Whenever I meet someone and I have the kids with me….they will inevitable see the tired look on my face with my messy bun and say something to effect that….time flies. Before you know it they will be graduating high school they say to me. I think to myself and remember the sleepless night I had or the mess after mess I cleaned up. And then I stop, and realize that my first baby is already 3…. I cannot believe how fast she has gown up.
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Hello Pretty Providence readers! This is Shonee from Hawthorne and Main here to share with you another fun DIY. It’s so fun when you can take something that is plain and not so unique and quickly change it into a piece that is custom and fits with your home decor. Today I am going to show you how to take this IKEA PUGG clock from plain to awesome.
The first thing you will need to do is take the clock apart. There a 4 metal V shaped pieces, on the back of the clock that are holding it all together. Remove all 4 metal pieces. Take the clock face out. Now, you need to remove the clock hands. There are three pieces, the finishing button and two hands. All three pieces can easily be removed just by pulling up gently. Be careful when you pull up on the hands as not to bend the hands. Set them aside in a safe place for later.
The metal frame of the clock can now be painted with your favorite color. I picked a fun coral spray paint color.
I wanted to update the clock face with a font that was a little bit more modern and simple. I also added a fun saying to the bottom of the clock face. I created 8 different clock faces so you can pick the perfect saying for your clock. Be sure to scroll down to the bottom to print out your clock face.
When you get ready to print out the clock face have it printed at a local print shop and ask them to print it on 11×18 size paper. This will be the perfect size. Once you have the new clock face printed, cut around the gray line. You can find the center of the circle by using a ruler or you can quickly find the center by laying the new clock face over the clock and gently press the paper into the metal part sticking up. This will make an indention in the paper. You can then use a pair of small scissor to cut out a small circle.
Keep in mind the original clock face is glued down so you will be adding the new clock face over top. After the clock is painted and the new face inserted, replace the clock hands and the button. Reinsert the metal V’s and it is finished.
I can’t say for sure if time flies…. what I can say is that it doesn’t stop. Here is my reminder to make everyday count!
I love how my new clock turned out. It looks much more stylish and up-to-date. Our little bathroom is really coming along and I cannot wait to get it finally finished.
What is your favorite clock saying?