Good morning! I hope everyone has a nice start to their week! I posted quite a while ago, back in October, my plan for Bugaboo’s big boy room. I have slowly been chipping away at the projects I planned – this clock makeover was one project I was very excited to do! I fell in love with a French Naval Clock I saw at Restoration Hardware Baby & Child. As it cost a bit more – well, a lot more – than I wanted to spend on a clock, I set out to recreate it! Below is the tutorial!
- Target Room Essentials Clock
- Silver spray paint
- Acrylic paints – I used brown, white, black, grey, and silver
- Scrapbook decorative screw snaps or silver eyelets, silver brads, or screw brads
- Hot glue
STEP 1: Spray paint the outer rim of the clock silver. Carefully take apart the clock, unscrewing everything from the back. Keep the glass and nails in a safe place while you work on the entire project. Spray paint the outer rim silver.
STEP 2: Paint the face clock. I started by painting the face of the clock a tan color. I mixed white acrylic paint with a bit of brown. After the face had a base layer of tan, I went in with a dry brush and added texture using brown and white paint.
STEP 3: Paint the numbers! I painted the sides of the numbers with the same tan color as the clock’s face. I carefully painted the tops of each number with black acrylic paint. I needed to do two coats to get a nice opaque look.
STEP 5: Add painted texture/distressing to the outer rim of the clock. I used black and grey acrylic paint, and even some Sharpie. I used my finger to smudge it in since using a brush was leaving brush lines.
STEP 6: Attach decorative screws. I’ve had these Making Memories screw snaps for over ten years just sitting in my scrapbook supply bin. I tried looking them up online and found a site that says they have been discontinued. I did find a listing on Etsy that has one package available. I think you could successfully use silver eyelets or screw brads cut down. I adhered mine with a glue gun which worked well. I spaced them evenly at each number, using a ruler to help get them spaced correctly.
These Target clocks are such a great canvas for creating any kind of clock you want! They come apart easily, take paint well, and at $6.99 you can’t go wrong! What do you think of my clock makeover? Below is the inspiration image from Restoration Hardware Baby & Child and next to it is my DIY version.