Turning Clock Frames Into Decorative Art

Turning Clock Frames Into Decorative Art

Sometimes, I will be out driving and will stop at a new housing development that is open.  I’m not actually looking to buy a house right now. However, I like to look in model homes to pick up decorating ideas.

Recently,  I stopped at a model home and really liked the decorative art on the wall.  It was a circular-shaped piece of dark wood with the opening in the center.  I think the wall contained at least three of the circular-shaped pieces of art.  Of course, I’m sure it was probably expensive.  I took a picture of it with my phone and vowed to be on the lookout for using that type of art in my house, but with a very inexpensive price.

Well, I found a shape that I liked in the thrift store.  However, it was connected to a clock.  Didn’t let that stop me.  It turned out perfect! Plus, it only cost $2.  And it’s so simple to turn into art for the wall.  Check out below.


Turning Clock Frames Into Decorative Art

This is a large frame.  It was the perfect size for my front door entrance.  Try to locate clock frames that have the color and size you would like to use.

Turning Clock Frames Into Decorative Art

Using a screwdriver, remove any screws on the back of clock.

Turning Clock Frames Into Decorative Art

Remove the back.  This was the perfect clock because the back just popped out.  I thought that I was going to have to use a hammer to knock out some parts.  Nope, worked perfectly.

Turning Clock Frames Into Decorative Art

It was the perfect shape and circle on the inside.  Love this!


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  1. What a clever idea! It looks great!
    Akaleistar recently posted…DIY: How to Make a Simple Leather BraceletMy Profile

  2. I love what you are doing and I am really in tune with your plan to make or save, and to save money. Been doing it all my life, too 😉 In this case I am mystified as to why the empty frame is more desirable than the rather good looking clock. I was expecting to see the clock with a slightly altered frame that fitted your decor, not an empty frame!

  3. Wow! What a cool and unique idea!
    Susie (The Esthetic Goddess) recently posted…I’m Baaaack!My Profile

  4. Hi Sharon,
    Yes, frames used as art is very popular these days. I love the piece that you found it has a vintage fill. Great find and idea.

  5. I love it! I am always on the lookout for new and unique decorating inspiration and you did it – this is fabulous! And, I appreciate your tip to go to open house events to get decorating ideas. I had never even thought of doing that. You did a fantastic job of taking a great idea and making it ridiculously affordable. Kudos!
    Thanks for sharing.
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