OK, so it’s not a far stretch to upcycle a clock into another clock, but when I stumbled upon an Umbra clock at my local Value Village, it struck me that I didn’t yet have one for my craft studio.
Here’s how it started out:
With a vinyl sticker, I knew I could turn it into a one-of-a-kind piece to sport my Birdz of a Feather logo. Once I saw the price, it was a no-brainer; you can’t even buy a clock mechanism for that!
The clock is battery operated and held on by a nut and some washers so it was easy to take it apart with a socket wrench.
Once it was apart, I cleaned it with rubbing alcohol so the sticker would adhere well. I peeled back a small section of the sticker and positioned it where I wanted it.
If you didn’t want to use a vinyl sticker, you could also print out your graphic on paper and decoupage it onto the clock face.
I have to admit that I didn’t use a graphic squeegee applicator to smooth it out as I peeled the backing and that was a big mistake. I ended up with air bubbles everywhere! I had to use a safety pin to carefully pick up an edge and peel it off again (one half at a time) and then lay it down smoothly again with the squeegee. You just can’t do it without a tool! If you don’t have a squeegee, a credit card will also work in a pinch.
I put the clock works back in the order they were taken off and I was done!
You might remember the vintage hutch shelf hubs and I upcycled a few months ago. I thought the clock would look great hanging from the pegboard! I used a plastic hook especially made for pegboard to hold the clock on.
All-in-all, not a bad little project for $1.50 + the cost of the vinyl sticker!
Hubs and I are busy as bees with my craft studio and it’s looking great. Last weekend we had some much appreciated help moving in and setting up all the heavy equipment!
I’ll have the final reveal of my craft studio in the next week or two! In the meantime, feel free to check out the progression of my craft studio to date:
- The Making of a Craft Studio– Calling All Crafters: Help Me Decide the Best Layout for my New Studio
- The Making of a Craft Studio (II)– Design Your Space Using Ikea’s Pax Planner!
- The Making of a Craft Studio (III) – If You Build It, She Will Come!
- The Making of a Craft Studio (IV) – Progress Report
UPDATE: Click to see the final reveal!
At Birdz of a Feather, we’re feathering the nest… one room at a time. If this project has inspired you, please pin and share on Facebook.