8.15.2013

Thrifty Thursday: $12 Pallet Clock

Happy Thursday!  
Today I'm going to show you how I made this fabulous pallet clock for $12!

At Goodwill this week I found this Howard Miller iron clock for $12.  Actually it was a little less because I used my 20% off coupon!! Whoot!
There was nothing wrong with it, it just needed a new battery...and a makeover!
So I made a board out of pallet wood to the size I wanted
Then I drilled a big hole in the center so the clock mechanism is accessible.  I didn't want to attach the clock to pallet wood and not be able to change the battery!
 I painted the board a light coat of paint (Valspar's Shiitake), then sanded it down
After removing the clock hands, I painted the clock white, and sanded it too
 I attached the clock face with long screws, making sure the middle hole lined up with the clock mechanism.
Then I took an ink pad and rubbed it over the wood and the clock face, to give it a more rustic look.
I also rubbed down the clock hands before reattaching them.

And that's it!  A nice, big clock for only $12!!!

Therena

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80 comments:

  1. I love it - how awesome to find something so cool at Goodwill....

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    1. I know, I love when I find good stuff!!! Thanks so much Cathy! :)

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  2. Really cool! I like how you used the ink pad on it for an older finish. I will have to keep that one in mind! :)

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    1. Thanks!!! I use my ink pad for all my pallet projects :)

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  3. What a score from #Goodwill +Therena Taylor! Love the revamp you did as well, this would fit right in over at my place. #Howard Miller makes great clocks.

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  4. I just pulled a pallet out of the dumpster they're using on our new build's lot. Finding all manner of cool wood pieces in there! This is a great inspiration for me...very 'timely', *snicker* Love the color :)

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    1. Haha! I pulled many out of the dumpster when our house was being built! Thanks for your comment, I'm glad I inspired you :)

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  5. lovely pallet background. Smart move in adding that to the clock you got

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  6. That is the best!! Pallets seem to be all the rage right now and you did an awesome job with your idea! That clock was a great find and $11 No way!!! Stopping by from Love of Family and Home blog hop, hope you will hop on over to the country as well. www.prairiegirl4-thatcountryplace.blogspot.com

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  7. Wow! Looks great! Lots of DIY clock projects this week. I love the pallet attached to the back though. Stop by my Friday's Five Features and link up this post (and others)! http://diy-vintage-chic.blogspot.com/2013/08/fridays-five-features-no-4.html

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    1. Thanks much, I'll definitely link up!

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    2. Therena ~ Thanks for stopping by DIY Vintage Chic’s Friday’s Five Features and Fun Festivities. I posted about about your link up on my Facebook page. I hope you don't mind. Don’t forget to stop back by this Friday!

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  8. Love how you married the rustic pallet with the clock. It looks great! I wish my thrift store had coupons off. The best they do is have a color of the day that's a % off.

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  9. So cool! What a great Goodwill find! Love the finished product! Stopping over from TT&J! :)

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  10. Great job! Wish I had that kind of vision to make over items!

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  11. That is awesome Love it!!! I will be pinning this one!! Thanks for sharing on DIY Sunday Showcase!

    Shelly @MinetteMaze

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  12. Great idea! Don't forget to link up to The DIY'ers. http://homecomingmn.blogspot.com/2013/08/the-diyers-and-our-country-weekend.html

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  13. Wonderfully distressed - love it mounted on the pallet wood.

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  14. This looks so amazing. I love it! Thanks for sharing!

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  15. This is amazing. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. Love the clock, mixing architectural pieces together is always super. This is fabulous. Thanks for linking to Inspire Me. Hugs, Marty

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  17. Therena,

    This is lovely!!
    I love the paint you chose for the pallet!

    Rita
    http://www.ferrytaleshome.blogspot.com

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  18. Love this! What a great find and a great way to rehab it!
    Lisa

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  19. That is an awesome piece! Thanx for sharing it at THT.

