Most people don’t want to throw something away if it is in fine working condition but when the looks start to go on your kitchen wall clock what other choice do you have? Surely you can’t sell it and you probably can’t even give it away. What it needs is a new look.
If your clock is a less expensive model then the first thing to show signs of aging will be the face. Cheaper clocks have a thin paper background under their minute and hour hands. Clock faces are very easy to change and swapping out an old face will breathe new life into your old clock. It is very easy to get a new face for your clock if it is in a standard size.
Most companies will sell an assortment of new clock faces for you to try. If you can’t find any that you like, it’s easy and fun to make them at home. Simply remove the paper from the old face and use it to make a pattern on your new material. There great and easy ideas for a new backgrounds lying around your home. Old maps make a great choice as well as pretty photographs from magazines.
You could always make a paper mosaic by cutting out an assortment of shapes from colored magazine pages and reassembling them onto a background. If mosaic is not your style you could try gluing some flat back gems to mark the hours. Another great idea is to make an ancient looking parchment background. Crinkle an appropriately sized sheet of white paper and soak it overnight in strong coffee. The coffee will stain the paper yellow and make the creases a darker hue for a truly ancient look.
Beyond the face what can you change about your kitchen wall clock? You can try changing the frame of your clock. Simply choose a new color and paint over the old color. This may require multiple coats to look right. Choose an acrylic paint to do the job. Acrylic paints can be easily washed out of brushes and off of your hands. When it is the color you want you can decide how to decorate it.
Often the clock will be a simple round design. To make exciting looking kitchen wall clocks, go to a thrift store and pick up some old silverware that you like the look of. Choose four knives, four spoons and four forks. Use liquid nails or any other type of cement glue to stick them to the back of the clock so that each piece of silverware is an extension of the hour. Make sure the interesting end is facing out so you can see it. This makes one hungry looking clock!