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Valentine Heart Clock with Spraymate Rose Gold

Spraymate has just launched Rose Gold as part of its colour range, and I used this to finish off my Valentine Heart Clock.

05/02/2019

I have a scrap piece of 50 x 240mm pine left over from a previous project and had the idea to turn this into a clock - just for Valentine's Day. While you may not have a similar chunk of wood, you can use any scrap piece of wood for this project. Or pop into your local Builders store to grab a piece of PAR pine that you can use to make this heart clock.

The edges and accessories on the clock were finished off with Spraymate Rose Gold spray paint. This metallic hue is still very much on trend and is ideal for all your DIY decor project, plus you will find this and other Spraymate colours at your local Builders Warehouse.

YOU WILL NEED:

Piece of pine or scrap wood

Spraymate Rose Gold spray paint

Rust-Oleum Ultimate Polyurethane, natural matte, and paintbrush

Clock mechanism

Upholstery pins

PC-printed template for wording, or draw freehand

Permanent marker

TOOLS:

Drill / Driver plus 25mm spade bit

Jigsaw and clean-cut blade

OPTIONAL: Oscillating tool or wood chisel and hammer

Orbital sander plus 120- and 240-grit sanding pads

Tape measure and pencil

 

CONTINUES BELOW

 

 

HERE'S HOW:

1. Draw the shape of your heart onto the block of wood and then use a jigsaw to cut this out.

2. Determine the centre of the shape and mark the location for mounting the clock mechanism.

3. I used a 25mm spade bit to cut out at the back of the heart to create a recess for mounting the mechanism. 

4. After cutting to the depth required, I used my oscillating tool to clean up the edges.

 

 

5. To make the hole for the clock mechanism shaft, use a 12mm spade bit to drill halfway through the back, and then flip over and continue all the way through at the front. This way you will have clean edges around the hole.

6. Check that the clock mechanism shaft goes through, with enough space for mounting the clock hands. MINE DIDN'T! The back recess was not deep enough and I had to drill out more in the back to mount the clock mechanism.

7. Sand all the pieces - and particularly the edges - nice and smooth with 120-grit and then 240-grit. Wipe clean.

8. Put down a drop cloth or newspaper before spraying the edges of the heart shape with Spraymate Rose Gold.

 

 

9. Transfer your wording onto the front of the clock.

10. To prevent the permanent marker from bleeding into the surrounding wood, I used Rust-Oleum Ultimate Polyurethane sealer in natural matte to seal off around the wording. You only need one coat and then you can use the marker pen to apply your wording onto the wood.

11. To display your Valentine's Heart Clock you can add a picture hanger at the back to hang onto a wall, or make a stand as I did using another scrap piece of wood painted with Spraymate Rose Gold spray paint.

To finish the  Valentine's Heart Clock, I sprayed the hands before mounting, and also added some painted upholstery pins around the clock face.

 

 

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