Chalky Finish Over-Sized Wall Clock

Chalky Finish Over-Sized Wall Clock

Posted by DecoArt on Sep 24th 2015

The over-sized clock, even without hands, gives a timely touch to any room.


    • water container
    • paper towels
    • sandpaper
    • ruler
    • pencil
    • 2" chip brush
    • 1" foam brush
    • jute or ribbon
    • clean cloth
    • cardstock
    • Silhouette electronic cutting machine
    • screws
    • hanging hooks
    • wood stain
    • jigsaw
    • putty knife
    • Kreg Jig
    • push pin
    • wood boards



    Let dry completely between painting steps.

    1. Cut three 1" x 8" boards in half. Line them up in a rectangle. (It should measure to roughly 48" x 45".)
    2. Instruction #1
    3. Find the center of the boards by marking the halfway point in the middle board. Put a ribbon or jute, held by a push pin, at the marks.
    4. Instruction #2
    5. Poke a hole in the other end of the ribbon or jute to fit for a pencil point.
    6. Instruction #3
    7. Draw a circle by rotating the ribbon around the center push pin using the hole in the ribbon as a guide for the pencil.
    8. Instruction #4
    9. Using a jigsaw, cut out the circle.
    10. Instruction #5
    11. Distress the surface by taking some chunks of wood out of some of the edges with a putty knife. When distressed, sand the circle completely, removing any rough edges. Wipe dust away with a damp paper towel.
    12. Instruction #6
    13. Stain the wood circle according to stain package instructions. Be sure to get on the sides and between each board.
    14. Once the stain is completely dry, apply a semi-thin layer of Lace to all stained surfaces.
    15. Instruction #8
    16. Cut out the number stenciling using a Silhouette machine and cardstock. (Yardstick will make a sturdy stencil.) Keep all parts of the stencil.
    17. Using the same string method as in step X, draw a faint circle in the middle of the clock. (This circle has about an 11" radius.)
    18. Instruction #10
    19. Line up the Roman numerals on the clock in the desired positions.
    20. Instruction #11
    21. Replace one Roman numeral at a time with the negative portion of the stencil. Paint the negative stencil using Carbon and a foam brush. Carefully remove the stencil while the paint is still wet.
    22. Instruction #12
    23. Continue to paint, skipping every other number so that the stencil will not touch the wet paint from the previous number.
    24. Instruction #13
    25. Print and cut out the clock marking stencils, two of the big marks and four of the small marks, from the provided pattern. Tear each stencil so they are each on their own sheet.
    26. Place the large clock marking stencils on the edge of each number. Paint using a foam brush and Carbon.
    27. Instruction #15
    28. Repeat with the small clock markings.
    29. Continue each clock marking down the side of the clock by free-handing the markings with a brush.
    30. Instruction #17
    31. Free-hand a small circle (meant for the clock hardware) in the center of the clock. (This circle is about 3" in diameter.) Let dry.
    32. Once all the paint is dry, distress each piece with sandpaper. Allow the stain to come through on some parts.
    33. Instruction #19
    34. Wipe the stained wood with a damp paper towel or cloth.
    35. Instruction #20
    36. Line up the clock and flip over. Drill pocket holes so that each piece of the clock connects to each other. (It is recommended to drill the holes in both directions so there is a strong joint.)
    37. Instruction #21
    38. Using 1-1/4" pocket hole screws, attach the pieces. Be sure to line up each board as you go. Attach two D-ring hooks to the back for hanging.
    39. Optional: Seal the clock with Ultra-Matte Varnish.


    Clock Cut File