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DIY Minimal Wall Clock Makeover

So, I have a confession to make. I am kind of obsessed with wall clocks. Whenever I’m in Target, I linger on the aisle with all the clocks and try to picture each of my favorites in different rooms around my house. I’ve also seen some really beautiful and simple modern clock options on West Elm and Crate & Barrel. Though I love some of these options, I thought this would be the perfect opportunity for a DIY project. So, I set out to find a clock at a local thrift store and make my own DIY version.

This project is one of the simplest and most affordable DIYs to-date. Since I already had the spray paint I wanted to use, I only had to pay for the clock which ended up being $3 at Goodwill. You will likely need to replace the batteries with fresh ones, so that could add to your total cost, but we also had extra batteries at home.


-Clock (I found mine at Goodwill, but you could always buy an inexpensive option somewhere else depending on the size you want and your budget)

-Spray paint ( I chose matte black and rose gold, but the possibilities/combinations are endless)



Step 1 (not pictured): Clean the clock. Since this was a used, thrift store find, it had accumulated a bit of dust and grime. It’s always good to make sure you get rid of as much dust/dirt as possible prior to spray painting. A spritz of glass cleaner did the trick and cleaned it right up!

Step 2: Take the clock apart and separate the pieces into 2 areas (one for each color of paint).

[Please pardon my very fancy “spray paint osb”…this is real life :)]

Step 3: Paint all parts with designated color choice.

Step 4: Let dry for 24 hours.

Step 5. Put clock parts together.

Step 6: Hang & admire!

I am thrilled with the result! The minimal look really appeals to my love for all things modern/Scandinavian! My favorite thing about this project is how simple and versatile it is! You could choose any colors or patterns to fit your home decor style.  I have a feeling I will repeat this project again with a bit of a twist. Be sure to send me a photo if you recreate this project!