Sometimes we need big impact for little dollars. Here's an example of creating something big for very little money. This clock is HUGE! It's 36" in diameter and has a fun vintage or flea market feel.
I started with a raw wood table round from Home Depot. I already had it laying around from a failed attempt at a large lazy susan (the wood warped after time with weight, so we had to make one out of MDF.)
I used a 36" one to be nice and big. I was first painted all black. Then I painted the whole thing with antique white ASCP (Annie Sloan Chalk Paint.) I then layered on French Linen and Cocoa (both muted a bit by anitque white.) I just lightly blotted it with an old, bunched up t-shirt. After it dried, I used 2 colors of stains to "dirty it up" a bit.
I found these numbers at our Goodwill for 99cents per 0-9 set (so I needed 5 sets to get enough numerals for the clock.) I painted them with leftover black matte paint, sanded them a bit and then crazy glued them on.
Next, I used good ole "graphics fairy" and downloaded a couple free French labels and used parts of each to add some lettering to it's face. I used carbon paper to transfer the script onto the clock and then painted it in with a black paint pen. After it was dry, I once again scuffed it up with some sandpaper.
I've seen people make their own hands, but I wanted something easy and quick. I found these large hands at Hobby Lobby for $9.99 and used a 40% off coupon. I found center and just loosely put in a screw to hold the hands on. My wood was too thick, but they do sell the clock kits for about $15 if you want this to be a real working clock. You would be limited by how thick your wood can be to fit the clock gear in. I just added some strong D-rings to the back and wire to hang it with and Voila!
Because I had the wood round already, this project cost me a whopping $12 to make!!! Sure beats the price of this Pottery Barn $300 one:
Or this one from Restoration Hardware:
And I don't even want to know how much these real ones cost:
via Brooke Giannetti
So when you're needing something large-scale and looks like you paid a fortune, Do It Yourself!! Now I just need to decide if I'm keeping it or selling it!!