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DIY: Country Kitchen Clock

How to turn a picture frame and the art of your choice into a charming clock

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Step 1: Remove the Frame's Glass and Back

If frame has glass and back, remove them (not needed for this project).

Step 2: Paint the Frame

Apply several coats of white paint to frame, letting dry after each coat. You can use a soft cloth to wipe away some of the paint before it dries for an aged look, if desired.

Step 3: Measure and Mark the Frame

Measure frame opening; mark these dimensions on wood sign, centering the most interesting part of the sign in the measured area.

Step 4: Cut the Clock Face

Cut out sign to form clock face.

Step 5: Drill a Hole

On wrong side of face, mark a line from upper right to lower left corner, then from upper left to lower right corner, forming an X. Refer to clock kit for size of hole required for your kit; drill hole at center of X.

Step 6: Mount the Hands

Follow kit directions to mount clock works on back of face and hands on front.

Step 7: Glue the Face in the Frame

Apply glue to outer edges of face; place in frame.

Photographed by Amy Herring
Produced By and Styled by Ingrid Leess
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