Salvaged junk clock with Farmhouse sign

Salvaged junk clock with Farmhouse sign made from reclaimed wood, with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
Have you noticed the reclaimed wood clock craze yet? I’ve been watching over it for awhile now, and knew I wanted to make one. Somehow. Someday.

But.. it didn’t happen. Until a book landed on my lap.

A Touch of Farmhouse Charm, by Liz Fourez, a book review and farmhouse clock project on funkyjunkinteriors.net

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Liz Fourez is a blogging buddy of mine, and if you have never visited her blog, Love Grows Wild, it’s time that you do… if you adore charming, realistic, affordable DIY farmhouse decor that is.

In my eyes, it was a given that this book would… SHOULD happen. You’ll know why after your blog visit.

So when Liz asked if I would review her new book, A Touch of Farmhouse Charm (affiliate link), I couldn’t get it in my hands fast enough! I knew it would be wonderful.

You can find it on Amazon HERE (affiliate link) with a cool preview option!

A Touch of Farmhouse Charm, by Liz Fourez, a book review and farmhouse clock project on funkyjunkinteriors.net
And I was right. 

But I want to say a little more than the book is just good.

This is one of the VERY BEST PROJECT BOOKS I’ve ever laid my hands on.

I LOVE how it’s set up. You have your beautiful photos of the completed project, then the full how to right beside it. It is a fantastic resource book for rustically beautiful simple things you will want to make.

And the projects are SIMPLE. Some don’t even require tools. I could safely say, every one of them would suit my own home, fitting right in.

Now… what to make…

As I was leafing through the book, my eyes spotted the first kick in the right direction.

A Touch of Farmhouse Charm, by Liz Fourez, a book review and farmhouse clock project on funkyjunkinteriors.net
Ah. Yes. There you are, you farmhouse clock you… 

But what completely sold me?

A Touch of Farmhouse Charm, by Liz Fourez, a book review and farmhouse clock project on funkyjunkinteriors.net
… was this photo. See the cage around that little clock on the wall?

THAT. That was the enticement I was after.

If you are fortunate enough to have this stunning book in your own hands one day, I want to suggest one thing.

Look through the pages, but STUDY the non project staging as well. They will have you creating just as much as the projects themselves.

And then it all began to fall into place.

A wire flower basket hanger as part of a salvaged junk clock on funkyjunkinteriors.net
Hello there wire flower basket, you are my chosen wire cage! The scrolls were broken off, then it was time to crank this clock out.

How to make this Salvaged Junk Farmhouse clock and sign

You’ll need: (below contain some affiliate links)

reclaimed wood – I used fence planks
random rusty junk
house numbers
wonky star stencil – I used Christmas Graphics HERE
paint of choice – I used Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black & Casement (website link)
stencil brush
Farmhouse stencil – I used the small, found HERE
cordless drill
jigsaw
palm sander
cordless drill
pencil, string, safety pin
wire cage thing – flower basket?


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How to draw a perfect circle using a screw, pin, string and pencil. | funkyjunkinteriors.net

1. Draw a perfect circle one of two ways:

a) Lay a piece of large packing paper over top of a round shape, and rub a pencil along the edges to create your impression. Cut the template, and fold in half, then quarter, to find the centre.

b) Insert a screw into the middle of lined up planks of wood. Attach a safety pin to the screw. Tie string to the pin and onto a pencil. Lengthen the string to the desired size for your circle, then draw onto the wood.

Note:  I first planned to have this clock become the top of a small side table, however changed my mind mid stream. So some things you see in the pictures won’t be needed for a wall clock.

Trimming a reclaimed wood clock shape with a jigsaw | funkyjunkinteriors.net
2. Cut along each circle drawing, using a jigsaw.

Sanding the board edges of a reclaimed wood clock | funkyjunkinteriors.net
3. Sand the edges of each board before mounting together, if you wish for slightly rounded edges, or to clean between the boards.

How to support the back of a DIY reclaimed wood clock | funkyjunkinteriors.net
4. Drive yourself crazy and do this.

So, if this was going on my table top, mounting the boards together like this would have worked well!How to support the back of a DIY reclaimed wood clock | funkyjunkinteriors.netYou can still do this if you want. But I think you could get by with 4 or 5 heavier weight support boards screwed into the back.

