Restore Board Becomes Faux Farmhouse Clock

2 Materials
30 Minutes
When I am out hunting for pieces, I never know what is going to grab my attention or inspire me. That is one of my favorite things about the hunt. I want my creative mojo to be triggered and sometimes it is the simplest things that get me excited to transform. This DIY Faux Farmhouse Clock was once a big piece of wood cute into a circle at Restore. It was the size and shape of this piece of wood that made me want to bring it home. I knew it would be an easy transformation.
To start, I painted the board a dark color. I used {aff} “Ash” from Fusion Mineral Paint. The wood was a cheaper plywood so it wasn’t a good candidate for stain. When the “Ash” color paint dried, I went over it all “sloppily” with a light gray color I had left over from a previous project.
Once the light gray paint dried, I dry-brushed {aff} “Picket Fence” from Fusion Mineral Paint all over the wood.
Once the white paint dried, I sanded the entire piece. I wanted to lighten the white and bring the “Ash” color out. I wanted it to look like worn paint.
Next, it was time to get out my Cricut. I cut Roman Numerals with the Cricut for the farmhouse clock. I traced them with a pencil and painted them in with the “Ash” paint. 
For this project, I didn’t want the numbers prominent at all so I really sanded them down well when they dried with my orbital sander. I wiped down the dust from the sanding and then rubbed the entire clock with Antique Wax. To see the entire makeover with more photos, be sure to head over to my blog post:
Suggested materials:
  • Fusion Mineral Paint   (Amazon)
  • Orbital sander   (amazon)
Lindsay Eidahl
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