Are a fan of the outsized wall clock that’s truly a clock face within the Fixer Higher dwelling of Chip and Joanna Gaines? I’m. I like it and got here up with a solution to make my very own massive farmhouse wall clock to resemble it.
In case you have adopted me for some time, then you recognize one among my favourite issues to brighten my dwelling with are white confronted clocks with black Roman numerals. One thing about them simply makes me completely satisfied. I’ve a kitchen wall clock, a sideboard clock, alarm clock, watches, artwork work, free printables of clock faces and extra throughout my home. I’ll by no means have sufficient.
I’ve at all times needed an outsized one for the wall in my front room. I appeared into mass-merchandised clocks and handmade oversize farmhouse clocks on Etsy, however they have been all too small or didn’t have the enchantment I sought. About two years in the past, I purchased a cut-out metallic Roman numeral clock at Kirkland’s. I appreciated it and you’ve got seen it in lots of posts of my front room, however I by no means beloved it because it didn’t have a traditional face.
The way to Make a Giant Fixer Higher Model Wall Clock
Again in the summertime, once I was paging by means of a problem of The Magnolia Journal, I got here throughout this picture of a room in Chip and Joanna’s dwelling.
Seeing a photograph of the massive clock that I had beforehand solely glimpsed on the TV present Fixer Higher made my inventive mind go into overdrive. I lastly bought an concept that I knew would work for the reason that picture of the clock was taken straight on.
From my days of working in retail show the place we needed to make attractive retailer shows utilizing solely what was accessible within the retailer’s prop room, I knew I may use a reasonable overhead projector to create my very own outsized farmhouse clock similar to Chip and Joanna have, utilizing the picture from the journal.
This straightforward tracing projector allowed me to hint and draw the precise picture onto a 48″ diameter circle that I lower out of plywood.
Right here is my outcome!!! I LOVE it!
It is probably not good, however that’s OK since it’s alleged to resemble an vintage farmhouse outsized clock which will have a couple of dings, dents and tough spots. All final night time I sat in a chair throughout from the clock and simply loved it and the truth that I used to be capable of make it myself.
Putting gadgets in our houses that carry us pleasure is what profitable adorning is all about. Generally it isn’t about getting the appropriate shade scheme or staying on pattern, however merely including gadgets that make you smile is the easiest way to brighten a house.
The way to Make a Giant Fixer Higher Impressed Wall Clock
In case you have the instruments and the woodworking expertise, you can make a clock larger that 48″ by becoming a member of wooden collectively. I don’t have both, however I do have jigsaw expertise, so I opted to make use of the biggest piece of plywood accessible on the dwelling enchancment retailer to make my clock. I additionally didn’t need the clock to be heavy and thick.
I needed it to be skinny to resemble Chip and Joanna’s metallic clock face. So I used 1/four″ plywood. Making it light-weight additionally made it simpler to deal with and grasp.
After I lower the plywood right into a circle, the completed diameter of my clock is 48″.
For the clock arms, I took them from the earlier clock I had on the wall. The minute hand is 17. 75″ lengthy. The hour hand is 10″ lengthy. I’ve a useful resource within the provide listing to purchase these.
Obtain the free printable clock face: Fixer Higher Clock Face or another choice: Basic Clock Face
1 half sheet of 1/four″ thick plywood – make certain it has one good facet with no knots within the wooden.
1″ x four″ – lower into four – 28″ lengthy items
String, twine or skinny craft wire
Sharpie Markers – Medium tip
Thumb tack or push-pin
Jigsaw and blade
White chalk paint
Black chalk paint
Small tipped high-quality artwork paint brushes
Sandpaper and sanding block
See by means of straightedge ruler
1/four″ drill bit and drill
Clock mechanism and 15″ lengthy minute hand for a smaller clock or 17.75 lengthy minute hand for 48″ diameter clock
Small Artwork Projector
The way to Lower The Plywood Board right into a Circle
Discover and mark the middle of plywood. Place a push pin into the mark.
Tie a chunk of string or wire round push pin and convey string/wire out to the tip of the plywood. Tie finish of string/wire round pencil safe with tape.
