Published on November 11th, 2010 | by Jules Yap


Color Wheel Sunburst Skoj Clock

Materials: Skoj wall clock, tempera paint, acrylic paint, brushes

Description: I just moved into a new art studio, and needed a new clock since my Rusch wall clock has been through the ringer and was a little damaged by a previous hack. Also I’m trying to go for a cleaner, more professional design studio look this time, and that beat up old thing was looking awful.

So I was hoping to find something with a little personality, but when I got to Ikea, I didn’t see anything special, so I decided to go for the Skoj because the frosted glass would be easy to paint, and then it would definitely fit in with the rest of the studio.

Also, I like squares.

I wanted to keep some of the transparency of the glass, so I used some very cheap tempera paint.

I started with the red at 12:00 and worked my way around, letting each color dry in between, so I could layer the brush strokes nicely.

All I had to do was move the hands around so I wouldn’t get paint on them. I wiped them down after taking the photos, but the hands of the clock stayed clean except for my grubby finger prints.

After the color paint dried, I used a little white acrylic paint to redefine the hours.

~ Meredith, Red Hook, Brooklyn

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Jules Yap

"I am Jules, the engine behind IKEAHackers and the one who keeps this site up and running. My mission is to capture all the wonderful, inspiring, clever hacks and ideas for our much loved IKEA items".

8 Responses to Color Wheel Sunburst Skoj Clock

  1. Brat says:

    Stunning job! I’d like to see this in charcoal, greys, silver and translucent white.

  2. eva says:

    i love clock so much…the color is beautiful

  3. Moontree says:

    I’m surprised the tempera actually sticks to the glass. That said, very lovely colors, I’d like one for my studio, too!

  4. AP says:

    Love that! All kinds of possibilities for colors, like someone said. Seems perfect for an art studio! :)

  5. Jenn says:

    That’s very beautiful.

  6. Keira says:

    Very lovely!

  7. Ulrike says:

    Gorgeous. I really like that!

  8. Sing says:

    Nice the options are endless with colors for the clock.

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