Chalkboard Clock

Chris Wallace for Walnut Hollow

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Who doesn’t love the look of a Chalkboard project – especially when it soooooo easy to accomplish? Anyone could make this Clock. I promise!


I used DecoArt Black Chalkboard Paint  with a large flat brush to basecoat the Paneled Wood Clock  with 2 coats. Read the directions on the bottle – 1 coat should be brushed on horizontally, the next vertically, then let dry for 24 hours.

After 24 hours, use a piece of regular chalk to rub all over the surface of the clock. Wipe off excess with a paper towel.


Now comes the fun part. Use a Marvy Bistro Chalk Marker  to make the hand drawn numbers and hour words. You can create any type of font you like – after I did this, I thought that it looked pretty much like I used to teach grammar school many years ago!




I added sort of a rick-rack design for the border with the Chalk Marker to finish the project.


A pendulum clock movement  was chosen to make the Clock more unique. Follow the directions on the back of the packaging to attach the movement to the Clock. Add one AA battery – set the time and you’re ready to hang your new Clock up on the wall.

Except for the 24 dry time, you can do this in a couple of hours – easy! What are you waiting for? It’s TIME for a new Clock.