It’s time for DIY — make your own clock from a cupboard door

If you are sick of looking around everywhere for your phone just to find out what time it is, you may need a clock. And this tutorial is just for you. Transform an old cupboard door into a clock with some paint and a clock movement.
You may be able to find a clock movement at your local craft or hobby store, or you can find it online. We decoupaged freely on our clock, but you may choose to go with a more minimalist look. Experiment and match your clock to your home. You can stand it up on a table or use tools to hang it on the wall. However you choose to display your new clock, you will love knowing the time and having a quick place to throw your keys at the end of the day.
- Cupboard door
- Screwdriver
- Wood numbers
- Clock movement and hands
- Pencil
- Ruler
- Power drill
- Sanding sponge
- FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint, White Adirondack
- Large paintbrush
- FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint, Vintage Victorian
- Small paintbrush
- Wood glue
- Popsicle stick
- Mod Podge, Matte
- Decorations
- Wall hooks
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1. Remove any metal hardware on your cupboard door. You may want to use a power screwdriver to speed up this process.
2. Next, gather together your materials to layout where you plan to place them. Experiment with placement. Once you know where you plan to place your numbers, you can decide on a place for your clock movement. Use a ruler and pencil to find the middle point of your numbers. Mark the point with a pencil.
3. Find a drill bit that matches the size of your clock movement. On the point you marked before, drill a hole through the cupboard door. Use a sanding sponge on the hole to keep the area smooth.
4. With FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint, cover the cupboard door completely. You can choose whichever color matches your home. We used “White Adirondack” for our project.
5. Place your numbers on a piece of scratch paper. Using FolkArt Home Decor Chalk Paint, cover your numbers in your accent color. We used “Vintage Victorian” but you may choose another color to match your home.
6. Once your numbers are dry, place them again on your cupboard door. Use a touch of wood glue on the back of your numbers to fix them to the cupboard door. Try using a popsicle stick or a paintbrush to evenly spread the glue and avoid a big mess. Glue all the numbers, and allow them to dry and set.
7. Insert the post of your clock movement through the hole from behind. Screw on the hands and other fixtures of the clock movement you are using.
8. For additional decoration, use Mod Podge to decoupage pictures or other designs to your clock. We added pictures of flowers, butterflies and plants for a vintage, whimsical feel.
9. For a final touch, add a couple of wall hooks to your cupboard door clock. Simply screw the hook on; most come with a couple of screws you can use. Hang this by your door for a keyholder or maybe in the kitchen for your aprons.