DIY - New Look for a Tired Clock + Free Clock Face Printable

Last week I blogged about my love affair with clocks.  I showed you several clocks I found online and even a few DIY clocks.  Well, today I am going to share with you my latest project and share a printable clock face I designed with the help of an image I found at The Graphics Fairy, a great place for graphics.  The image measures 11 1/2."  Just click on image, save to your computer and then print when you're ready. 

Free Clock Face Printable
 
Here is the clock before...
 

Step One: Cut out the image.  You'll notice I replaced Chocolat with Café Molinet.  Otherwise, it's the same.  If you are interested in a custom clock face, contact me at Susan Newberry Designs.


Step Two: Using watered down Elmers glue, I decoupaged the clock face to the clock.  Be sure to clean off the clock, remove the battery, and remove the clock hands before starting this project. If you see air bubbles, you can lightly smooth them.  Make sure you spread the glue mixture under and over the image.
 
 
Step Three:  After the image dries (you can use a hairdryer to speed up the process), go around the edges with black paint using a small artist's brush.
 
 
Step Four: Allow to dry. Coat with satin varnish to add a nice finish coat.  Be careful not to get any varnish in the actual clock mechanism or the clock hands won't work when you reattach.  If any black paint mixes in with the varnish, no worries, you are just adding to the antique look!  When dry, screw the clock hands back in and replace the battery...
 

 The finished clock on the wall...

What do you think?  Now imagine on our new chalkboard wall.  Won't it look great?  I can't wait!
 
This whole project took under an hour thanks to my hairdryer.  Let me know if you try it.  I'd love to see your results! 
 
Thanks for stopping by...
 
Until next time,