Welcome to Knocktoberfest欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片! Today, a group of 28 bloggers begin a week-long blog hop to show you their budget knock-offs of designer decor pieces. I couldn’t possibly be more excited!
Each day, I’m going to announce the new round of bloggers and projects so that you won’t miss a single one.
So, I’ll begin the whole shebang with a project of my own.
That clock. I fell in love with the $99 CB2 version – the – as soon as I saw it in the catalog. You know I’d never pay $99 for something I could make myself for $20, right?
This was such an easy project, guys! I promise that you can do it, even if you’ve never attempted a wood project before. Here’s how I put it together:
欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片1. I bought a 6 foot length of 1×3 poplar wood at Home Depot. You could really use any type of wood, but I liked that poplar was a clear wood without a lot of knots. You could even use scrap wood!
欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片I cut that piece into 3 equal lengths (which you could also have done at Home Depot if you don’t want to cut it yourself). Then, I used four to secure the pieces together. You just hammer them in – no drilling required! There are many ways to join these pieces together, but this is just the one I chose.
欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片2. In order to help secure the bond between the wood pieces, I squeezed some wood glue into the cracks and clamped the pieces together. After I wiped off the excess glue, I let it dry for about an hour.
欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片3. Do you notice how the top of the pieces aren’t exactly even on the above picture? No worries! I used a belt sander to sand down the top to make the pieces even and level. Then, I used a palm sander to sand down the rest of the wood. I always start with a rough sandpaper grit – like an 80-grit – and work my way up through 150-grit to 220-grit. I have found that this gives the wood a really smooth surface to accept paint or stain.
4. Now’s the fun part! I brushed on some that I had in my garage, let it sit for 15 minutes and wiped it off with a wiping cloth. Then, I used some leftover stain that I had on hand from my herringbone wood wall (American Walnut by Rustoleum) – brushed it on, let it sit for 10 minutes, and then wiped it off. I did two coats of the stain to give it this nice color.
I let the stain dry overnight.
5. When the stain was dry, I added some D-rings to the back so that I’ll be able to hang the clock. I did one center top and two across the long edge. You can hang it both vertical and horizontal, hence the CB2 name Allways Hanging Clock.
欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片Oh, and I didn’t bother to stain the back of the wood. Obviously.
6. Then it was time to make the clock. I bought a at Hobby Lobby for 40% off. I needed a high torque kit because I wanted really long clock hands. In all honesty, I originally thought that I would make my own hands, but after realizing that they would need to be balanced, I decided to just go the store bought route. There are tons of places to order clock parts online, too, but I didn’t want to wait for shipping. I may replace these at some point.
欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片The hands I bought were black, so I spray painted them white. I also found a pickle jar lid that the clock movement itself would fit inside. I drilled a hole in the top of it (per the instructions that came with the clock kit) and I spray painted that a brushed silver.
欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片7. Next, I grabbed a set of 3M Command Picture Hanging Strips. I ended up using 2 sets of strips.
欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片For the first set, I used it to attach the clock movement to the wood.
The other one I used as a little padding for underneath the battery so that the movement would sit straight. Not exactly a conventional usage of Command strips, but it does it’s job. I trimmed the ends off of the strips so that they wouldn’t hang out of the pickle jar lid.
欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片8. Then, all I had to do was assemble the clock per the included instructions and hang it on the wall. Ta da!
欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片I am so happy with my new clock! So happy that I took a zillion pictures of it.
欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片Hooray for a fun knock off! Now, head on over to see my friend – she’s the next stop at Knocktoberfest 2013. You’ll also need to visit , , and today. Lots of good stuff going on!
To keep up with Knocktoberfest, head back here tomorrow or bookmark the Knocktoberfest欧美图亚洲色另类偷偷自拍_欧美成年性色生活片_欧美A一片 page. I’m going to be rounding up everyone’s projects there.
Happy Day 1 of Knocktoberfest! See you tomorrow!