The Easiest Way to Update a Boring Old Wall Clock
A wall clock is a decorative and functional element every workspace needs. But sometimes it’s tricky to find the ideal color scheme to perfectly complement your space. With that in mind, we decided to show you how to make your own clock that will fit your style, whether that be modern, boho or minimalist. Are your ready to infuse a little bit of color into your decor? Take your old wall clock, print our template and get to it!
– old clock
– spray paint
– stick glue
1. Use your screwdriver to disassemble the clock, separating each piece.
2. Remove the old image from the dial, and spray paint it with your favorite color.
3. Spray paint the frame as well, and let everything dry.
4. Print our printable on a regular sheet of paper. Then use the clock glass as a guide to trace the outline on the paper. Cut it out.
5. Stick your image in place.
6. Use the screwdriver to make a little hole at the center of the dial, and insert the hands.
7. Reassemble everything and you’re done!
Start by disassembling the clock so that you can easily work on each piece.
Make sure to keep track of all the parts!
Then remove the old paper from the clock face and paint it with any color you want. If your surface is super glossy, we suggest sanding it or using primer before painting. Repeat the same process with the frame. While the clock is drying, print the template and trace the outline of the glass on top. Then cut it out.
Check to see that the paper fits your clock face, and then glue it in place. At this point you can decide whether to mark the hours with numbers or lines. We decided to ditch the numbers entirely to give ourselves a little time-telling challenge :) Last but not least, make a little hole for the hands, reassemble everything and you are done!
There’s so much to love about this clock! It’s the perfect mix of colorful, creative and fun.
It’s pretty simple to make, but oh-so satisfying.
Do you have wall clocks in your home or apartment? Have you ever thought about giving them new life? Share your ideas in the comments below.
Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)