In our seplace for the best gifts for your rooms, we couldn’t help noticing that the cuckoo clock trend is still going strong. Before your lay down some money to buy one, consider making one yourself. It’s easy and much more satisfying. Here’s a post from the archives worth looking at again
After spotting a few chic cuckoo clocks in design magazines, like this one by Pascal Tarabay, I decided to whip up a similarly inspired birdy with a little intuition. First, I hunted down a simple wooden one on Ebay (for about $18) and set about making it into an objet d’art. Here’s how: I covered the dial with masking tape and sprayed the entire clock with silver spray paint, which I purchased at my local hardware store. Once dry, I removed the tape and painted the face with acrylic enamel in a complementary color (I used Liquitex brand paint in Bright Blue). After the face had dried completely, I finished by painting the raised numerals and hands white to make them pop. — Erica P.