Lovely Lavender French Farmhouse Style Wall Decor Upcycled From Old Stopped Clock !
Each Month a group of bloggers come together to show off their Upcycled proects ! Come Back on the fourth Thursday of every month to see all the new re purpose projects in one place!
Welcome To The Monthly Thrift Store Decor Upcycle Challenge !
- Upcycle an item(s) from a thrift store, resale store, or garage sale into a new piece of decor.
- There’s no monthly theme.
- There’s no budget to stick to.
Meet the Hosts
Amanda | The Kolb Corner Maureen | Red Cottage Chronicles Kim | Made in a Day
Dru | Polka Dot Poplars Erlene | My Pinterventures Colleen | Life on Kaydeross Creek Pili | Sweet Things
Shirley | Intelligent Domestications Debra | Shoppe No. 5 Marie | DIY Adulation
Chelsea | The Johnsons Plus Dog Jes | My DIY Envy Lindsay | Crazy Organized
Molly | Just a Little Creativity Ashley | 3 Little Greenwoods Kimm | Reinvented Michelle | Our Crafty Mom
Jeannee | Shepherds and Chardonnay Sue | A Purdy Little House Sara | Twelve on Main
Claire | Pillar Box Blue Chelc | Inside the Fox Den Kim | Farmhouse Made Victoria | Dazzle While Frazzled
Sherry | Savvy Apron Jennifer and Vicki | 2 Bees in a Pod Lora | Craftivity Designs Ann | Duct Tape and Denim Denise | My Thrifty House Toni | Small Home Soul Megan | C’Mon Get Crafty
Make sure you follow our board on Pinterest for more upcycled decor inspiration!
My Upcycle Project for this month is a dated, non working clock I picked up at one of only two thrift stores in my town.
It can be a challenge to find items to be upcycled here as one of the two thrifts that I have carries mostly clothing and new clearance from places like Big Lots. So they have very little else to work with. When I grabbed this clock my idea was to replace the clock face with a mirror but i did not want to do the obvious. This is what I came up with instead!
I removed the face piece of the clock. It was held in by 4 metal flaps in back. I kept it all except the clock works and hands.
I used a can of Rustoleum Gray Chalkpaint spray to paint the whole piece.
I distressed it evenly all over.
I found a beautiful Picture of Lavender online and used the arced glass face front from the clock and traced around it on the picture.
I really love that the clock had a convex glass face. That , along with the way the photo was blurred in the background really gives it a prismatic effect.
I glued the photo right over the top of the faceplate on the metal clock backing.
Isn’t that a really cool effect the picture has with that glass?
I would like to say that I just popped it back in and there she is! But……what can go wrong will go wrong!? (Especially in DIY Land) You can not tell by looking at it but the circle center of the clock is no longer perfectly round. When I tried to replace the center in the opening, it would not fit. I turned it around and around trying to get it back in correctly but she was having none of it! I could not get the center piece in to lay flat and level again! Finally I had to glue the center face ring back in using JB Weld because nothing else would hold. After a lot of adjusting and gluing we have it!
The finished project, hanging beautifully on the wall! What do you think?
If you like it, Please share it!
Now Go to the Linky’s below and check out all the Upcycled Projects but be sure to come by next month and see more projects by these bloggers and more!
Thanks for stopping by and see ya soon!
And now for more thrifty goodness!
Check out what my fellow upcyclers created below!