Domino Clock as Playroom Wall Decor

Domino Clock as Playroom Wall Decor

My husband, Jon, is a game guy- computer games, board games, card games. To combine my love of vintage with his love of games, our home office is decorated with old wooden game boards from the 1930s-1950s. They make for great wall decor and it’s been a fun challenge to hunt them down. So, I decided to build him a domino clock to hang alongside the vintage games.

I found some vintage dominoes several months ago at a cute shop in Pendleton, SC and tucked them away in my craft room.

But I didn’t find the perfect clock face until very recently. For $1.50, this base for a cheese dome was going to be PERFECT for the job.

Base of a cheese dome from the thrift store

And yes, you’re right. I *HAVE* made a clock from an an old game board once before. But these are very different projects, I assure you!

playroom wall decor from a retro board game

But back to the domino clock and cheese board. The underside of the round cheese board even had an indented section in the center. Trust me when I tell you that this would come in SO handy later!

Round cheese board for upcycling project

Now that I had everything in hand, I was ready to put my upcycling idea into motion!

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Building a Domino Clock

First, I gave the cheese dome base a good scrubbing after removing the rubber feet and stickers. Then, I conditioned it with my favorite board cream which naturally enhanced the wood grain.

Next, we drilled a hole in the center of the cheese board (after measuring several times to ensure we were centered).

Drilling a hole in the center for a clock kit

This is where the clock kit will go.

Then, I began attaching the vintage dominoes to the base of the cheese dome. I started with the quarter hours (12, 3, 6, and 9) and filled in the rest after that.

Gluing the vintage dominoes on a round cheese board

After checking and double-checking that I had the vintage dominoes in the right order, I was done with this part! My domino clock was coming along nicely, don’t you think?

Upcycling the base of a cheese dome as a domino clock

Lastly, I inserted the clock kit using the hole we initially drilled.

Putting together the clock kit for a domino clock

See what I mean about that indented section underneath? It was PERFECT for the battery pack!

Domino Clock as Playroom Wall Decor

And then just like that, I had a domino clock that would be perfect as home office wall decor. Complete and utter cuteness, I just love it- and more importantly, so does Jon.

Building a domino clock for home office wall decor

This will be absolutely perfect in our office- I can’t wait to hang it!

Upcycling a round cheese board and vintage dominoes for playroom wall decor

And if you’re looking for more DIY gift ideas for guys, I’ve got several upcycled projects that may work for your man!

If you enjoyed this upcycling idea, then you may also be interested in this industrial end table I made from VHS tape storage drawers!

industrial side table from vhs storage

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Sarah Ramberg is the owner of Sadie Seasongoods, a website that celebrates all things secondhand. From upcycling ideas and thrifted decor to vintage-centric travel itineraries, Sadie Seasongoods is a one-stop shop for anyone who loves thrifting and approachable repurposing ideas. Sarah is also the author of “Crafting with Flannel” and has been featured in numerous media outlets and magazines.


  1. This is a great idea for a game room. I love it. Pinning it and hopefully someday I can try to make one. Thanks.

  2. This is an awesome idea! So cute for my family of game players!

  3. Very clever! I love it!

  4. Very Cute! I’m giving you a shout-out on FB now –

  5. That is SUCH a cool/clever idea. I will be keeping my eyes open for the bits to give this a go. It would be a perfect house warming present for those annoying people who already have everything!

  6. oh this is too cool! I love this! What a brilliant idea and so fun too 🙂 Even if you are running late, this clock will make you smile!

