restoration hardware modern retro clock tutorial-FREE DOWNLOAD


When I saw this clock I just knew I had to make one. When I repainted my office this summer I decided that it was time for a new clock as well.  I tore apart my cheap clock and threw it away, except for the mechanics. It was rough not having a clock to look at for a few months, but I totally think it was worth it. I was just waiting for the right clock to pop up on the internet somewhere. I was browsing Restoration Hardware's site, when I spotted this clock! Isn't it fabulous!

I wanted a retro modern clock. This clock is a replica of a clock from the 1940's in the bustling train station in Britain. I think I did a pretty good job catching the whole feeling of the clock. Mine is a touch more modern though.

I started by finding just a plain circular clock with clean lines. I found this one at a local "new" thrift shop in town just down the street from me for only $2.99. I tore off the hideous bubble plastic front, and spray painted the wood black.

Then I just printed out the clock marks on a piece of card stock, cut it out and glued it on cardboard. The hardest part is cutting out the hands. Yes, those are paper too. I have this things with making clock hands out of paper. Funny huh?

Then I just glued the paper hands onto another sheet of card stock to make them extra thick. I used a black sharpie marker to color the sides of the white paper.

That's it. Hang it on the wall and you're done. Simple huh?

You can download the FREE clock here {right click to download}. I'd love to see pictures of your clocks!