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Guest Project — Pottery Barn-inspired Clock for less than $10!

What fun to be able to do a guest post on Jennifer’s blog!

My name is Selina and I come to you from Creative Juices Décor.  What you will find on my blog is lots of inspiration for all your Creative Juices!  I LOVE home design/decorating, thrift store shopping, healthy recipes and crafting.  I have 3 young kids so I also have fun thinking of crafts for them to do.  Come stop by, I think you’ll be inspired!
Isn’t this pottery barn wall décor just beautiful?  If only we could re-create for less everything we see in that magazine.  Well today’s post will give that a try – Pottery Barn for under $10.00.  
Yep, that’s right, this next project cost me around 6 bucks

Thrift store board – $1.50
Here is the lovely BEFORE picture
And here is the AFTER:


Now how I got there. :)
Prime board – let dry.
Spray on one coat cream colored paint. Dry
Cover with crinkled tissue paper and apply mod podge or a glue/water mix over the paper.


This is hard to see but it left little crinkled lines and indents throughout the piece.  Let dry completely. 
Apply one more coat of cream spray paint.  Let dry and screw on a hanger in the back
Paint and glaze the board.
Apply tacks, buttons, or whatever you have on hand as the main number spots. I actually had to drill the holes first before hammering these tacks in.  It was scary since I am so bad with power tools! (see this bread box post!)

 Print and cut out Roman numeral numbers as a template. (I just took mine off the computer with free images)   Trace onto board, and fill in with black paint.


Am I done?  Sure, why not. :)  I think it looks just as good as the EXPENSIVE pottery barn clock décor, don’t you? 
Cost break down:
Circular piece of wood: 1.50 (thrift store!)
Cream paint: 3.25 (I had white on hand but wanted it creamier)
Glue: 0.34
Tacks: 0.25 (I paid about 1.00 for 30 of them – thrift store)
I had all the other paints on hand from other miscellaneous projects.
So grand total I spent: $5.34
For those that want more pictures and in depth details of how to accomplish this project please click Creative Juices Décorand get the “Long Extended Version”! 
Thank you so much Jennifer for having me on your amazing blog!
Thanks Selina!
Wow – what a great project and you made it for such an amazing price!! Here are some other projects I love from Creative Juices Décor:
Selina also has great recipes on her site, like:
Be sure to go over and say hi at Creative Juices Décor!

PS — Be sure to head over to Naptime Crafters for Round 2 of American Crafter. This round’s theme is SNOW and the projects are really fun!!



  1. trés trés beauuuuuuuuuuuuu!!!!!!!

  2. TeeBLiterary says:

    I love this! I love how romantic and vintage it is, I need to make one for our home! Thanks for the inspiration!

  3. Super cute!

  4. Good Time Charlie says:

    Wow, great job! Love the crinkly look, I am forever in awe of the limitless creativity of the women out there. Amazing!

  5. {molly beth} says:

    this is gorgeous ! thanks for the idea !

    check out some of my crafty creations and inspirations sometime via : http://alwaysamrsforeverakidd.blogspot.com

  6. Simply LKJ says:

    As a fan of all things PB, I love this!! And, it looks like she is quite the cook too. Yum!!

  7. Lori@KitchenFunk says:

    This is beautiful! Great job, thanks for the inspiration! and thanks, Jen, for having her so we could see it! ~Lori

  8. Love it! That clock it awesome! Great job!

  9. Heather at Willow Cottage says:

    I love your clock. It is beautiful. I have a blank wall in the living room that needs something. This might be it. :-)

  10. SO FUN!!!

  11. I LOVE THIS!

  12. I have been wanting to do this same thing and have the perfect spot for it. That should be at the top of my to do list.

  13. That is very cool!

  14. I was trying to describe this tissue paper effect to my sister a while back! This is such a gorgeous use of it. I'll definitely have to send her the link!!

  15. I adore your clock, I also saw the PB version but its way to expensive. What a great project to do.