Happy Labour Day!
I hope everyone had a great long weekend. I took advantage of the beautiful weather yesterday and worked on a few projects on the back deck, including this upcycled aluminum lazy susan tray that I turned into a clock.
It’s a little beat up, but that’s what I love about it. It’s been used and has its own history. I fell in love with the decorative embossing and knew I could do something with it. After a few weeks of working on other projects and thinking about this one, I finally decided to turn it into a clock.
I unscrewed the bottom lazy susan part, being careful not to let the ball bearings fall out.
I taped it up with gorilla tape to keep it together. I’m sure I’ll be using this lazy susan for another project sometime in the future .
I coloured in the rose and leaf embossed detailing with pink and green highlighter markers. They’ll wipe off easily if I want to change it in the future. I bought a $1 thrift store clock so I could use the clockworks for this project. This is much cheaper than buying new clockworks.
Before I could install the clockworks I had to make the hole in the centre of the tray a little bigger. I did this with my drill, making sure to make the hole just big enough for the clock works to fit through.
The clock hands were black so I spray painted them a Krylon watermelon pink. I am a girl who loves pink, but it just didn’t look right. I think having the hands pink took something away from the pink roses. So I repainted them Tremclad green and I liked it much better. When they were dry I installed them on my clock.