Do you love the gorgeous giant wall clocks that have become so popular? I have been dreaming of having one hanging in my dining room for so long!
I was recently offered the chance to try the new Pallet Wall in a Box from Amy Howard and I could not say yes fast enough! First of all, I adore Amy Howard and after trying her products at Haven, I knew I could make something AMAZING!
* I received the products used in this post from Amy Howard at Home in exchange for a review, but all opinions are 100% my own.
The Pallet Wall in a Box is exactly what it sounds like. It’s a box of pallet wood that can be used to create a feature pallet wall (which I totally plan to do one day soon) or anything else your imagination can think up. The box comes with 20 square feet of unfinished red oak.
HOW TO MAKE A GIANT WALL CLOCK:
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HERE’S WHAT YOU’LL NEED:
- Pallet Wall in a Box (1 box)
- Better with Age
- Venetian Plaster
- Wood for backing
- Wood glue
- Paint for numbers (I used One Step Paint)
- Clock movement
1. Placing your boards as shown below will give you the largest size possible. 7 large boards with a smaller board on top and bottom.
2. Create a makeshift compass by placing a nail in the center and attaching a string that is the length of the radius of the circle. Attach a pencil to the other end of the string and draw a circle. Make sure to keep your pencil straight.
3. Cut along your lines with a jigswaw.
4. You should now have the circle shape of your clock.
5. To join the boards use a separate piece of wood (thickness between 3/4 in to 1 in- you will not want the clock to be flush with the wall because you will need space for the clock movement). Attach the wood to the back of the clock with wood glue.
6. Once you add the back boards with wood glue allow it to dry before flipping the clock over.
7. Now the fun part!
Better with Age is one of my favorite tools for giving wood an aged look. It’s so simple to use! Shake the can and then brush it on. It has the consistency of water so it goes on easily and it doesn’t have a harsh smell like stain.
Within seconds you will see huge difference in the look of the wood! Better with Age reacts with the tannins in the wood so each piece and type of wood will have a different final look.
8. Next, you will want to mix the Venetian Plaster with water until you get all of the lumps out. The consistency will be sort of like pancake batter. Brush a thick layer onto your board and remove with a trowel. This will settle the plaster into the cracks of the wood.
9. Leave the wood to dry for a few hours and the plaster will continue to change the look of the wood as it dries.
People will think you spent hours sanding but there is zero distressing involved!
*Word of advice- Don’t use vinyl stencils because when you peel them off, you’ll be taking plaster with it. I learned the hard way. Maybe just use paper stencils and just a tiny piece of tape to keep it in place! 🙂
I absolutely love my new giant wall clock!
Do you think you will try the new Pallet Wall in a Box? If so, I would love to hear what you will make. Comment below and let me know!