I used cedar strips. Each one was predrilled with pilot holes, then short screws were inserted.

Using a Bosch palm sander to sand the face of a DIY reclaimed wood farmhouse clock | funkyjunkinteriors.net
5. Re-trim any edges with a jigsaw if needed, then follow with sanding all the edges and surface.

Salvaged junk clock and Farmhouse sign made from reclaimed wood, with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
6. Then just play! Start dry fitting all kinds of neat junky hinges or hooks or anything as the clock components. (click to enlarge picture)

Note: I did not make this into a clock with a working mechanism, but you sure could! Purchase a clock kit, then install.

Stenciling stars onto a salvaged junk clock made from reclaimed wood, using Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
Stenciling stars onto a salvaged junk clock made from reclaimed wood, using Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
7. After all the junk components were screwed into place, I added some stars in between the 3, 6, 9, and 12.

I used ‘wonky stars’ (not drawn perfectly) from Christmas Graphics HERE.

Rotating black and white, and tilting the stencil in different directions and backwards gave the stars a more random appearance. 

The 3 was created from Bingo – Star (large) HERE.

Salvaged junk clock and Farmhouse sign made from reclaimed wood, with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
8. For the clock arms, I used a hook hanging straight down, and a vintage styled bottle opener.

All the junk was mounted with screws.

Now… let’s make a cool sign to enhance the farmhouse spirit!

Salvaged junk clock and Farmhouse sign made from reclaimed wood, with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
How to make this Farmhouse Sign

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1. A plank of wood was coated out in black. One coat did the trick!

Paint used – Fusion Mineral Paint’s Coal Black (website link)

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2. Once the paint was dry to the touch, the stencil was centered, taped into place, then white letters were stencilled.

Shown: Small Farmhouse stencil HERE

Paint used – Fusion Mineral Paint’s Casement (website link)

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3. Two tones of twine were wrapped around both sides of the sign, for some rustic detailing.

And all that’s left to say?

Salvaged junk clock and Farmhouse sign made from reclaimed wood, with Funky Junk's Old Sign Stencils | funkyjunkinteriors.net
Welcome to MY farmhouse!

Regardless of what time it is…

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  1. Once again, awesome and timely information. I always look forward to having my morning coffee while,reading your blog. I ordered the book from Amazon. Hey, they should cut you a commission check ! 🤑

    Have the best day ever,
    Christine Barone

    • Haha! Just helping a friend, Christine! I do receive a small commission through the Amazon affiliate link if it’s used, so there is that. Thank you if you used it!

      Thank you for your kind words and continued visits! So appreciated!

    • Haha, thanks! And yeah… I was wishing I had a kit when I was making it, but made it happen anyway. There could be a part 2 in this clock’s future! Thanks for the added push!

  2. I am so getting this book. Just the kind of info I need for a beginner. Thanks for sharing. I love your clock! Where did you get the large metal numbers?

    • Hey Maggie! They are just random house numbers I found at the thrift store. I grab anything I can find when visiting! 🙂

      The book has already turned out to be a best seller! I KNOW you will adore it. I have NEVER run into a book where I have actually loved every single project. Outstanding! Now I never have to write one myself… it’s already been done! haha

      P.S. ENJOY!

      • No, never stop writing, I love reading everything you write about. If you were to write a book, I would purchase for sure! Thanks for info. I will keep an eye out for numbers in my flea market travels!

  3. Great job Donna. I see you use Fusion mineral paint for stencills. I won some chalk paint, will that work just as well??? Enjoy your site so much.🤗🤗

    • Hey Rhonda, thank you!

      I have never used chalk paint before, so I can’t comment from experience, but I know many that do and stencil successfully. You may have to test out to ensure certain colours are opaque enough, and of course, a top coat of wax or ? is generally added.

      I say go for it! I’d love to hear about your experience!

  4. you are sooo creative..to notice that clock in the photo! love this one like I love the heart you made!

    I purchased this gorgeous book awhile back and completely agree with you…I still think you need to do a book 😉

  5. Donna, I love this clock of yours! The different hardware, shapes and stencils make it unique and beautiful. I also like how you wrapped twine around the ends of the sign, very cool!