With a little bit of Dark Roast and Simplicity, Stephanie from The Silly Pearl turned a simple, inexpensive mid-century clock into a stylish masterpiece!

My husband and I have been wanting a mid-century starburst clock for a long time, but each one we liked was so expensive. I came across a mid-century clock on the plainer side, and I thought it provided a great base to make our own starburst clock!

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Here’s the clock, before, which I found for $6 at the thrift store. I used some Jenga-style blocks (found at a garage sale for a dollar) to make my starbursts. Normally, I wouldn’t alter a mid-century piece if it was made with real wood. But the square back was made of fake wood with black vinyl on top, so I was okay with changing it up.

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After playing around with the blocks (I guess I’ll never grow up!) and deciding on a design, I painted a bunch of blocks in Country Chic Paints All-in-One Decor Paint in Simplicity.

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Then I used painter’s tape from one corner to create half a triangle on each block, but before I painted the triangles in, I painted a coat of Simplicity over the paint to seal the edges and avoid bleeding underneath the tape.

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Next, I painted over the tape with Country Chic Paints All-in-One Decor Paint in Dark Roast.

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I also painted over the fake wood and vinyl with Dark Roast.

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Then I used hot glue to attach the blocks onto the square, making sure they lined up and were evenly spaced. Last step was a coat of Tough Coat to seal the paint and to give it a bit of shine. All done! We finally have a mid-century clock that we love, and we spent much, much less than we thought we would!

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Stephanie {The Silly Pearl}

Hi! My name is Stephanie Chan and I live in the San Francisco Bay Area with my husband, twin girls, and a fuzzy tabby cat. I love all kinds of crafts and DIY, often partnering with my husband on DIY furniture projects. I’ve been blogging at The Silly Pearl since 2010. Hope you’ll stop by to check out my craft tutorials and DIY ideas!

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