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.
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...