nursery update: clock

Wednesday, July 25, 2012

When I started thinking about this nursery, I wanted to be able to use as much of what I had already on hand. If I had to fix it up - that was fine.

Every nursery needs a clock. Well there was a clock in this room and it was pretty plain; an old orange Ikea clock that I think my hubby had in university. I kept looking at it thinking that there must be something I can do with it.

Enter the wonder world of blogs! I found this DIY sunburst mirror on the House of Fifty blog and decided to put a little sunburst in my clock.

Here is what I started with. Kinda blah.

I had some skewers in the pantry and some leftover candy sticks from my Stella & Dot party that I thought would work well for the spikes.

Then I just started gluing with my glue gun, marking off 12, 3, 6 & 9 so the skewers would be even.

All done!

I taped up the clock and started to spray, quickly realizing that the stuff I was using was way too strong for a preggo to be using. So it sat in the garage for about two months until last weekend...

Here it is post-spray. It was kind of a blessing that I waited because I decided to change up the colour and opted for gold instead of the shimmery grey I had purchased originally. 

I wanted a new clock face so I downloaded a template from the World Wide Web...

Once I got the right fit, I flipped through my little paper book to find some designs I could use for the face.

I printed the clock on this paper originally, but it was kind of boring. So I kept looking.

And this is what I chose! Kind of a goldy with teal flowery paper. I just used Modge Podge to stick it to the old clock face and then reattached the clock arms (are they called arms?).

There are still a few things to do to fix it up. My clock face doesn't go to the edge in some spots so I think I might put some type of border around the edge. Also there are a few fly-aways thanks to glue and spray paint that need to be tamed.

Overall not a bad transformation. I only hope the clock keeps working. It's already stopped once! I think it just needs a little kick in the pants...


  1. Brilliant! Looks so high end!
    I can't wait to see the final nursery reveal!


  2. That's AMAZING!!! And they are called "hands" not arms! haha!

  3. WOW. WOW. WOW. The clock looks fantastic! I'm so impressed with the lengths you went to in order to get it just right. I wish I had the drive of a pregnant woman!

  4. Anonymous10:37 AM

    This is incredible! I have been searching high and lo for the perfect sunburst mirror, this might just be the solution!


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