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Repurposed Wall Clock into Swiss Medical Kit

As I promised last week, I have a fun upcycle for you today using a curbside find that my friend junkin’ friend, Mandy, spied for me. She was driving home and saw that a neighbor had placed this table on the curb and she knew that my furniture lovin’ heart might be interested in the table. I quickly agreed and she said, “Do you want the clock too?” At first I thought nah, but I’m a sucker for old clocks so I said, “Sure”, all the while thinking to myself, “What are you doing? You don’t need any more junk!” And so begins the adventure of my repurposed wall clock.

Curbside Find Farmhouse Table and Wall Clock | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

The table went to a needy family since I found it wasn’t a solid wood. Let me just say, if I knew more about clocks I would have loved to restore this vintage Linden clock with all its Made in Japan goodness. I had a blast getting it to “dong” on the hour. I didn’t have a key to keep it in time, so my efforts were futile.

Vintage Clock Found Curbside Before Repurposing | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

When I stopped to really look at it and see the potential, I instantly knew what it was going to become…a Swiss Medical kit! I have a thing for Nordic decor. hee hee hee. And like a kid in a candy store, I couldn’t wait to give it new life. Here is what I did…

Gutted Vintage Clock for Repurposed Swiss Medical Kit | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

*Giveaway product provided by Darren Gygi Home Collection. Post contains affiliate links so you can find the products I love to use too! (see full disclosure)

The works are in great shape and so is the clock face, so I intend to find new uses for those at a later point. I now have a hollowed out box with a few flaws that need fixed.

The back was now somewhat open, so I used my jigsaw to cut a piece of bead board to make a new backing. The bottom was open for the chains and pendulum, so I made a new bottom with a piece of luan using my miter saw. Easy fix.

Since the side panels came down below the cabinet part of the clock, it looked like it needed something. I decided a rod would be perfect in there to hang a towel, etc. I grabbed my drill, a spade bit, and some scrap dowel and made it work.

Drilling Clock for Towel Rod | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Since a Swiss medical kit has the ever-present red cross, I hand painted that on the back side of the glass and then prepared to spray the rest with my white paint.

Spraying Repurposed Wall Clock with Rustoleum Flat White | Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

After a couple of coats and some distressing, this sweet time piece is ready for its new purpose. Meet my repurposed wall clock into a vintage Swiss medical kit.

Vintage Wall Clock turned into Swiss Medical Kit by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Isn’t it full of vintagey fun?!

Repurposed Wall Clock into Swiss Medical Cabinet by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

I love the quirky feel and that it has a new purpose with functional storage for meds and a towel. This would even be great in a beach house or cabin, don’t you think?

Wall Clock Turned Medical Cabinet Open by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Vintage Medical Supplies in Repurposed Wall Clock by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Although this latest creation looks great in our bathroom, I have decided to make it available to you in my shop. I’m always adding something new!

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Do pin and share to inspire others to make use of their repurposed wall clock too! ♥

Curbside Wall Clock Gets New Life as Swiss Medical Cabinet by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

Next up is our Themed Furniture Makeover Day. It’s all about Red, White, or Blue for this month. Hmmm…which will it be for this vintage chest of drawers.

Vintage Mengel Chest of Drawers Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | www.prodigalpieces.com

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Comments

  1. Vangie says

    You are so creative. I enjoy seeing you in my in box. So many ideas that are unique.

    • Larissa says

      That’s wonderful to hear as I enjoy sharing. Thank you!

  2. Susan says

    Perfect! I love it!! I repurposed a clock
    Myself for a bathroom cabinet but that Red Cross is a deal breaker! Winner!

  3. Debbie D says

    Love it so cute. Love the Sparrow print as well.

  4. Samantha says

    I’m so in love with this Swiss medical cabinet! As a veteran and a nurse- it’s right up my alley! It would be perfect in my office with my military and nursing keepsakes. I’m always awed by your innovative designs and creativity!

    Thank you for sharing Darren Gygi’s collection- it was such a pleasure to look through his prints. My absolute favorite of his is the Hydrangea because it reminds me of my lovely mother.

