6 Mar 2017

DIY MARBLE + COPPER CLOCK

After years, my passion (ok, actually obsession) for marble is still riding high, just as for copper. Useless to say that we're planning to have these 2 materials in the new house, but I'll talk about it later this year. I like everything marble/copper made and I think that they are simply perfect together! This is why I made this clock with less than...10€. Looking so expensive and easy (ridiculously easy) to make. Need to say more? // Dopo anni, la mia passione (okay, ossessione) per il marmo è ancora sulla cresta dell'onda, tanto quanto quella per il rame. Inutile dire che stiamo progettando di usare entrambi i materiali nella nuova casa, ma ve ne parlerò più avanti quest'anno. Mi piace qualsiasi cosa sia fatta di marmo/rame e penso che insieme siano praticamente perfetti! Ecco perché ho realizzato questo orologio con meno di...10€. Dall'aspetto costoso e facile (imbarazzantemente facile) da fare, cosa volete di più?

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Looking for that stylish marble/copper touch you've been dreaming for your livingroom?
I think you (and your wallet) will like this DIY as much as I do!
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Siete alla ricerca di quel tocco marmo/rame super stiloso che sognate per la vostra sala?
Credo che voi (ed il vostro portafogli) amerete questo fai da te quanto lo amo io!

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You need // Vi occore:

- Clock kit (I bought mine for less than 3 euros!). // Kit per orologio (il mio l'ho pagato
meno di 3 euro!).
- A piece of plywood (I opted for rounded one, choose the shape you prefer). // Un
pezzo di compensato (io l'ho preso tondo, ma scegliete la forma che preferite).
- Screwdriver to make the hole. // Avvitatore per fare il buco.
- Marble adhesive paper. // Carta adesiva marmorizzata.
- Copper-colored paint. // Vernice color rame.


How to // Come procedere:

1)
Sign the centre of  your plywood piece and make a hole big enough to fit the clock
mechanism (read the kit instructions!). I did it before taking the photos
and I used screwdriver instead of drill cause thickness of plywood was less than 1 cm
and I was afraid that a drill could break it. // Segnate il centro del compensato e fate
un buco grande abbastanza per far passare il meccanismo (leggete le istruzionin del vostro kit!).
Io lo avevo già fatto prima di fare le foto e ho usato un avvitatore invece del
trapano perché temevo che, dato lo spessore del legno inferiore al cm, il trapano
potesse romperlo.

2)
Paint one side with copper color and let it dry. // Verniciate un lato con il color
rame e lasciate asciugare.


3)
Using the plywood as a sample, draw the semicircle on the back of marble paper, cut it
and paste it to the clock, leaving the hole open. I opted for half and half, but you are free
to mix them by your taste! // Usando il compensato come modello, disegnate sul retro
della carta marmorizzata il semicerchio, tagliatelo ed attaccatelo all'orologio lasciando libero
il buco. Ho scelto di fare metà e metà ma siete libere di mixarli come preferite!


4)
Use a cutter if you need to re-open the hole, then add the clock kit (lancets and mechanism)
following the instructions and you're done! // Se occorre riaprite il buco con un taglierino,
poi aggiungete il kit da orologio (lancette e meccanismo) seguendo le istruzioni e avete fatto!

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Isn't it simply so beautiful? Enjoy your new super chic clock!
P.S. for more marble posts click here :)
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Non è bellissimo? Godetevi il vostro nuovo orologio super chic!
P.S. per altri post a tema marmo, cliccate qui :)

xx

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58 comments:

  1. This clock looks great thank you for the tips!

    Laur x Huggled

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  2. I looove this clock!!!!
    Amazing!
    Emma
    www.emmalovesfashion.com

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  3. Wow, this looks so cool!! You did an amazing job!

    xo
    www.carinavardie.com

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  4. Questo DIY è molto bello. Un bacione
    Maggie Dallospedale
    Indiansavage.com

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    1. Contenta ti sia piaciuto, grazie!

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  5. Super post. : D <3
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    Fashion Lover

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  6. wow great post ... love your ideas
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  7. This looks amazing, can't believe you DIY'd that!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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  8. Love this clock!I will try to make it!Thanks:-)

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  9. How cool did this turn out?! Great DIY, babe!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  11. This is the perfect DIY! I had no idea it was going to be such a simple thing to make from how beautiful it looks in the pictures :D
    Great job!

    Starlight & Stitches

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    1. Yes, extremely easy! And so satisfying :D

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  12. Love the two-tone! I swear I just saw it at my local HomeGoods earlier this week... right on trend!

    Thank you for visiting babe- Hope to see you back for my latest!

    Xx- Julie | Haute Khuuture Blog

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    1. Thank you Julie, you're so kind!

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  13. Wow. That clock is beautiful, and it honestly looks like you got it for $50 from Anthropologie. I just love DIY so much, thank you so much for sharing! truly enjoyed this!

    https://cynicalduchess.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much! Yes, DIY is totally better than spending too much money :D

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  14. Fantastic idea.
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  15. Wow, what an awesome idea, it looks so cool!
    Have a lovely day :)
    Rosanna x
    Rose's Rooftop

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  16. Wow this looks so good! Thanks for the DIY!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  17. This clock is SO cute! I really may have to try this DIY for my next apartment. Love the marble detail!

    Best,
    Christina
    Looks by Lau

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    1. You definitely should! Can't wait to see the result! xx

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  18. Such a smart idea! I really love marble as well but I never thought to do this kind of diy. I would like to try this soon to increase my marble collection, thank you for this useful tutorial! <3

    xoxo,

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    1. Thank you! Haha marble is never enough, isn't it? :D

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  19. I don't think I even have a clock somewhere, let alone such a pretty one.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

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    1. Can you believe it is my firt home clock? :D Happy Friday :)

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  20. This is such a clever idea! The clock looks beautiful. x

    Kate Louise Blogs

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  21. Awesome tutorial. I didn’t realise how easy something like this would be to make! It looks great!

    TFM BLOG

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    1. Yes! Totally easy but super satisfying :D

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  22. This is such a cute DIY!!! <3 need to try it.

    X Merel
    www.andathousandwords.com

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  23. Che bello! Davvero un'idea fantastica!
    Baci
    Agnese & Elisa
    http://desiresinstyle.com/

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  25. Wow, it's so pretty! Well done!

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  26. What a great post, I loved it! Thanks for sharing with us
    bisous
    https://gallech.blogspot.com

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  27. The clock looks great! I love the marble - copper contrast.

    ANOUK

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  28. that clock is so beautiful, i thought it would be so expensive and difficult to do but it's so so simple!
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    x

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  29. I love the mix of textures. This looks great!

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