A Wall Clock Remake

A Wall Clock Remake

I love, love, love this new wall clock that I put together in a few minutes for the wall just above my daughter’s new vanity desk. This was a final sale item from Crate & Barrel that I bought two moves ago, and last time I saw it it was in perfect shape, properly stored in the garage.  I don’t know how it ended up broken,  but as I always like to say, everything happens for a reason!

The lucite pane that was holding it together was in pieces, but other than that, the clock was working.

Broken Clock - mydearirene

I dissembled it and kept only the internal mechanism with the clock hands.

Disassembled Clock - mydearirene

I spray painted the internal mechanism from all angles, making sure that it was completely covered.

Since I was left with just the hands of the clock, I needed some kind of frame or something that would complete this clock. I first thought of stenciling the hour numbers directly onto the wall; but we are in a rental and there is no leftover paint to cover it when we move out,  nor did I find any pretty number stickers to place directly on the wall. What I did find, however, are these faux pearl stickers which I thought would work. Each is about 1 cm in diameter. Before peeling them off the backing paper, I spray painted them with the same gold spray I used for the mechanism.

Faux Pearl Stickers - mydearirene

To place the pearl stickers at even intervals, I drew a circle on a piece of paper, cut it, folded it in half, and then in half again. The creases marked the 12, 3, 6 & 9 hours. I then marked the rest of the hours at even intervals.

I temporarily placed the paper on the wall,

Cut Paper - mydearirene

Then added the internal mechanism with a nail at the exact center.

Add Mechanism - mydearirene

I affixed the golden pearl stickers around the paper, on the hour marks,

Place Pearl Stickers - mydearirene

and removed the paper. Voila!

Golden Wall Clock - mydearirene

Isn’t it lovely?

Wall Clock - mydearirene

The pearls are discreet and modern – just perfect for the style of this room.

Faux Pearls On Wall - mydearirene

I intentionally placed it towards the left side of the vanity desk, as I’m working on some art  that will go on the right side.

Clock And Vanity Desk  - mydearirene

You don’t need to have a broken clock for such a project.  A  brand new clock movement kit that you can find at the craft store or online will do the job!

Wall Clock Remake - mydearirene



  • Clock movement kit
  • Faux pearl stickers – Michael Stores
  • Gold spray paint




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Hi! I'm Angelica! For the last ten years I've been sharing my cooking, home projects and ideas with my sister Irene. "Once Again, My Dear Irene" is just an extension of our daily chats. Moreover "My Dear Irene" Continue Reading