Recently I bought this Missouri cutting board from Amazon. I guess I didn’t really pay attention to the listing that well because it turned out to be a little bit smaller than I thought. It would make a decent cheese plate cutting board, but shortly after receiving this in the mail, I got my heart set on turning it into some kind of wall decor.
I just thought the state shape was too cute not to show off! I decided on turning it into a clock to go above our coffee cart area (which you can see in my home tour here).
This is about the easiest project ever! This would make a fun gift. Or if you are jet-setter type, I could see getting a New York, Missouri (or other middle state, I’m just partial to Missouri myself!), and California and setting them to the three different time zones. Not that it’s super hard to figure out, just would make a fun display. 🙂
–state cutting board
-paint and brushes
-clock hardware (can be purchased at most craft stores)
-power drill and drill bit (I needed a 5/16 bit for my particular clock kit hardware.)
First, paint any part of the clock you want. I chose to paint just the edges. Neon colors tend to show up better with a layer of white paint (primer) underneath. So I did that first and then added my pink.
Then you drill your hole in the center of the state (measure and just do your best, as each state shape is different). Also, if you are unsure what size drill bit you need for your clock hardware, I recommend starting smaller and working your way up through the sizes, checking each until it fits. Once you drill the hole too big, you can’t really go back. But if it’s too small, you can always drill it a little bigger. Just FYI.
Once you add your hardware, you’re ready to display! Easy, right? My cutting board already came with a pre-cut hole in the center top so I had the option to hang my clock from that hole or from the clock hardware which comes with it’s own built-in hanger. I like the little pop of color this adds to our space! Thanks for letting me share. xo. Emma
Credits // Author and Photography: Emma Chapman. Photos edited with A Beautiful Mess actions.
Just saw this on AT & had to come check out your site. I have that board. They were selling them at the grocery store here a while back. (I’m in St. Louis, BTW.) Never thought of making it into a clock. Brilliant idea. I’m going to have to try it.
What size clock hardware did you use?
Love your work. It’s an inspiration and always nice to see you don’t have to be a professional carpenter to make something that’s both beautiful and practical out of timber.
Love this project! I am obsessed with DIY stuff and I may just need to make an Oregon clock now. Thanks for posting! And be on the lookout for some cool DIY projects on www.thisrainylife.com !
What a gorgeous little DIY! I love the coloured trim.
Erin | http://www.beingerin.com/
What a fun idea! Handmade clocks are such great projects!
Such a cute and creative way to use something that didn’t turn out the way you thought it would.
Such a cute idea. I would have never thought of using a chopping board as a clock. Love the pop of pink around the edges x
Jess | It’s That Time For
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This is such a cute project! I like how on this blog you create such unique projects.
Love it! I would make it using the Georgia state shape.
This looks so great! How do you girls even come up with these awesome DIYs. I love it!
This is so cute and seems like a pretty easy one to do. Thanks for sharing!
This is so creative, I’d love to try it out sometime!
Akino | akinokiki.blogspot.ca
I love this idea.
Wish I was more handy!
This is rad! What a fun inexpensive gift idea or just something cool/easy to craft for your own home. Thank you for sharing this, super excited to give it a go.
That kind of sucks that it wasn’t the size you thought it was going to be but it seems to have worked out for the better. The clock idea is way cooler!
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This clock is awesome! I want to make on for our house!
Love this! Such a clever way to repurpose something, and so simple! Might have to add this to my to do list.