Turn a run-of-the-mill clock into a modern marvel for your home or apartment in a few easy steps. Start with an inexpensive plastic clock that has a lip around the edge of the clock face. Remove the face from the frame and disassemble the clock mechanism, keeping the parts so that you can reinstall them later. Pull off and discard the paper clock face. Cover up any holes in the plastic from the back side as shown. Use a dowel and painter’s tape to fill the center hole. Mark the depth of the lip on the dowel as shown. Prop up the clock face so that it is stable and sits level. Then, mix up some quick-setting concrete and spread it in the clock face as smoothly as possible.

When the concrete has set, remove the dowel and tape off the top half of the clock. Spray it the metallic color of your choice. When the paint is dry, remove the masking tape and re-install the clock mechanism. Place the clock back in the frame and it’s ready to hang. You have a unique, modern clock for your living space that is truly distinctive.

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Modern Concrete Clock Make-OverView in gallery

Modern Concrete Clock Make-OverView in gallery

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