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  20. This is gorgeous! I love the paint on the iron! :)

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  21. Gorgeous! This turned out so nice! I hope you'll link it up to our All Things Thursday Blog Hop!
    Blessings,
    Nici

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  22. What a beautiful clock! I love how this turned out! Also, you are a lucky lady to have a goodwill that offers 20% off coupons! I wish ours did. :)

    Thanks for linking up with us for Much Ado About Monday this week!

    ~Emily
    www.huckleberrylove.com

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  23. OMG, I LOVE it. I need to start shopping at Goodwill.

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  24. I LOVE this!!! Right up my alley ;) Thanks for sharing at All Things Thursday!!

    Fotini

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  25. This is great! It was my pick for features at Give Me The Goods!!! Feel free to come by and grab a feature button!
    Amber@ Dimples & Pig Tales

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  26. LOVE this! It turned out amazing! I'm featuring this at Terrific Tuesdays.

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  27. We love the pallet clock and especially the price of $12 to do it! Very creative and it looks amazing.

    ** BeBetsy congratulates you on being FEATURED as part of the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT No.19 http://bebetsy.com. **

    We'd love it if you would link back to us on your post page and feel free to grab yourself a featured button too http://bebetsy.com/2013/08/05/brag-16/. Our next party starts at midnight tonight.

    Sharon and Denise ♥

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  28. I love this! I want a DIY clock above my TV ... maybe my Goodwill will get an awesome clock, too! :)

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  29. What an awesome transformation on such a cool clock! I'm featuring it in this week's PoPP Spotlight.

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  30. I really love this two of my favorite pieces clocks and pallets! What a great idea would love it if you came by and shared at One More Time Events....http://www.onemoretimeevents.com/2013/08/share-it-one-more-time-party-and.html
    New Follower... Tammy

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    1. Thank you so much Tammy! I'll definitely link up! :)

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  31. Oh my gosh - this is FANTASTIC !!!!!!!!!
    What a brilliant idea - I have a clock I can do that on too!
    Thanks so much for sharing - off to pin
    ( and congratulations on your feature at I Gotta Create :)
    XOXO

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    1. Haha, I'm glad you like it...and that you already have a clock to use!! Thanks tons Suzan!

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  32. Wow! Can I come live near you so that I can be with you to find these awesome items? I am having lots of fun looking around your blog! Love what you've done!
    Hugs, antonella :-)

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  33. Wow this clock is amazing! thank you so much for linking up at my Furniture and Paint Party I hope to see you again tonight!!

    Brooke
    startathome.blogspot.com

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  34. Thanks for partying with us last week. We loved your clock! Please come back on Friday. Craft Frenzy Friday http://obsessiveandcreative.blogspot.com.

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  35. Looks fantastic - it really is a find for $12!

    We are sharing pallet ideas at Empty Your Archive this week and I would absolutely love for you to link up - Alice @ Mums Make Lists

    http://mumsmakelists.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/empty-your-archive-28.html

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  36. Gorgeous!

    I'm seeing more and more pallet crafts. Where on earth are people getting pallets?

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  37. The original iron clock was an amazing find. It's so beautiful. And I love the way you finished it. I hope you continue to enjoy it for a long time. It looks fabulous.

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  38. Well that looks terrific. I think you could sell those on etsy!

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  39. What a beautiful idea and what a great Goodwill find too! Do you see these type of clocks often at thrift stores or was this kind of a "right place, right time" thing?
    Oh happy SITS day btw!

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  40. How very cool! I never find anything that good at Goodwill. I guess I need to keep looking!

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  41. Wow, that is amazing! I love finding great gems like that at Goodwill. Over from SITS!

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  42. I love it! What a great project. =0)
    Hope your SITS Day is the best!
    ~Kim
    www.2justByou.com
    New GFC follower.

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  43. How fun!! I never fun good stuff like this at the second hand stores! Probably because I don't really have an artistic eye to see the potential in something like this!

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  44. This looks great. That clock was quite a find!

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  45. (Visiting you from The SITS Girls) Totally love that clock! What a clever way of recycling!

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  46. Goodwill finds are the best! Cute makeover :) Happy SITS Day!

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