Now I'm not the brightest bulb in the package but I knew better than to tempt the fates with another try so the clock has sat on the floor for awhile. Yesterday I had one of those "craft moments" and came up with an idea based on a project Dawn at Creative Cain Cabin had posted. She had made a wonderful message board out of a ceiling tile. From her idea came an idea to get my clock back in working order on my porch.
I had a easel that was just gathering dust, and a 24"X24" tin ceiling tile stacked with some other treasures on the porch. I came up with the idea of using a stretched canvas of the same size to put this project together. I went to HL to pick up a stretched canvas but the one they had available in the 24X24 was $35. Not gonna happen so I picked up four stretch bars at $1.79 each and made my own along with some leftover drop cloth that had been an attempt at a table runner (another day's story).
After I stretched the fabric over the stretcher and added a center bar for support on the backside I nailed the tin ceiling tile to the stretcher. This gave everything stability, I added a screw to the center of the framework to hang the clock from and here is my finished project. I may change the color of the ceiling tile eventually but for now I at least can tell what time it is as I sit on the porch dreaming of other projects.