Published on September 19th, 2011 | by Jules Yap


The table clock

Materials: Ikea Bravur wall clock, small old round table, black lacquer, adhesive, saw, brush

Description: I became fascinated with the “DIY” madness. For a long time I wasn’t interested in the Do It Yourself attitude, I never thought something could be done using old furniture or knick-knacks. I was only interested in the things of design. But now I got the taste.

Honestly, everything happened by chance. Bought an Ikea “station clock” called Bravur – surely you know, it’s a long time Ikea offering. I brought in the office, opened and laid on the ground. Then looked at the old small inherited table near of me and I got the idea to do the table of clock. Who said that clocks can only put on the wall.

The table was rather shabby that I did not mind doing a transformation. As the table top was a little bigger than needed had to cut off 2 cm with the saw. Before the painting, I need to clean and remove the dust with a rag. Of course, the table has to be painted black to match the clock. I chose a glossy black lacquer. After the lacquer has dried the clock was put up with a strong adhesive on the table top. As the batteries in the clock can be changed in the back so did not want it definitely fixed. The watch can be removed at any time and re-glued if necessary, because the clock is not only decorative but also shows the time this way.

~ Zai Viki, Budapest, Hungary

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25 Responses to The table clock

  1. Anonymous says:

    Velcro attached to the table and clock in some way might be a good idea, so you can take the clock off easily to change the battery and keep the clock secure.

  2. Anonymous says:

    Kedves A,
    köszönöm! Az email címem: zaiviki kukac dizain pont hu
    Várom a jelentkezésedet!

  3. Anonymous says:

    Szia Viki,
    Nagyon jól sikerült ez a “Table Clock”. Szeretnék erről beszléni veled esetleg létrehozni egy üzletet.
    Telefonszámod vagy email címed megírod?
    Köszi, A

  4. Anonymous says:

    me gusta !! te lo copio

  5. Kornel says:

    Na, ez tok jo. Egesegedre!

  6. foggue says:

    very nice hack; it looks like an expensive design piece; but what about tic-tac? does it not bother you?

  7. Neomig says:

    One of the coolest ,easiest, funkiest idea I’ve seen on this blog! Who cares how late it is!

  8. zaiviki says:

    Köszönöm, Andi! :)

  9. zaiviki says:

    Thanks for the comments! :)
    Yes, unfortunately there is a problem with my blog. :( I hope it will be available in a few days. I will let you know.

  10. Anonymous says:

    you could try cutting a hole in the middle of the table to access the battery, that way you won’t need to keep prying the clock off the table every time to do so.

  11. That is very cool indeed. I might give something like this a try.

  12. Katey Lady says:

    Very cool! I hope the front of the clock is real glass not plastic.

  13. jociandi says:

    Gratula, Viki, nagyon klassz lett! :)

  14. Sing says:

    This is friggin cool!

  15. Bill says:

    My protection software also warned me about this site. I am not sure what about the site is causing the issue, but I would think twice about clicking on the link.

  16. Pacific NW Blogfan says:

    Very cool. Well done, congrats.

  17. Anonymous says:

    That is really clever! It looks like an expensive design piece.

  18. La Chinita says:

    My computer said the link is an attacking site and doesn’t let me see it… does that happen to you too?
    But other than that, really great idea! I love that coffee table… Maybe I’ll do one in white.

  19. HELLE says:

    I think I’ll ‘steal’ your idea and make a cool bedside table for my son.
    Thanks for sharing

  20. Anonymous says:

    This is great! Wonderful idea and good job!

  21. Steph says:

    How do you change the battery on the clock?

  22. Anonymous says:

    This along with those high-heels makes the room like like a classy hooker’s office :-) Great job.

  23. Anonymous says:

    cool idea

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