A little while ago, I got the awesome opportunity to meet up with four FABULOUS Colorado bloggers at the brand new IKEA Centennial. It was a great girls night out, and after we feasted on some yummy meatballs, we decided to walk through the store and find something we could all makeover and put our own spin on.
We chose a plain little clock.
First, I removed the plastic casing and the clock arms.
Next, I carefully peeled off the clock face. It is glued on, but if you pull carefully, it won’t tear.
Then, I took some adorable seersucker fabric (which matches the Daddy’s Pocket Pillows I just made for Finn’s room) and draped it over the clock.
I then cut a small hole in the middle so the clock arm base could poke through.
I glued the fabric down in the center first (where the clock face was), using a line of hot glue. If you don’t, your fabric will sit up too high when you pull it taught to the back, and the arms of the clock won’t move!
Next, pull the fabric taut and glue to the back of the clock.
Next, using the clock face, cut out a circle larger than the clock face out of another fabric.
Using a line of hot glue around the backside of the clock face, glue the fabric to the back by pulling it taut. Cut a small hole in the center of the clock face so you can slide it over the clock arm mechanics.
Pop onto clock, and replace clock arms (I painted mine white to help them pop against the darker fabric). I also glued on a small honeybee from my Pooh and Friends Cricut cartridge (we’re in a MAJOR Pooh phase).
I glued some white buttons on the front for the numbers (I used larger ones for 12, 3, 6, 9) with some hot glue.
Pop in two batteries, and you’re done! This looks great in Finn’s room and perfectly matches his bedding (next to his stuffed longhorn, hehe).
What is your favorite IKEA product to makeover?