DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

DIY Mid Century Wall Clock

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Well we’re finally back to our regularly scheduled programming after last week’s blog birthday madness, and I’m really excited about this DIY! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect retro clock for my living room (which we’re doing a room makeover we’re sharing soon!), but I wanted to make it a bit bigger than the rest, so this one is jumbo sized my friends! Needless to say, this not-so-little DIY mid century wall clock is the perfect statement decor piece!

Surprisingly it’s actually pretty simple to make, and will cost you a lot less than most home decor stores to create…

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

First off you’re going to stain the wood round the color of your choice and let it dry completely.. While that’s drying, go ahead and spray paint the clock movement and wooden dowel caps  with the metallic gold and let dry.

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

In order to not scratch the mechanisms, you’re going to go ahead and attach the d-ring picture hangers to the back of the board with a drill and string the picture wire between the two so that the clock is ready to hang once the front is assembled.

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

Now flip the board over and we’re going to assemble the front face of the clock. The clock movement we used will just rest on the face of it, so measure out the exact center of your wood round and drill a screw about 1/2 inch below that so that once the mechanism is hanging it will be in the middle.

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

Now all you have to do is glue the wooden dowel caps in place to represent the hours and you’re all set!

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

I also feel inclined to admit that I literally never use actual clocks or watches to tell time (blame Apple for my iPhone), but they make the cutest statements pieces don’t you think?! I really love the idea of skipping the gold dots and just doing the metallic movement and wood round for an even simpler DIY version!

Furniture sources- navy chair // end table // double table lamp 

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

DIY Mid Century Wall Clock

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

photos by Jared Smith

Well we’re finally back to our regularly scheduled programming after last week’s blog birthday madness, and I’m really excited about this DIY! I’ve been on the hunt for the perfect retro clock for my living room (which we’re doing a room makeover we’re sharing soon!), but I wanted to make it a bit bigger than the rest, so this one is jumbo sized my friends! Needless to say, this not-so-little DIY mid century wall clock is the perfect statement decor piece!

Surprisingly it’s actually pretty simple to make, and will cost you a lot less than most home decor stores to create…

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

First off you’re going to stain the wood round the color of your choice and let it dry completely.. While that’s drying, go ahead and spray paint the clock movement and wooden dowel caps  with the metallic gold and let dry.

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

In order to not scratch the mechanisms, you’re going to go ahead and attach the d-ring picture hangers to the back of the board with a drill and string the picture wire between the two so that the clock is ready to hang once the front is assembled.

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

Now flip the board over and we’re going to assemble the front face of the clock. The clock movement we used will just rest on the face of it, so measure out the exact center of your wood round and drill a screw about 1/2 inch below that so that once the mechanism is hanging it will be in the middle.

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

Now all you have to do is glue the wooden dowel caps in place to represent the hours and you’re all set!

DIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & clothDIY mid century wall clock - sugar & cloth

I also feel inclined to admit that I literally never use actual clocks or watches to tell time (blame Apple for my iPhone), but they make the cutest statements pieces don’t you think?! I really love the idea of skipping the gold dots and just doing the metallic movement and wood round for an even simpler DIY version!

Furniture sources- navy chair // end table // double table lamp 

Comments

  • brittni

    09.08.15

    Love it Ash. That modern clock movement makes all the difference. Nailed it.

  • Darby

    09.08.15

    Such a cute idea, thanks! And may I ask, where is that awesome table lamp from?

  • Julie

    09.09.15

    It’s seriously perfect, along with the chair, end table and the whole setup. I could just place the whole thing in my living room and be satisfied. The colors will match perfectly.

  • Jacki

    09.10.15

    Hey so I’m making this clock right now and I’m wondering when I spray the shellac on it

    Thank you!

  • Andrea

    09.15.15

    Love this! Did you end up using the shellac spray?

  • This is perfect! I’ve been looking for the perfect mcm clock for my in-progress mcm-inspired bath reno – this is exactly what I need. Okay, time to just make it :)

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  • Kayi

    11.29.15

    Hi, I am a new follower of your site, love all your d.i.y. ! I love how you put the whole setting together and especially the cobalt blue chair. May I know where can I get it? Thanks a lot!

  • Maya

    03.21.16

    THIS IS LOVELY! I’M GOING TO TRY MAKING ONE. WHAT IS THE DIAMETER OF THE CLOCK YOU MADE?

    • Maya said:

      Also – where did you find the wood you used? THanks!!!

      • Ashley said:

        From our local Lowe’s store, but you can also find them on Amazon :)

  • anita

    03.26.16

    Where di you get the clock movement?