Thursday, 12 April 2012

Time After Time

A little while ago I bought this rather boring looking clock. It was in the sale, and I had a feeling I could do something with it. And, as I needed a new clock (my old one just doesn't fit in with how my decor has changed), it seemed worth a shot.

So, armed with some supplies, this weekend I had a go at making it look a little more me...

A combination of copper spray paint, a bronze ink pad and black ink to change the dull colour, plus some embellishments... The copper wire was a treasure found in my dad's workshop, and I bought some really cool metal page corners and cogs. They're the Tim Holtz Idea-Ology range, which I am completely in love with *grins*

Overall, I'm really pleased with how it turned out:

So much better!

Some close-ups of the details...

At the top, I clipped a couple of the page corners and used them to make a bit more of a statement of the empty curve. A bit of ink to create more texture, and some stick on "rivets" and I think it looks pretty cool *grins*

I used ink on the corner pieces to bring out the design more, and a little on the cogs to make them look a little older and more worn. You can also see the slight colouration added to the edge of the clock face.

And, because I am really pleased with this redesign, here's a quick before and after comparison:

Pretty cool, huh? For a total cost of about £15, I have a unique and very me clock. Plus some leftover cogs and corners for my next project. Not bad considering the clocks I was looking at before deciding to try this makeover were £30-£80!


  1. I LOVE it! so much more you!

  2. Ooh, that's awesome! I love the little cogs and details. Brilliant project :)

  3. What a great job! I never think about these types of things!

  4. How beautiful is that! You did such a great job making that clock over.

  5. Very cool makeover, it looks great!

  6. Oh wow, that is really lovely. How creative and beautiful! I love that it's a touch steampunk, but not over the top - the perfect balance!

  7. Very steam punk. I love it!

  8. That is a whole lotta awesome!

  9. That is an awesome make over. I love it. Can't wait till I get in my new house and have free time to make it our own.

  10. Your clock looks fantastic!! You did a great job:)


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