We have this lovely big twinbell clock that has been with us since we got married 6 years ago. So I was a bit upset when it started to play up. Even with fresh batteries, the minute hand was getting slower and slower. Therefore it really was time for it to retire. However, I I have been trying to delay this as I haven’t been able to find a replacement clock. But I know I can’t keep dawdling any longer. S keeps on reminding me that the clock is X minutes late almost daily. So I needed to find a way to convince S that we can keep the clock but not use it as a clock? After staring at my clock for who knows how long and a little browsing on Pinterest. I have decided to upcycle our broken clock into a picture frame so that it can stay in the house. Here is my easy to follow steps so that you can try this at home too!
How to Upcycle A Broken Clock into a Picture Frame
Unscrew the back of your clock.
Remove the quartz clock movement, hands, nuts, wires and screws from the clock face.
Look at all that space inside!! This is a great little hiding place! Perfect for storing things you don’t need on a daily basis, but want to keep away from prying eyes.
The whole clock is reused except the broken quartz clock movement and its components. Make sure you print a big enough picture to fit into your clock face!
Use the glass of the clock as guidance to mark out your picture and cut it to size.
Reassemble! Screw all the pieces back together (minus the quartz clock movement) and voila! your clock has been upcycled into a picture frame with a hidden compartment at the back!
That’s it! Your picture frame is complete!
Help us find a new clock!
Whilst I have now repurposed this broken clock and upcycled it into an awesome picture frame and storage tin, I have yet to find a clock for our living room. We’re not keen on wall clocks because our fire place is made of slate, and S does not want to drill into it. Also we want one that is big enough so that we don’t need to squint to see the time. Yeah, we are both as blind as bats! So let us know your recommendations below!
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Thank you for reading and until next time…
Love, MsMamaBean x
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