I featured a clock on a stand alone vintage door being used as decor a while ago (see below). That inspiration stayed with me and it seemed like the perfect idea for an old door on our pots and pans pantry in the kitchen.
Look what we have now!
I love it and it was a really easy DIY project. Here is how we did it:
large serpentine design
- Extra washers if needed (depends on the thickness of door)
- Vinyl numbers (I made mine using my Silhouette but you can purchase them on etsy or paint or stamp numbers also.)
Tools: Yard stick, pencil drill, dinner plate to trace (glass microwave plate works well).
1. Mark the center of the door panel using a pencil. I lightly marked from one top corner diagonally to the bottom to create a big “x”. The center of the “x” is the center of the door panel.
2. I then used our microwave plate (since it’s glass and transparent and about the right size). I traced it, with the center of the “x” in the center of the plate. I just eyeballed it.
3. Drill a hole in the center of the circle, “X” marks the spot.
4. I added my vinyl numbers using the inside of the penciled area (circle from tracing the plate) as a guide, starting with 12, 3, 6 and 9 in a larger font size. Use a pencil to divide the circle in to pie-pieces. It will make placement more precise!
5. Pencil marks erase easily with a damp Magic Eraser.
6. Insert the mini quartz movement. We added a few extra washers to make the fit perfect since the thickness of our door panel was on the thin side.
7. Add the hands as shown on the packaging.
8. Screw on the lfinishing nut and add the second hand.
9. Pop in a battery.
10. Set the time using the dial on the back.
Here’s what the back side looks like, unobtrusive, not in the way, right behind our lids which we store on the door.
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