Roman Numeral Clock Tutorial

Roman Numeral Clock Tutorial

This Roman numeral clock will make your walls pop!

I just LOVE Roman Numeral clocks, so I wanted to come up with this How-To for anyone to be able create one easily! Here goes..

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Clock Materials Needed

I love how simple and easy this Roman numeral clock was to make! I started off with this 24" round. For all you Non-woodworkers, Home Depot and Lowes has pre-made wooden rounds in all different sizes. "Home Depot's round isn't quit 24" so I'm not sure how it will work with this decal. I purchased mine from Lowes."

Wooden round for a roman numeral Clock
I used 24" for my clock but you can choose which ever size you'd like.
I started off painting my round with Rustoleum Linen White, chalk paint can be a little expensive so you can opt to use a cheaper paint, or use spray paint. I like using Chalk paint because the dry time is SUPER FAST!
Wooden round painted white

After the paint was dry, I applied the Roman Numeral Sticker Decal; my favorite part.

Roman Numeral Wall decal

Amazon sells this Roman Numeral Clock Decal in 24" (it comes in other sizes too) that is perfect for a clock stencil. Wallpressions sells it for $9.99. WallSlicks sells it in other sizes but their 24" is higher. 

It comes rolled up so I used a picture frame and pot to flatten it out.

Roman numeral wall decal rolled out on a wooden round

The sticker comes with instructions, but you peel the back side off. Flip it and press the letters into the round. Make sure you place the stickers where you want them before pressing down on the decal.

Roman Numeral Wooden clock

I used a scrap wooden block to make sure the letters would stick to the wood. A credit card would work GREAT for this too.

After pressing the decal down, I removed the top layer of the decal. Make sure to lift slowly to ensure the stickers stay placed on the wood.

Roman Numeral Clock Tutorial

I added some small letter stickers to give the clock some extra PIZAZZ!! I pressed those down as well.

Once the Stickers and decal was placed I started painting over it! I used Annie Sloans Chalk Paint in Aubbuson Blue.

Roman numeral Clock being painted over with chalk paint

I painted over the whole round and then let it sit to dry!

Roman numeral Clock Tutorial

Once it was dry I started peeling the stickers! Another FUN part! I used a small nail to help lift the edges of the sticker, but be careful not to scratch the wood! After peeling I sealed it with Annie Sloan's Clear and Dark Wax.

Roman numeral Clock tutorial

WAAAAA-LAAAAAAHHHH!!! My Roman Numeral Clock was DONE!!

Roman Numeral Clock Tutorial

Feel free to add clock hands or put your own flavor on it! I would love to see your go at this project.

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November 30, 2016 — Ashley Basnight