At Luxe du Jour we are not typically DIYers. However, when we changed our family room to a blue and white color scheme, we needed to change the color of our wall clock. As you can see below, a red clock would simply not work in this room. Hence, the DIY clock project.
Previously, we had yellow and red toile draperies, red and white buffalo plaid rug and yellow and red accessories. The red-faced clock was just not working with our new “look”, so we made one incorporating blue and white. The picture below shows how the clock fit in with our Christmas decor when we added some berries to our gathering basket.
We decided that since we use a lot of decorative dishes in our decor that we could transform one of them into a wall clock. Michael’s Crafts has several clock kits to choose from. The kit includes a battery pack with a hanging mechanism and a minute and hour hand for the front of the clock.
The hubs implemented this project and used a 5/16th ceramic drill bit from Rubi. He said that the instructions on the clock kit and the drill bit were easy to follow. I selected a Royal Doulton Pacific Dots plate from their Pacific collection as the face of the clock. The only thing that I discovered is that you need to make sure that the clock hands fit into the center of the plate and can move easily.
I liked this particular plate due to the solid white face with the blue and white border. We opted to not include the numbers on the face, however, there were some kits that included these.
So, there you have it! A custom clock that matches our new blue and white scheme. Perfecto!