it's an even coat! Any thin spots can look funky in the end.
After it dries, start dabbing the droplets with a paper towel to make the antique effect!
Spray one layer black paint over all of this.
Use your stencils to paint on your clock numbers (mine were reusable sticky stencils, they cost slightly more but they're definitely worth it!)
Use a q-tip to apply E6000 your clock hands to the center. You could make this an actual functional clock, Hobby Lobby has everything you need for that. But I decided to make this a piece of art. The clock hands pointing to 8-17 (my anniversary).
And that's it! A super quick project, it only took me about 2 hours to finish this project, and it's a really nice sentimental piece. (If anyone has tips for photographing mirrors please let me know in the comments!)
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