Guest Project — Pottery Barn-inspired Clock for less than $10!

13 Feb

 

What fun to be able to do a guest post on Jennifer’s blog!

My name is Selina and I come to you from Creative Juices Décor.  What you will find on my blog is lots of inspiration for all your Creative Juices
I LOVE home design/decorating, thrift store shopping, healthy recipes
and crafting.  I have 3 young kids so I also have fun thinking of crafts
for them to do.  Come stop by, I think you’ll be inspired! 
 
Isn’t this pottery barn
wall décor just beautiful? 
If only we could re-create for less
everything we see in that magazine.  Well today’s post will give that a
try – Pottery Barn for under $10.00.  

Yep, that’s right, this next
project cost me around 6 bucks


Thrift store board – $1.50
Here is the lovely BEFORE picture
 
And here is the AFTER:

Now how I got there. 🙂
 
Prime board – let dry.

 
Spray on one coat cream colored paint. Dry
 
Cover with crinkled tissue paper and apply mod podge or a glue/water mix over the paper.


 

This is hard to see but it left little crinkled lines and indents throughout the piece.  Let dry completely. 
Apply one more coat of cream spray paint.  Let dry and screw on a hanger in the back


Paint and glaze the board.
 


 
Apply
tacks, buttons, or whatever you have on hand as the main number spots. I
actually had to drill the holes first before hammering these tacks in. 
It was scary since I am so bad with power tools! (see this
bread box post!)

 Print
and cut out Roman numeral numbers as a template. (I just took mine off
the computer with free images)   Trace onto board, and fill in with
black paint.

 

Am I done?  Sure, why not. 🙂  I think it looks just as good as the EXPENSIVE pottery barn clock décor, don’t you? 


Cost break down:
Circular piece of wood: 1.50 (thrift store!)
Cream paint: 3.25 (I had white on hand but wanted it creamier)
Glue: 0.34
Tacks: 0.25 (I paid about 1.00 for 30 of them – thrift store)
I had all the other paints on hand from other miscellaneous projects.
So grand total I spent: $5.34


For those that want more pictures and in depth details of how to accomplish this project please click Creative Juices Décor and get the “Long Extended Version”! 
 
Thank you so much Jennifer for having me on your amazing blog!
Thanks Selina! 
Wow – what a great project and you made it for such an amazing price!! Here are some other projects I love from Creative Juices Décor:
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Selina also has great recipes on her site, like: 
Be sure to go over and say hi at Creative Juices Décor! 
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PS — Be sure to head over to Naptime Crafters for Round 2 of American Crafter. This round’s theme is SNOW and the projects are really fun!!

xoxo
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