Have a boring, store-bought wall clock that you purchased because you need to tell time, but it never fit in with your personal aesthetic? This quick and simple project solves that problem.
*12 (yes, 12) CDs: Choose any you like. In my case, I wanted a spectrum of colors, so that limited the choices from my personal collection. And don’t worry about the music on these CDs either. I imported them all into iTunes.
*1 LP record: Luckily, I found a second copy of ELO’s OLE ELO.
*1 Clock mechanism: Cannibalized from the dreadful thing on my wall (just make sure yours looks like it will fit through the hole in the LP.
*Wooden dowels (square): Approximately 12 feet.
*Spray paint (color of your choice)
*Hot glue gun
*Painting sheet (plastic or fabric)
*Leatherman Tool (or something like it)
Step 1: Step 1: Paint exposed parts (dowels and clock arms)
1a. Uninstalling the mechanism from the old clock only required prying off the arms from the front of the clock. Not sure if that’s how it always works, but I used the flathead screwdriver on the Leatherman.
1b. You might notice that I didn’t evenly cut the dowels. I expect you to do a better job measuring things out in advance (like at the store, so you don’t get home and find you’re running short on dowels). In the end, it didn't matter, however. You'll see.