  7. This is SOOO creative! I never would have thought to use dominos on a clock! Awesome job, would look so cool in a game room! Thanks for sharing! Visiting from Inspire me Wednesday. 🙂

  8. I love this idea! It turned out great. Thanks so much for sharing with us at The Makers. 🙂

  9. Wow. I would never think to use dominoes this way. How creative! I love it, thanks for the share 🙂

  10. This is such a great idea – I love it! I’m visiting from the Creativity Unleashed Party 🙂

  11. Love this – it reminds me of Charles Rennie Mackintosh’s clock designs.

  12. This is so cute! I’m sure it looks great in your game-themed office. I know a few commenters have mentioned a game room, but I think this would also be cute in a kid’s room.
    Found you at Show-licious! 🙂

  13. This is such a clever upcycle idea! Thanks for sharing it over at The Makers!

  14. I saw your post on Flamingo’s Toes site. I think this is a great idea for a game room and I like the way yours turned out. Your link caught my eye because I saw a very similar clock this past weekend at an estate sale I went to!

  15. One day when I have the time (ha ha) I’m going to do this – Love this domino clock!

  16. This is simply genius – really !!!
    Beautiful job!

  17. My husband would LOVE this!!!

    (visiting from The Creative Collection link party)

  18. Thank you for sharing your fantastic blog post on #TheWeekendSocial! I adored it and hope to see you this Thursday at 9 Pm! I am excited to see what you will bring this time!!!

    Heidy L. McCallum

  19. What a great idea. Looks awesome.

  20. My husband loves playing dominoes. This would be such an awesome gift for him:)

  21. This is such an awesome DIY! #KatherinesCorner

  22. This is so cute. Love it!!

  23. Love your clock, different and so darned cute. I have lots of dominoes, not wood ones but they are dominoes. Just need the clock and the face. Sure we can scrounge up something to use from our pile of wood, pallets. Would be great gift. Happy Fall and weekend Pinning

  24. How creative. I love this project. Great job!

  25. Such a cute idea.

  26. Super cute and very creative!

  27. Love your diy! Pinned. and giving your project a shout out. Theresa Thanks for sharing at the party @DearCreatives


  28. I love this idea! I know someone who loves playing Dominos, so this would make a great gift!

  29. What a fun idea! Super creative and awesome sauce!!! 🙂
    xox, Crystelle

  30. This is awesome! I love that you used an old cutting board and turned it into a clock, and the dominoes make it look really cool. Thanks for sharing, stopping by from #MomTimeThurs!

  31. Super fun clock! I love the whimsical look of the domino pieces.

  32. Cute idea. I will pin this to my DIY gift board.

  33. I love this! I’ll be featuring your clock at tonight’s What’s YOUR Prodigal Piece? link party!

  34. Fun! I love the domino tiles as the numbers.

  35. This is so creative! I love how it turned out! Thanks for linking up!

  36. well this looks amazing, and great instructions.

  37. What a creative idea! It looks so beautiful!

  38. Yeah, so this couldn’t be much cuter if it tried! Love love love it.

  39. helenfern says

    My dad played dominos constantly! He would have loved this clock! Thanks for sharing at the Pleasures of the NW’s DIY Party!

  40. I love this idea! Thanks for sharing!

  41. What a neat idea! : )

  42. This would be great in a basement family or game room.

  43. In love with this beautiful clock! It’s so unique and charming. Thank you for joining us at the Family joy blog link up party. Pinned 🙂

  44. Seems like this cutting board was destined to be a clock. It is very unique and perfect for a game lover. My husband loves dominoes but I think he might be a bit miffed if I used them for a clock. Oh well, I’ll live vicariously through this one. Thank you for sharing with us this week at Celebrate Your Story, have a great week and a Happy Holiday.

  45. The perfect clock for the perfect room and the gaming fan! Thank you so much for sharing at Celebrate Your Story!

  46. Sarah this is super cool! I can just see it in a cool apartment with MCM furniture. Love!!

  47. Great idea for a clock using unique supplies. Thank you so much for sharing!

  48. That is a very cool project. ….perfect for our rec room.
    #Waste Not Wednesday.

  49. I noticed you use a clock probably from michaels is there a part number on it id like to make some of these. I need the part number so the clock part that goes thru the wood is long enough.

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