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Now, back to our regularly scheduled program… I just finished decorating the wall in my parents’ family room. I painted the room a few months ago and the walls have been bare ever since. So it was finally time to put a little purdy up.

It took me a while to figure out what to do with the wall. My biggest parameter was to keep it budget friendly and I did just that by shopping the house. My parents had a whole bunch of frames and unhung framed pictures in the garage and the clocks were pulled from other rooms. The entire makeover cost me about $11. Not bad, eh?

Let me start by telling you a little story about the clocks. My dad used to collect clocks…lots of clocks. We had coo-coo clocks, grand father clocks, and all kinds of pendulum clocks. I can’t even tell you how many pendulum clocks we had in the house when I was growing up. And here’s the thing about pendulum clocks: they chime. They chime every freakin’ hour and half hour. Now keep in mind that it’s nearly impossible to set multiple clocks to the exact second so that they all chime at the same time. What that means is that when you have a bunch of pendulum clocks in every room, the chimes in the house can go on for several minutes every single half hour. It drove my mom so crazy that one day she went around and stopped all the clocks. Dad=Sadness. But I guess sometimes couples need to compromise. My dad got to keep his clocks and my mom got to keep her mind.

Anyway, here’s what the blank canvas looked like…

 

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I started with these frames…

 

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I spray painted the frames with Krylon nickel brushed metal in satin.

 

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Next, I measured the wall, used some painters tape to mark the size of the wall on the floor, then laid out my frames. I had to play around with them to get a look I liked. Good thing I had my little girl there to help.

 

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Once I had a layout that I liked, I transferred it to the wall.

 

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I have to admit that I haven’t restarted the clocks because the ticking and chiming drives me a little batty too.

A few more views…

 

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This one is my favorite…

 

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This clock actually had a wood frame, but I ended up spray painting it to match the picture frames.

 

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My little one was helping me here too…

 

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I don’t know if I could have gotten all those frames straight without her help!

There you have it. Mom and Pop’s new clock and frame gallery wall. Hope it’s inspired you to create something fabulous in your home!

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Jenise

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28 Comments on DIY CLOCK AND FRAME GALLERY

  1. Jodee Weiland
    August 4, 2014 at 9:30 pm (3 years ago)

    Very creative idea…this adds interest to the wall! Thanks for sharing your idea!

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    • Jenise
      August 4, 2014 at 9:42 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Jodee. Definitely better than the blank wall. :-)

      Reply
  2. I love this, how clever to use the frames around the clocks. So pretty. Thanks so much for linking to Inspire Me.

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    • Jenise
      August 4, 2014 at 9:45 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Marty! And thank you for hosting each week!

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    • Jenise
      August 5, 2014 at 5:50 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Heather and thanks for stopping by!

      Reply
  3. Nancherrow
    August 7, 2014 at 7:11 pm (3 years ago)

    That really is a fun idea! Thanks for sharing at Fridays Unfolded!

    Alison
    Nancherrow

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    • Jenise
      August 7, 2014 at 7:13 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much! And thank you for hosting. I always love stopping by nancherrow.com!

      Reply
  4. Suzan
    August 8, 2014 at 12:28 am (3 years ago)

    Just beautiful – what a fabulous idea !!!
    Coming by from The Shabby Nest
    Have a great weekend :)

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    • Jenise
      August 8, 2014 at 1:48 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Suzan. You are always so kind. :-)

      Reply
  5. Megan
    August 8, 2014 at 7:57 pm (3 years ago)

    This is such a cool idea! I love the style of old clocks and I like how you added in the frame element so you didn’t have to have quite so many of them. It breaks it up and gives it a cool detail.

    Visiting from the Say G’Day party :)

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    • Jenise
      August 8, 2014 at 8:10 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Megan! I’m so glad you like it!

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  6. Susan
    August 9, 2014 at 12:08 pm (3 years ago)

    Charming idea! Perfect for us because we seem to have lots of wall clocks. You would like them because none of them are currently working;-)

    Big Texas Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

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    • Jenise
      August 9, 2014 at 3:08 pm (3 years ago)

      Susan, I’m sure I would love them!!!

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  7. Michal
    August 9, 2014 at 9:23 pm (3 years ago)

    Really nice and that puppy inside the frame so adorable.

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    • Jenise
      August 10, 2014 at 3:14 am (3 years ago)

      Awe, thanks Michal! That’s my sweet little girl. :-)

      Reply
  8. Gigi Harlan
    August 10, 2014 at 12:26 pm (3 years ago)

    Your gallery wall came out beautifully! I love the addition of the clocks.

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    • Jenise
      August 10, 2014 at 6:09 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Gigi. I’m so glad you like it! The best part is that it cost me near nothing.

      Reply
  9. Stacy Risenmay
    August 12, 2014 at 1:00 pm (3 years ago)

    I love this idea! My mom collects clocks and this made me think of her.

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    • Jenise
      August 12, 2014 at 1:26 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Stacey! Maybe an inspiration for some new display ideas for your mom? BTW, still blown away by your book deal!!! Another congrats. You so deserve it!

      Reply
  10. Richella Parham
    August 14, 2014 at 10:01 am (3 years ago)

    This is one of the most creative and lovely gallery walls I’ve seen! Love the way you painted all the frames the same color. And your dad’s clocks are beautiful!

    Thanks so much for joining Grace at Home. I’m featuring you this week!

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    • Jenise
      August 18, 2014 at 10:34 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Richella for featuring! I always love stopping by Imparting Grace, so I’m really thrilled. Gracias!

      Reply
  11. Janelle
    August 15, 2014 at 7:08 am (3 years ago)

    Neat! I love clocks. What a great idea for wall decor!

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    • Jenise
      August 18, 2014 at 10:25 pm (3 years ago)

      Thank you so much Janelle. I’ve gotten so many compliments from visitors. It turned into a real eye-catcher.

      Reply
  12. Simple Nature Decor
    August 18, 2014 at 10:48 pm (3 years ago)

    Love the frames especially the one with the dog in it
    Thanks for sharing this at Fabulous Friday
    Maria

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    • Jenise
      August 19, 2014 at 11:27 pm (3 years ago)

      And thank you for hosting each week Maria!

      Reply
  13. Justine Y
    September 15, 2014 at 12:13 am (2 years ago)

    I love gallery walls, have them in nearly every room in my house, but this is so unique!

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    • Jenise
      September 15, 2014 at 8:51 pm (2 years ago)

      Thank you Justine. I’m pretty happy with how it turned out. Now I’m getting all kinds of gallery wall ideas for all over the house. lol. :-)

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