    • Larissa says

      That would be an awesome spot for it! 😀 Thank you for sharing your passion. I picked the peony in honor of my mother and grandmother too.

  5. Anna says

    I’ll be on t he lookout for a clodk similar to this…it’s really eye popping.

    The peony art is beautiful but I would pick the “in the garden” piece, it is very appropriTe for this gardener!

    Thanks so much for ALL your great Ideas”

    • Larissa says

      They are so fun as-is, but since this was left for dead I had fun repurposing it. Thank you! I hope you get your gardener inspiration.

  6. Wendy Olgine says

    I love the inspiration that flows through you! What a clever and fun repurpose. As for Darren Gygi’s gorgeous art-choosing one is so hard! I love the sweet Williams piece but am encouraged by the sparrow verse. I probably would go with the Purple Heart medal because it reminds of God’s faithfulness to our son who now has two Purple Hearts and incredible stories of His faithfulness.

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Wendy. 🙂 Aren’t his pieces awesome? It’s really hard to choose.

  7. Niki says

    Very creative, I love it!!

  8. Stephanie Sharp says

    I love the repurposed clock! You ideas amaze me! And love the print!!! I also would pick a flower or a beach scene and a bible verse!

  9. Karen says

    What a fun repurpose! I like seeing your vision come to life 🙂

    • Larissa says

      Thanks, Karen! I certainly had fun getting this one out of my head. 😀

  10. Iris says

    Love the whole idea of redoing the clock. But what did you do with the table??

    • Larissa says

      Thanks. It was a low-quality piece and wouldn’t suit what I needed so I passed it on to someone who could. 😉

  11. Carol says

    You’re my favorite blogger because your projects are so creative and inspiring! Love this idea!!

  12. Frances Mastermn says

    Love the cabinet as I do of all your work. You are a real inspiration to crafters like me. I would pick the dragonfly print since I love them and one always seem to show up when I need a to be reminded of the beauty all around us.

  13. Kathy says

    I will have to agree with Carol…
    You definitely are my favorite blogger. I can’t wait to see what you have created each day and it ALWAYS brings a smile to my face?.
    I just wish we lived closer together so I could meet you and your beautiful mind in person!

  14. Ellen Braunberger says

    What a great idea your clock turned into, I can see the brilliant lights going wild in your creative brain! Love the prints favourite is the For Get Me Nots, for my daughter in Alaska, a state flower, to remind her I’m going to freeze in Wisconsin this winter not getting to spend time with her in Texas! LOL!

    • Larissa says

      I just had to give it a try. Now to make use of the rest of it! 😀 Good for you both.

  15. Dena Jacobs says

    That looks cute in your bathroom!
    I love peonies too and would put that print in my bedroom!

    • Larissa says

      Thanks! It’s not staying as it’s available in my shop, but if I could keep it I would. 🙂 You are my kinda gal.

  16. Courtney says

    I love this repurpose, once again you’ve done a fabulous job! If I were to win the giveaway, I’d love to have the Sparrow print, it’s beautiful.

    • Larissa says

      Awesome to hear! Thank you. Yes, the sparrow has stolen my heart.

  17. liz says

    Such a good idea and a cute final product. I look forward to what you do next!

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Liz. I have something new about 2 times a week, so that keeps me hopping! 😀

  18. Pam Perry says

    As always…I adore what you created! If I won this giveaway…I’d scream 1st..& I would love the Sparrow print…a constant reminder of how God loves us <3

    • Larissa says

      Aww…thank you, Pam. It is a wonderful reminder as are the sweet birds outside my window. 🙂

  19. Nanette says

    Your creation is awesome, great job! Though I love many from Darren’s collections I would have to say the “Easter” collection is my favorite, especially the Bunny. Thanks!

  20. gwen says

    Love this, as usual! I would not have thought to take the top off, but it looks so much more plain AND APPROPRIATE without it!
    I’m choosing the Daffodil print in honor of my sister who died of cancer. I worked many years organizing our local American Cancer Society “Daffodil Days” and that would be a wonderful reminder of the many people’s work toward ending this horrible disease.

