Description: I just moved into a new art studio, and needed a new clock since my Rusch wall clock has been through the ringer and was a little damaged by a previous hack. Also I’m trying to go for a cleaner, more professional design studio look this time, and that beat up old thing was looking awful.
So I was hoping to find something with a little personality, but when I got to Ikea, I didn’t see anything special, so I decided to go for the Skoj because the frosted glass would be easy to paint, and then it would definitely fit in with the rest of the studio.
Also, I like squares.
I wanted to keep some of the transparency of the glass, so I used some very cheap tempera paint.
I started with the red at 12:00 and worked my way around, letting each color dry in between, so I could layer the brush strokes nicely.
Jules Yap started IKEAHackers.net in 2006 as a personal blog to showcase the most impressive IKEA hacks from all over the world. Since then, she has learned a lot more about power tools and DIY. Her site has helped thousands modify IKEA furniture with step-by-step tutorials, craft projects and home styling.