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hey there! I'm monica 

I pride myself on making amazing style and design accessible for everyone, regardless of location, budget, or ability! My design philosophy is rooted in authenticity + attainability - If I can do it, you can too! My work has been featured in countless publications, but I take the most pride in homeowners that have been personally inspired by my DIY ideas and have tried something in their own homes!

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We had so much fun working on this kids’ playroom/school room and one of the unique projects that the homeowner loved was the Bicycle Wheel Clock!  It’s quirky, unique, and Awesome!!
In early 2013 we hosted the BEST DIY Competition in blog land…Creating with the Stars, and our wheel clock was a kid-friendly version of one our amazingly talented friend Karrianne made for her winning Round 1 project.  You can check out Karrianne’s blog HERE and find her tutorial HERE.
Our homeowner, Shannon, really wanted this space to be super kid-friendly, so we needed to make our bicycle wheel clock a tad more whimsical.  We decided on a bright yellow yard stick as our clock hands to add a pop of color.
To read the full step-by-step for this project, head over to Thistlewood Farm, but here are a few tips…
You want to use a small hand saw to make your ruler cuts- a large chop saw can really easily crack thin wood.  We got our yard stick at a salvage shop, so we knew it was pretty old!
The clock mechanism gets attached to a paint can lid- most likely you don’t have a clean one laying around, but good news…  you can buy new, empty paint cans from any home improvement store for about $3.
One final thing to remember- you need a clock mechanism that can handle large hands, so look for one that says “heavy torque”  we had to visit two craft stores before we found the right one, but they’re definitely available.
We LOVED how Karrianne used roman numerals on her clock, it was so classy and a fun juxtaposition to the old wheel, but since ours was a kid space, we opted for simple numbers.

The comments +

  1. Heather says:

    You did an awesome job on this clock and the rest of the room! I have the series set to record on DVR from now on…

  2. Ada Gonzalez says:

    it looks AMAZING! I am totally in love with the clock … now I want one! Time to hunt down supplies 🙂

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