Welcome to the first Ikea hack on The Front Poarch! What’s an Ikea hack you ask?? Great question! An Ikea hack is when you take something pretty basic (from Ikea, duh) and make in infinitely more awesome! (There’s even a website dedicated to it.)
I started with this SMYCKE Wall Clock, which I’d been eyeing for sometime.
This particular clock is pretty cool to begin with because it’s made up of small, hexagon plastic tiles that can be configured to any shape.
It comes with a set of connectors that allow you to freely join different pieces together.For this hack I wanted to change up the color scheme of the tiles so I selected a few from the original set. I chose to keep the white, green and a few of the gray tiles as-is.
Since I already had lots of regular spray paint in my stash, I purchased this Valspar primer for plastic and it worked like a dream.
Each tile then got a coat of a different shade of green, blue or purple. Once they were dry, I sat down on a sunny afternoon and set to work.
I began by laying out the tiles and playing with the arrangement. . .
. . .however, I soon attracted some unsolicited help.
Once I had a layout more or less complete, I started piecing the back together and pretty soon . . .
. . . the clock was complete.