Upcycled Items Into DIY Wood Clock

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Are you searching for inexpensive decor? I have a short yet beautiful makeover where I upcycled a cheap old clock, wall art with a broken frame, and some free paint sticks. This turned out to be amazing! Not only it is gorgeous decor but also functional!

Here are the trash-bound items I've used. Any old clock will do as long as the mechanism still works. You can still find old clocks in garage sales or thrift stores for less than a dollar or two.

Disassembly — The frame was easy to remove since it is already broken. Once removed, I proceeded on disassembling the clock. It has a few cobwebs which can easily be cleaned.

I designed the paint sticks into a chevron pattern. To cut the pieces accurately, I used a carpenter's square to pencil a 45-degree angle line, and cut it with scissors.

Once I've cut the paint sticks, I mapped it out onto the frame.

I glued the paint sticks using contact cement. Once all the paint sticks were attached, I reversed the frame and cut the excess giving as a perfect square that exactly fits the original frame.

The adhered paint sticks were skimmed with white wood filler covering all the cracks.

I sanded down the white wood filler.

To assemble the clock, I drilled a hole large in the center of the frame with the size enough for the clock mechanism to fit. To avoid any tear-out you can use a wood board underneath before drilling. I then added the clock hands and the frame.

Final Look! I really love the whitewashed look of the paint sticks, I was originally planning to stain it but when I see the finish, I was convinced to leave it like it! It is pretty!

Here's another look at its before and after! I hope I've inspired you to upcycle trash-bound items.

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