Wednesday, February 16, 2011

A Garage Sale Transformation: The 'Cloche'


Many blogs ago, I jumped on the DIY bandwagon and created a cloche out of a cheese dome and candle stick. Every thrifty crafter/decorator was making these and it was all the rage.


It's still the rage to save money and beautify your home. So here is how I did it:
Putting it together was pretty easy with the help of Gorilla Glue and painters tape. Spray paint made it even easier, I used Rustoleum's Oil Rubbed Bronze or ORB as it's known in the crafting world.

The result was outstanding and the cost was minimal. I liked this one so much, I made another one, this time painting it Heirloom White without a candlestick base.



Thanks to Allison at HOH (who made this first?) and to Sarah at Thrifty Decor Chick who showcased it along with other creative crafters.


22 comments:

  1. I've always loved these but haven't ever had one. You've inspired me!

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  2. I'm a new follower from the MBC...stop for a visit and return the favor.

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  3. Love how you spayed it outside in that box - I've been wanting to spay paint things but couldn't think of a way to do so without making a mess!!

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  4. i've got a spray paint project i need to do myself....love how the last one turned out.

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  5. Cute Blog! I’m a new follower Happy Thursday!! I would love for you to stop and take a look at my blog as well! Thanks!
    http://heavenlysavings.blogspot.com

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  6. i LOVE these. I can't wait until garage sale season! I'm gonna find me some cloches.

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  7. New follower from Thirsty Thursday. Hope you will follow me too @ http://masalabowl.blogspot.com/

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  8. I have my mom's old cheese tray somewhere in the house. NOW I NEED TO FIND IT, THANKS A LOT! :-)

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  9. Love the cake stand, I so need to make one! Following from Thirsty Thursday Blog Hop, you can follow back at www.pickfamilynonsense.blogspot.com :)

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  10. Beautiful, and brilliant! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I'm a new follower.

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  11. Beautiful!! I love it! Blog hopping and found your blog! Am now following. Would love for you to check out my blog and follow back!

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  12. Mine is mid-transformation! I've seen wooden candlesticks everywhere until I needed them. Hmph. ;)
    PS, LOVE your blog! You have a new follower!
    http://anotherwomack.blogspot.com

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  13. That is so awesome! I am a new follower from the blog hop! I would love it if you stopped by!

    http://thirtyonetrendytotes.blogspot.com

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  14. How I long for your creativity! Those are too cute! There's always the house warming gift ;) Have a great weekend sweetie!

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  15. SO CUTE!!!!!! Thanks for the mention too. I love both of them, but I really am liking the white one w/o a stand as well. I may have to make one like that...

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  16. Great job!!! Love your blog xoxo
    www.luckylucychance.blogspot.com

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  17. Thanks for joining Thrifty Thursday this week. I am following your blog now. Blessings...

    Saved By Love Creations

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  18. Um, this is amazing. I love the idea!

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  19. I've had a few repainting projects that I completed recently. I now have this random wooden box that is horrible condition out in the garage. I'm almost done with making it a nice little storage box. I'm going to finish it with a very cool nob from anthropologie. :-)

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  20. well I feel dumb. I had NO IDEA that's how they made them. Do you know how long I have been looking for a "wooden pedestal cake stand?" haha. Thank you for letting me know it doesn't come that way. ;) Yours are gorgeous, by the way.

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  21. these are great ideas....thanks for visiting my blog. i love yours.

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