I’m returning once again to my yard sale stash, this time with another project for my barrel hoop. When I initially went to the store I knew I wanted to make a clock out of my barrel hoop. I didn’t know what kind of clock but I was open to possibilities.
The thrift store options were limited, but that would have been my cheapest option. You can get a clock for just a few dollars. There was one clock that I thought might work but I didn’t get to look at it very closely because it was in somebody else’s hand. The store wasn’t very crowded so I was pretty sure the gentleman holding the clock would have noticed it if I grabbed the clock and ran.
I also checked out Walmart, they had a decent $10 clock but I wasn’t in love yet.
My final stop was Hobby Lobby. I knew they had a bunch of clocks and they also have clock mechanisms in which I could build my own clock. As soon as I laid my eyes on this yellow clock, I knew…it was love at first sight. Don’t judge me. 🙂
This time I’m using the barrel hoop as a frame to make this reproduction metal clock that I purchased from Hobby lobby, have more of a presence. A little more pop for my wall. By the way folks, the clock is on sale this week for $20.
So now I had the barrel hoop, metal clock and I also had some rusty metal that I picked up from a dump, and not shown, some leftover backing plywood.
You may remember that my last barrel hoop, with the addition of pallet wood, became this mirror.
And if you don’t happen to have any rusty metal just sitting around, pallet wood would also make a great background for the clock. I’ll show you what that would look like in just a second.
Use the barrel hoop as a pattern to cut a piece of backing wood. This was 1/4 inch plywood leftover from my last project that needed a backing, my pallet wood dog (notice the paw?).
Use a jigsaw to cut out your circle, cutting just inside the line you just drew so the edges of the backing don’t stick out from underneath the ring. Sand the edges.
The pieces of rusty metal that I had picked up were not big enough to cover the full circle so they had to be pieced.
Again, I used the barrel hoop as my pattern to mark my cut line.
The metal was thin enough that I could cut it with tin snips.
My overlapped metal in all it’s rusty gloriousness.
With my nail gun, I attached the barrel hoop, metal and wood backing.
Stain the cut edges of the backing so it won’t be noticeable underneath the ring.
Final step was to attach a screw and nut to hang my clock on.
I wanted to show you a couple of options since I had them sitting around. Top left is my kitchen clock over top of the rusty metal. There are so many choices of wall clocks out there in all price ranges I’m sure you can find one that suits your personality.
The top right clock shows my personality, a little scuffed, industrial and rusty. Here is the yellow clock over top of a pallet background (this was my mirror background).
Bottom left is back to my kitchen clock over top of the painted pallet wood and bottom right is my current project.
Hope you all had a nice holiday yesterday and enjoy the rest of your week.
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