    • Larissa says

      For the the top made it too dressy, and a medicine cabinet would not be that…more function over form. Thanks! Your art pick would be perfect.

  21. Leah Gael-Tomlinson says

    I really like your cabinet. I have a thing for them, and have a re-purposed one that hangs on a wall beside my bed with little knick knacks in it. I took the door off and use it as shelves. It is my second one that I have worked on.
    I like the sparrow print, it reminds me of the song, His eyes are on the Sparrow. A very nice old traditional hymn.

    • Larissa says

      Me too! (the thing for cabinet part) Sounds like great minds think alike! 🙂

  22. Edwana Long says

    I enjoy your creative range. Functional, elegant, playful, your personality shines through. I love Gygi’s art- partial to the peony print! Or the hydrangea… just saying that it’s hard to pick just one!

  23. Moira says

    I love the medicine cabinet! So creative!

    I love both prints but the peony one is especially nice! M

    • Larissa says

      Thank you, Moira! You can pick from any on their site, so don’t limit yourself to the ones I’ve chosen for sure (even though they do rock 😉 )

  24. Tricia says

    I love the medicine cabinet. I am a nurse and it makes me think of Florence Nightingale! I wish I had your imagination and could re-purpose items like you do.
    I love all the prints. They remind me of my father who loved horticulture. The Peony is my favorite.

    • Larissa says

      Oh, yes! Love it…hahaha. There are so many print to choose from and it’s hard to pick.

  25. DelightsOfTheHeart says

    As usual Larissa, your swiss medicine cabinet is a hit. About the prnts, they’re all beautiful, but I have to say that the Sprrow is my favorite because that is my favorite hymn.

    Thank you for the giveawsy!

  26. Priscilla S. says

    I think that turned out so cute! What a unique and interesting way to repurpose a clock. Definitely something I would have never thought of. And thank you for this awesome giveaway! If I won I would probably choose the Messenger Chickadee.

    • Larissa says

      It takes weirdness…tee hee hee. 😉 The chickadee is another favorite of mine too.

  27. Kisti Huffman says

    This is one of my favorites!

  28. Marie, The Interior Frugalista says

    I never in a million years would have seen a Swiss Medicine Cabinet in that clock! Larissa, your creativity and talent blows me away over and over again.

  29. cheryl braxton bonner says

    #1 would have to be the Lemon print. then the hydranga. then the poppy.Which ever one is available.I can never choose it takes me forever….Lol

  30. logan bonner says

    The bear.Peony.or impatience.Can we choose at the time?

    • Larissa says

      Oh, certainly you can choose at the time. This is just for fun. 🙂

  31. Laura Hillegass Weist says

    I love your medical box make over from a clock! What a cool idea!
    The print I would choose is called, “Beach Path” it reminds me of bike rides on the beach when we used to go on vacation with my Mother and Father in Law.

  32. Vicki says

    Of course, your repurposed clock/medicine cabinet is genius! I would love to be your neighbor! I love all of Darren’s pieces, but I would chose The Sparrow because it would be perfect on a dresser underneath my cross collection and remind me of the verse, “God looks our for the sparrow so He looks out for even you.” (Rough paraphrase).
    Best wishes for continued success.

  33. Darla says

    Your new project is fabulous.
    I would choose Beach Path.

  34. Stephanie says

    This is awesome! Wish it matched my bathroom, though I’m sure it will sell fast. 🙂

  35. Linda Smith says

    Thank you for all your inspirations! Regarding the giveaway, he does amazing work! I would be so excited to win the sparrow print!

  36. Naomi says

    I am always in awe of your creativity and so jealous of your fabulous curbside finds! I would choose Forget me nots in honor of my friend Linda who passed this year. She was and is a lifelong friend and will never be forgotten.

    • Larissa says

      Probably because it has been about 4 years ago. eep! Time flies… 🙂

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