06 July 2010

How To: Pimp an Ikea Clock!

After the fuss over the George Nelson Block Clock, I found myself again longing for a more stylish time piece in our bedroom. We have the basic, functional (not too shabby) Ikea PUGG clock.

Considering our bedroom, we needed to punch this thing up with some color! Step one, take it apart! The clock can be easily disassembled by carefully removing the 3 braces along the back rim. Gently, but forcefully pull the black pin out of the front of the face, followed by the first hand. The hand will likely bend, but it can be easily flattened out again. I chose to leave the hour hand still on the clock & wrap the rest of the face in plastic bags. You can stick a little dot of tiki tak over the center pin. Pick your fav color paint & spray away! Make sure all pieces are fully dry before proceeding.

You may need to touch up the minute hand paint once it's back on the clock (I had some difficulty fitting it back on & nicked it). A simple re-wrap of plastic & quick spray will fix it back up. Once you're happy with it, simply finish reassembling... and you're done!

There are infinite possibilities too- you could adjust & personalize the face as well & don't limit yourself to paint. It's the perfect way to personalize a simple, affordable clock into something much more fun & personable!



clever! I love that bright green!


Oh, wow! That looks awesome, Tess!


Oh, that IS a good idea! With a white face like that, you could doodle all over it! I'll definitely have to give this some thought... :)


Wow, the clock looks SO much cooler in that green color. Very creative. :)

Busy Bee Handmade

Your clock now looks like it belongs in a home & not in an office.

Well done!


It looks much better in green!


What color did you use? I need to paint a couple of lamps! SarahV

Lo Christine

Such a great simple idea!


Love it!


Looks very smart! You should submit it to the Ikea Hacker blog.

yours truly dear

love it. i agree w/stephanie, show it on ikea hacker! and now i want to go get a clock...

Tess Carter

thanks guys- and stef I might do just that!



azie designs

Very cool! Love the color!

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