Wednesday, January 13, 2010

DIY - Vintage Plate Wall Clock

I finally got around to finishing some projects up today that I've been wanting to do for awhile. A couple years ago I got this vintage plate at a thrift store for 30 cents. I loved the folk inspired farm scene and lovely yellow color. I used it to hold keys in my dorm and decided I wanted to find a more useful purpose for it.

I got out my handy Dremmel and bought a ceramic and glass drill bit for it at Lowes for a couple dollars. Picked up a clock motion at Walmart for $6 and once I found the center of the plate it just took a few minutes of drilling and screwing the motion into place and voila! I have a wall clock! Here are a couple more photos:


If you have any questions regarding this project, feel free to post them and I would be happy to update with the answers.

4 comments:

TheFancyLamb said...

I LOVE this! Now I'm going to be on the hunt for the perfect plate.

CrystaL* said...

This is awesome Lindsey! Great inspiration for me to get my butt in gear and make that clock I have wanted to do for some time. I didn't realize it was so cheap for the clock part. So great~

xoxoKrysten said...

LOVE this! I need to find a cute plate so I can do this.

Jennifer said...

Very creative! I always thought turning a plate into a clock would be harder. Love this idea!

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