IKEA Striped Clock

While visiting my in.laws in Florida a few weeks ago, we made an always necessary pit stop to Ikea.  I packed an empty duffle bag just for the occasion, so although my purchases had to be limited, I made sure to not leave empty handed!  Today I am sharing how I was able to transform a plain black Ikea clock into a fun IKEA Striped Clock!

Easy to transform IKEA striped Clock, Delineate Your Dwelling

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I have been on the lookout for a trendy but masculine clock for a while.  I was so excited to find this $5 Dekad Ikea Alarm clock.  He is a pretty little black clock, but I had big plans for him!

Ikea clock before

The first order of business was to tape off the clock face.  I used washi tape and then cut along the edge with an xacto knife for a clean line.  Using my favorite spray paint, Rust-Oleum Metallic Gold, I went to town.

Ikea painted clock

After the paint had sufficiently dried, I started at the top and taped off a stripe pattern.  So as to make it easy, I put one piece of tape down and then another right beside it.  The third piece was easily aligned and then I removed the second.  So, in theory I covered the entire thing with tape and then removed all the odd numbered pieces… this kept the spacing equal.  (Did that make sense at all?)

Ikea taped clock


I used a soft blue acrylic paint as the accent stripe and could not be more pleased with the outcome.

Striped Ikea Clock, delineateyourdwelling.com


I’m giving our master bedroom a little makeover and doing my best to spend as little as possible.  This $5 clock upgrade is a perfectly masculine yet trendy piece.

Stripe Ikea clock


I’m not sure if the hubs is going to love the actual “bell” alarm clock part… but we will see tomorrow when it goes off bright and early!

Ikea Stripe Clock, delineateyourdwelling.com


If you liked this small Master Bedroom project, you might also like my Copper Mini Signs.  Little baby DIY steps that will hopefully end with a lovely bright and cheerful bedroom update!

Copper Letter A Sign


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  1. Hi! Stopping by from the Creative Collection Link Party! This is so cute. I love stripes and I love gold. I’ve always wondered how metallic the gold spray paint would look. It looks really nice on your project! Thanks for sharing.

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks for stopping by, Ashley! The gold Rustoleum spray paint is AMAZING! It’s my favorite. I highly recommend that one any time you’re looking for a good gold.

  2. What an awesome update! I think mine needs one too. 🙂

  3. I just love the colors you chose and I’m always a fan of stripes! This also has the approval of my 21 month old, who is sitting on my lap telling me, “I want clock, mommy!” Thanks for linking up at The Creative Circle! I hope you’ll join us for the party again this Thursday – I can’t wait to see what you’ll have to share!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      I’m so glad I got the approval of your 21 month old!! Hee hee. Love your link parties!

  4. This is so cute! I never would have thought to upgrade this little clock, genius!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Oh thank you, Jennifer! I loved using the Ikea clock, too because it was only $6! Thanks for stopping by today!

  5. I love the way this turned out! Gives me a new perspective on how to look at simple Ikea products. Who knew they could have so much potential? Thanks for the crafty inspiration!

  6. What a cute clock and great find. Love how crafty you were. #HomeMattersParty

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much for your kind words, Melissa!

  7. I may have to do something similar to mine after seeing this. So so cute! Can’t wait to see more of your bedroom makeover!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Yay! I’d love to see what you do, Shelley! If you send me a picture I’ll share it in my monthly newsletter, too! =)

  8. I am loving the way your clock turned out. I have seen these clocks before and I ALWAYS look at them but have never purchased. I am needing a clock in the guest room and now I know exactly what to do. Thanks for the inspiration!

    1. delineateyourdwelling says:

      Thanks so much, Julia! It was a quick little update that made my heart so happy.

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