Add a colorful twist to a simple Ikea wall clock with this fun Ikea Rusch wall clock makeover. Great 10 minute project idea for a kids room or nursery.
I have been working on re-doing the kids room.
I wanted a clock for the room that went with the fun and colorful decor I was planning.
Enter the Ikea Rusch Wall Clock! It was the simplest non-assuming wall clock ever and the $1.99 price cannot be beaten!
The best part is that it only took me 10 minutes to make.
You can’t go wrong with that!
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Materials needed for Ikea Rusch wall clock hack –
- Ikea Rusch wall clock. Also available on Amazon.
- Scrapbook paper – Any pattern you like. Here are a few options for the polka dots like I used.
- Clock numbers
- Spray paint – Any color you like. I used Watermelon by krylon.
- Painters tape
How to makeover an Ikea Rusch Wall clock –
Step 1: Start by taking the clock apart.
It was pretty simple to remove the top plastic cover using the notches on the side.
Then, I took the needles out one by one followed by the paper clock face.
Step 2: Cover the clock movement with painters tape to protect it and give it a few coats of spray paint. I used watermelon by krylon.
Step 3: For the clock face, use the old clock face insert as a template and cut out the scrapbook paper to size.
Glue clock numbers to create the clock face.
My clock numbers were gold, so I used black craft paint to simply paint them black. I like that they are a matte black.
You could also use a black sharpie or stickers for the numbers. I like the 3 dimensionality the clock face numbers add.
That’s it! I just assembled everything back in steps like I had removed them.
I was a little nervous of mixing up the sequence of the needles. But that is impossible because they only go in a certain way! Ikea makes it totally fool proof 🙂
I ultimately replaced the plastic cover too!
It hangs in the kids’ room and looks amazing!
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More Ikea hacks for kids –
I love easy and fun decor ideas for the kids room!
Check out this kids room wall decor I made using deco foil –
Or this fun playroom update –
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