The Making of a MacKenzie-Childs Look Alike Clock

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I love love MacKenzie-Childs.  It is a line of bizarre, colorful and off the wall home decor.  I’ve been to their store on 57th Ave in New York and it is an experience like no other.

Photo One-I took this old clock that I love but hasn’t worked for several years.  24″ in diameter and made of plastic and metal.

Photo Two – I took the whole thing apart, not knowing if it would go back together again. Might as well try. Right? I painted a sealer on the different parts so that my paint would stick to the surfaces.

Photo Three – I always have a MacKenzie-Childs catalog laying around that will show the correct colors for my project.  Black, White and Gold are the main colors  Brown and light Blues for the clock face. I painted the clock numbers Black.

Photos Four and Five. I put in a new mechanism and a fresh battery and new clock hands. Close up photos show the detail of using the initial clocks curves and indentations.

Finished clock that now hangs over the fireplace.  So fun and different and inexpensive to create.  My husband Paul and I are big fans of MacKenzie-Childs.  For your own fun ideas visit them at