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Reclaimed Wall Clock Cabinet

As promised in my last post, I’m back with this vintage clock that a friend offered to me. I’ll admit, I adore clocks with the best of them. However, when their works stop running, they still have a purpose of some DIY fun. I’ve made clocks and even repurposed others as SEEN HERE. This time around (pun intended) I’m going to create an reclaimed wall clock cabinet that will be a nod to the original design but serve a new purpose. Are you ready for some creative repurposing? woot!

Vintage Wall Clock Before Repurposing by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

This thing is a pretty ol’ gal that lacks the tick-tock anymore. Not only is it missing a “heart”, but also has these features of a missing finial and openings I’ll need to deal with. Also, the only access into the clock is from behind and I’ll need to address that.

Top of Repurposed Wall Clock | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

MAKING DO

First, I need to remove the broken clockworks. That’s as simple as unscrewing a few spots and pulling it all out. Then, I use my cat’s paw and a slow steady hand to remove the face of the clock (with glass intact…whew!)

Removing Reclaimed Wall Clock Cabinet Face | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

You can see there are two dowel pins and glue holding it together. However, I cut the dowel pins with a coping saw and use the remnant to plug the face holes. After that, I cut a length of wood to make a shelf inside the cabinet and attach with my nailer.

Nailing Cabinet Shelf from Reclaimed Wall Clock | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Likewise, it’s time to address the huge hole in the top. hmmm… I just happen to have a length of dowel I purchased at a thrift store to make into a French rolling pin for myself. For now, it will do to make a plug. Gotta love a stash!

Filling Clock Hole with Dowel | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Last, I cut a piece of scrap luan to fill the back slot so I have a proper backing to my reclaimed wall clock. Again, my stash comes to bat for me.

Replacing Back of Reclaimed Wall Clock Backing | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

FINISHING

Finally, after all my tear-down and rebuild efforts, I can put the finishing touches onto this clock turned wall cabinet. Since I’m dealing with new wood mixed in with old wood, I decide to brighten it all up with white paint.

Painting Reclaimed Wall Clock Cabinet | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

After two coats of paint, magnetic hardware, and a bit o’ bling, here is my cabinet…

White Glass Cabinet from Reclaimed Wall Clock by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #upcycled #reclaimed

Side View of Glass Cabinet from Upcycled Wall Clock by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #vintage #diy #upcycle

Isn’t that fun?? I am so glad it came out as I envisioned it to be. It still serves a purpose, adds charm to your home, AND looks fabulous. Do you spy the salvaged gem inside?

Glass Cabinet Knob on Reclaimed Wall Clock by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #repurposed

Wall Cabinet Glass Door Open from Reclaimed Wall Clock by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #upcycled #vintage #clock

Open Reclaimed Wall Clock Cabinet Door by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #homedecor #diy #salvaged

You know I had to, right? I’m a sucker for all things clock, hence my need to make use of each and every part. Not only is it fun, but why fill the landfill with perfectly good decor?

White Vintage Cabinet from Upcycled Wall Clock by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #shabbychic

Farmhouse Style Cabinet with Glass Door by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #farmhouse #homedecor #diy

As you can imagine, I’m excited to offer this and much more in my online shop. If you’re signed up for my free email newsletter, you get a discount.

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In addition, leave me some comment love below, as well as pin and share my reclaimed wall clock adventure. Inspiring others not only brings awareness to creating your own home story, but makes people think outside the broken clock. ahem.

Broken clock? Make a reclaimed wall clock and make a cabinet with updated style by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #reclaimed #diy #homedecor

Likewise, I’ll be sharing this hand-me-down bookcase makeover (OVER HERE) so be sure to sign up for my newsletter. Until next time!
blog signatureBookshelf Before Makeover | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces

Also, more DIY projects like this reclaimed wall clock:

Check this out! An antique treadle sewing machine gets recreated into a chess & checkerboard set for your home. Full tutorial by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces at prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #home #homedecor #toys #farmhouseThis vintage buffet makeover is one to see. Larissa of Prodigal Pieces gives it new life and purpose as a DIY Coffee Bar | Head to prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #diy #home #coffee #farmhouse #homedecor

Comments

  1. Rebecca - NC says

    So cute!! Love that you kept the clockworks. Can’t believe fall is here!!! Where did the summer go??? Wish I had fresh veggies! I planted tomatoes last year and, after costs, realized I harvested 2 $20 tomatoes!!!! 😂🥰

    • Larissa says

      bwahahaha!! That’s so funny! 😀 Most of mine are volunteers as I just didn’t have it in me to go all out this year. Though, my volunteers did better than if I had planted them (ain’t that the way it always works?) Thanks, Rebecca!

  2. Carol says

    Turned out gorgeous! All your posts are so inspiring and I love “Trash to Treasure”!

    • Larissa says

      This one was totally fun, Carol. Thanks for the smile! 😀

  3. Trudy Eby says

    Cute! I love that you can see things in a new way. But I missed how you get into it? Did you add hinges?

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! I showed hinges in the picture and also the door open in the finished pics too. 😀

    • Larissa says

      You know I had to, right? 😀 Clock faces are hard to come by, let alone the hands. I’ve paid quit a bit for sets! Thanks for stopping by, Christy.

  4. Niki says

    Cute, it helps to keep a cottage flare when you want or need a small storage piece. I have so many ideas for uses for it, in the kitchen or bathroom. Great job- and yes keeping the clocks face is awesome!! In the garden our peas, strawberries, honey berries and lettuce are done for the year. We have corn, watermelon and jalapeño’s coming yet. 🤷‍♀️

    • Larissa says

      You go girl! Sounds like a yummy time at your house. And yes…I had to keep that clock face and hands. Too fun to trash! 😀

  5. Rita says

    Great repurpose. It would cute in a little girl’s bedroom with her trinkets. I don’t think there’s anything you can’t save. Including the clock face and hands where they used to be.

    • Larissa says

      I sure had fun with it, Rita. Thanks! Too many good parts of a clock to waste, that’s for sure. 😉

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