This was an exercise in getting creative. The RUSCH clocks from IKEA here only cost US0.84 each. So I bought a few, and tried to come up with some ideas on how to hack them into better looking clocks. My first attempt was spray painting the clock frame. I soon realized that anyone who’s been to IKEA would know I just sprayed painted their clock black. So my focus shifted to taking the clock frame apart and using the black box that holds all the mechanical parts, and even reusing the round plastic cover.
Here are the clocks:
The Black Beast
For this one I ended up reusing the round plastic cover of the clock. Those little number points – they were made from cutting up the seconds hand.
White on White
This was one of the other clocks that reused the RUSCH’s plastic cover. No number placements this time.
The last clock to reuse the plastic cover. This time fabric was glued over the cover and little mohawks were created around the edges.
Double Dose makes use of the RUSCH clock and the MARIT place mat.
This last clock was made out of a serving tray found at the dollar store. Drilled a hole through it then hit that bad boy with some white, then black spray paint.
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