Maintain the pencil straight up and down and pull string/wire taut. Slowly draw a circle across the plywood. Observe: Pencil should keep straight up and down, don’t angle it as which will make your circle larger or smaller on one facet.
Hint pencil line with marker.
5. Use a jigsaw with a Easy blade to chop the plywood.
6. After plywood is lower, sand all of the lower edges clean with 100 grit sandpaper, adopted by 220 grit.
The way to Paint Lower Circle
I arrange a desk in my lobby to color the plywood circle and add wooden help behind it. I rolled on three gentle coats of chalk paint, however you should use any paint you want. Let dry.
2. Connect four wooden helps to the again utilizing Liquid Nails. Let dry. My wooden helps have been 32″, however they are often made smaller. They’re wanted so the skinny plywood won’t warp over time.
three. Mark the highest board “TOP” and drill a gap within the heart of it. This will probably be the place the nail will go to hold the clock.
The way to Enlarge and Hint Clock Face Numbers
Print out free printable of clock face in provide listing. Print to four″ x four″. Lower out picture from paper and tape to the opening on the underside of the projector.
2. Grasp the clock on the wall utilizing a wooden screw into the wall. Place the outlet you made within the again over the screw. Be sure that the clock is hanging proper, alter if wanted.
three. Prove lights in room and place projector at a distance so the picture fills the circle. Be sure that the minute notches come proper to the sting throughout.
The projector has a spotlight ring, mess around with it to get the sharpest picture.
I used a desk, stool and some books to get the projector to the peak I wanted it.
four. After getting the picture centered on the plywood circle, use a pencil to hint the numbers and minute notches. (If utilizing the Fixer Higher clock picture, you will notice a number of rust spots since their clock face is metallic. Simply ignore these until you wish to paint rust spots in your clock.
When you look intently, you will notice the pencil traces.
Take away clock from wall.
The way to Paint Numbers and Different Markings on Outsized Wall Clock
Place clock on work floor to color the numbers and minute marks. I used my kitchen desk.
Use a see-through ruler and a Sharpie pointed marker to stipulate the pencil traces. (You may see I penciled within the rust marks, however determined I didn’t wish to add them as soon as I noticed how a lot I appreciated the clock with out them. I erased them with a magic eraser and a few water and baking soda.)
three. Use a fine-tipped artist’s paint brush to fill within the outer part of every quantity and minute mark. Use a half of″ vast flat artist brush to fill the internal areas.
four. When portray the minute marks, don’t cease on the fringe of the circle, carry the mark over the sting. It appears extra completed this fashion.
5. Contact up if wanted after first coat is dry. Let paint dry in a single day.
6. Apply a skinny layer of clear paste wax evenly over the complete floor utilizing a lint-free smooth material.
Don’t use Briwax, it would take away the paint. I like to make use of clear wax made by Annie Sloan, Fiddes and Sons, or Magnolia Dwelling. Then with one other clear lint-free smooth material, buff the floor utilizing clean round motions till the fabric slips proper over the floor and also you begin to see a refined sheen. You’ll have to provide it some elbow grease to get the sheen.
7. Flip clock over and place the clock mechanism on. Use sizzling glue or a bit little bit of Liquid Nails to connect it. Be sure that it’s parallel with the TOP wooden help.
eight. It can seem like this.
9. Flip clock over and place the clock arms on. They are going to match into grooves on the screw part that comes out to the entrance of the clock.
10 Grasp the clock again on the wall.
I began making the clock again within the fall and labored on it a step at a time as I used to be busy doing different issues, however it might be made in a couple of days. Letting the paint dry is what takes the longest.
It was well worth the effort since I now have precisely the kind of outsized wall clock I’ve needed for therefore lengthy. 🙂
I attempted to jot down this tutorial with as a lot element as attainable, however when you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to ask within the remark part.
Now that the clock is completed, I began one other mission utilizing the cheap artwork projector the place no wooden working is required. I can’t wait to point out you… it’s coming quickly, so stayed tuned.