One of my new favorite things is the idea of repurposing old things in my home or as in today’s case, broken things. Today I am sharing my DIY Repurposed Clock to Chalkboard. We had this really pretty clock hanging in our kitchen but when we moved and hung it up it was no longer working. I knew there had to be something I could do with this clock. So it sat around for awhile then I finally had the idea to try out some chalkboard paint. My husband had the very smart idea to also spray paint the outside so it would match our kitchen. I don’t like writing on chalkboards so I decided to find a cute quote to put on the chalkboard.
– 1 can Valspar spray paint
– 1 can chalkboard paint
– Painters tape
Here is what we started with, it was a beautiful clock but alas it was broken and forever stuck at 6:30.
Dolly just had to sneak into a picture!
We started by spray painting the entire clock in the yellow color that we chose for the outside frame. We decided to spray paint the whole clock first to make it a little easier. We then let the paint dry.
After the yellow spray paint dried we taped it up and covered the frame with paper. We then took the chalkboard paint and sprayed the middle to create the chalkboard surface
We let the chalkboard paint dry and then came back with paintbrushes to fix the spots where the paint had hit the wrong spots.
I wish that I had beautiful writing but I don’t so for the writing on the chalkboard I researched a really great method from Indie Craft Parade. It turned out better than my own writing so I was happy.
I love the quote that we put on it and it’s going to hang in our kitchen right beside the fridge as a great reminder. I hope you will hop over to my blog and check out my other DIY projects. I’ve discovered spray paint can work miracles on old or broken pieces.