DIY Clock and Frame Gallery

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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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  1. 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 :)

  2. 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

    • 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!

  3. 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!

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

    • 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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