|Assemble your supplies: a butt-ugly clock that you once thought was so cool;|
a handful of paint chips and something to cut them with; glue; (not shown) paint;
a paintbrush; (also not shown) something to use as a topcoat - like modpodge
|Remove the clock hands if you can (or just work around them... mine didn't come off).|
Cut the paint chips to size (I did 2" square) and glue them down,
trimming the center ones around the clock mechanism.
|After the glue has dried, trim the edges and sand them smooth.|
I also sanded down the top, to smooth the edges of the paint chips
where they were sticking up a bit.
|Also I like the distressed look.|
|Add a light coat of paint: I used Golden's Titan Buff... I painted on a section|
and then rubbed it off, leaving a very thin coat.
|Add whatever decoration you like: I painted the bird silhouette|
and then sanded it down as well. Stamp on the numbers,
and add a protective topcoat.
I think I'm back now. We'll see.
|Here's the clock in my newly-tidied sewing room.|