Upcycled Wall Clock Fun Times Two

While maybe at times I pass up on cast-offs that cross my path, the one thing I can assuredly say I can’t resist is wood. The wood can be old, worn, beaten down, and even just like these two broken tiered stands, just needing new life.  They are my dynamic duo about to get a brand new life as an upcycled wall clock. Woot!

Vintage Broken Tiered Stands Before Makeover by Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

You may be wondering how I came upon such beauty. Well, the story goes that I was feverishly trying to wrap up our kitchen remodel reveal when my friend, Mandy, sent me a message asking if I wanted to take a peek at her loot. She runs a ministry where people can donate their unwanted items and she finds those items new homes. Talk about a blessing!

A flea market owner told her she could come pick up part of their inventory to pass along to others. In her efforts, she invited me to come take a peek to see if there was anything I could use. Needless to say, it was a fun chance to do some curbside shopping at her “free” sale.


I snagged these two gems because they are, I believe, mahogany wood and that alone is a winner. Apparently, they once were a tiered serving stand with a possible glass top. I felt it fair game to turn them each one of them into a upcycled wall clock since the top was missing. Am I right?

Original Label on Vintage Tiered Stand | prodigalpieces.com

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My first order of business was to removed the center pedestal. Those parts are being reserved for a later purpose (no throwing away good parts here!) Then, my sander came out to play for one of wood rounds. I took off the finish and sanded out the gouges. I wasn’t going for raw, but rustic.

Wood Rounds Before Repurposed Wall Clocks | prodigalpieces.com

Next, I applied a light coat of white wax to seal it as well as add texture and dimension. I brushed with the grain and buffed until I liked what I saw.

Applying White Wax to Repurposed Wall Clock | prodigalpieces.com

Once that wax was ready, I added a clock face by recreating the free clock faces HERE and adding a bit of text of my own. You can also see how I used those faces on my clock face table. I then used my transfer method to get the text on the wood round, and painted it in my hand.


While that clock was curing, I began work on the second one. First, I filled in the holes with wood filler and then sanded it smooth. For this repurposed wall clock, I wanted to do a fun color with a rustic feel. I had some red milk paint left over from my antique desk makeover (a must see). I mixed up a batch and applied two coats with my Fan Brush.

Red Milk Paint for Repurposed Wall Clock | Farmhouse Style | prodigalpeices.com

After letting the two coats cure, I added another clock face with hand-painted details as well.

Are you ready to see my dynamic duo ready for their new life? I am!!

First, I’ll show you the one I sanded down. I went with a modern farmhouse feel with a simple, fresh feel.

Modern Farmhouse Wall Clock Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Handmade Wall Clock with Modern Farmhouse Design by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Both clock were made complete with these clockwork sets I got HERE. One I left black, while the other I painted white. You’ll see it in a minute.

Modern Farm Vignette with Handmade Wall Clock by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com


The second clock that got the red milk paint, really came out cute too.

Rustic Farmhouse Wall Clock in Red Milk Paint by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I have it displayed above the shelf I created from reclaimed wood and an antique dresser mirror harp. You can see it in my original post HERE. It’s also available in my shop.

Farmhouse Style Americana Wall Clock Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Americana Farmhouse Style Repurposed Wall Clock and Mirror Harp Shelf by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

I must say both clocks were fun, and both are my favorite. I can’t choose! Can you?

Simply Fresh Farmhouse Style Decor with Handmade Wall Clock by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

Barn Red Milk Painted Clock Created by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

If you’d like to purchase these items, you can find both clocks (SOLD), the harp shelf, and coat rack available in my online shop. I’m always adding new items, so be sure to stop by and see.

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Do pin and share my upcycled wall clock set to inspire others to see the potential in the unwanted finds – especially if it’s wood! DIY fun awaits!

DIY Repurposed Wall Clock made from two broken vintage tiered stands. Upcycling Fun! Full details by Larissa at Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com #prodigalpieces #handmade #diy #farmhouse #home #homedecor #homedecorideas

Up next is Trash to Treasure Time! I am so excited to share with you one of the hauls of the century. All for FREE! And…they’re WOOD. tee hee!

Salvaged Cupboard Door Stash for Upcycling Projects by Larissa of Prodigal Pieces | prodigalpieces.com

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More fun projects like this upcycled wall clock set:

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  • Tracey Hiebert

    Love those clocks!!! I will never look at an old piece of wood the same!
    Tracey 💗

    November 8, 2018 at 6:57 am Reply
    • Larissa

      yahoo!! You made me giggle, girl!!

      November 8, 2018 at 9:32 am Reply
  • Debrashoppeno5

    Both clocks look terrific. I just love repurposing items to give them new life.

    November 8, 2018 at 7:08 am Reply
    • Larissa

      This was so fun to do and got my craft kick out of my system…haha! Thanks!

      November 8, 2018 at 9:32 am Reply
  • Debra A Wise

    Love both of the clocks! Great makeover Larissa!

    November 8, 2018 at 8:11 am Reply
    • Larissa

      Thanks so much! Nothing like a good #trashure makeover. hee hee!

      November 8, 2018 at 9:33 am Reply
  • Charleen

    I like both,but the red clock reaches out to me the most. Maybe it’s the combination of the red and cream. What a great imagination you have ,I probably would have tried to make them in their original state. Enjoy all your projects.

    November 8, 2018 at 12:19 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      I know what you mean. I could see both in different parts of my home. Makes it fun!

      November 8, 2018 at 9:54 pm Reply
  • Debbie

    Such a great idea! Personally, I like the red one better – probably because it would go with my kitchen! Love trash to treasure finds!

    November 8, 2018 at 5:01 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      Fun to hear, Debbie. I love to share too!

      November 8, 2018 at 9:54 pm Reply
  • janet phillips

    you are a genius–love you syle

    November 8, 2018 at 7:23 pm Reply
    • Larissa

      You just made my day, Janet. 😉 I think you need to speak to my husband. tee hee!

      November 8, 2018 at 9:54 pm Reply

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