Farmhouse Clock (Made From IKEA VITTSJÖ)

Follow this tutorial to make a farmhouse clock using IKEA VITTSJÖ

shelf turned clock!

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The best thing about IKEA are the prices...can I get an amen? Not only are the pieces affordable, but they can be remade with a little ingenuity and creativity to suit any decor style!

That is the story with this coffee table (the IKEA VITTSJÖ) that I turned into a farmhouse clock. The coffee table is still completely functional because there is a glass piece as well.

Here's a picture of the coffee table without the dark shelf piece (that I snagged to make the farmhouse clock). I actually like how airy and open it looks now, so it was a win-win on all fronts 🌝

The IKEA VITTSJÖ coffee table without it's bottom shelf

When we recently had our dungeon-ous paneled living room painted and lightened up, we took the opportunity to add some furniture and move pieces around.

We were left with the IKEA VITTSJÖ coffee table. This little $40 table had already undergone somewhat of a hack when we purchased it and I spray painted the legs with Rustoleum's Champagne Mist, a soft gold tone, to cover up the black.

However, I always knew that the bottom shelf piece would make a great farmhouse clock, and now seemed the perfect time to make it...I needed some lightweight artwork to hang above our new sofa!

Of course you don't need to start with the IKEA VITTSJÖ! Any large round piece of wood will do!

This was an easy project and completed in a day!



Steps to make farmhouse clock

Here's how I made this farmhouse clock using the round shelf from the IKEA VITTSJÖ coffee table.


The first step was paint. I used Everlasting, a creamy white from DecoArt's Americana Decor Chalky Finish line. It's the perfect white for farmhouse projects; it adds a pop of brightness without being too sterile! Three thick coats did it.

I wanted to mimic the look of pallet wood, without actually having to cut into the particleboard! The answer was the Dremel. It's a rotary carving tool that we like to use for removing paint or rust from metal. I know there are many other uses. After measuring and marking every 5 inches, I used a pointed tip from the Dremel and ran it along a straight edge to create lines that give the piece the look of pallet wood!

Next I sanded the painted piece really well, going for a very distressed look.

The last step was painting the Roman Numeral stencils I create with my Silhouette machine. I was able to be very precise about the length and width of my numbers because I created them right in the software and then cut them out. Black acrylic paint and a pouncing motion with a stencil brush took just a few minutes. Then I threw my vinyl stencil away and revealed the numbers!

Tip: to make this a functioning clock is easy; simply cut a hole in the center and insert large clock hands. We chose to keep it purely decorative.

farmhouse clock DIY

The clock, along with two antique bakers racks I recently found at a flea market, were the perfect additions to this painted paneled wall.

DIY farmhouse clock for wall decor

Isn't this an awesome IKEA hack? 

I love the distressed farmhouse look, and I love that it cost me nothing!

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