Monday, August 2, 2010

For the Love of Cloches!

So, I've seen these cheese domes turned cloches floating around in BlogVille, and from the first time I saw one, I knew I had to make one of my own!

So, I took the cheese dome from my Diamonds in the Rough, a Gee-Double-Yuh candlestick, and a 5x5 wood plaque from Michael's and started to construct.




First, I had to take the glass votive off of the candlestick, then I glued the cheese plate to the top of it. I then took the 5x5 wood plaque and glued it to the base. I did this for stability. The candlestick alone was too tall and too small at the bottom to support the heavy top once the cloche was placed onto it.
(I used Gorilla Wood Glue...it doesn't swell like regular Gorilla Glue.)





When the glue was dry, I sanded and then primed the stand using Killz 2 primer. (Sorry for the lack of pictures on the next few steps). I used good ol' Heirloom White to paint the whole thing. When it was dry I distressed the stand using sandpaper and glazed the whole thing with MinWax Dark Walnut wood finish. The end result looks like this:



Isn't she pretty??? I really like her, but I'm questioning whether or not she would have looked better without the glazing. Hmmm.... I guess I can always change it, but for now, I think she looks stunning! Here is a breakdown of the cost:

Cheese plate $2.99
Candlestick $1.49
Plaque $1.29
Glue, primer, sandpaper, paint, glaze: Had on hand

Total price? $5.77!!!

Not too shabby, eh? Let's take a look at her again:







I love it!... Now I just need to find a good place to display her! Ahh....Cloche Love!!!

I missed the Summer Cloche Party on July 15th @ A Stroll Thru Life, but I hope I will still be accepted as a member of the club! ;)

Do you have a love for cloches too?


I'm linking up to these fabulous parties!

31 comments:

  1. LOVE this finish!! I have been wanting to paint my cloche find and could not decide what to do! You have inspired me to get to painting! Love it!!

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  2. Love your cloche project and the white with glazing really gives it shabby style. I have several cloches and stands I'll be painting and dinking around with, I love their display possibilities too!

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  3. This looks great, and you would never even know it was homemade! I'm so impresseed!!!

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  4. This is adorable...I love the idea and will have to borrow/steal it sometime. I am having a before and after party right now, hope to see you join in...also every week I have a garage salen party that you may be interested in. Hope to see you soon. Debbie

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  5. Thank you Clarissa....I love your name too, so pretty!

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  6. This is beautiful. I have a couple of cloche's and this has given me the idea of how I want to do them. Thanks for sharing. Karie

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  7. That is one great idea! I love it ! thank you! The stain is wonderful, and is darker just in the right spots

    Carol

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  9. It is pretty! :)
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    Come Link Up With LambAround! WOO HOO!

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  10. Saw your link On Treasures This Week @ Southern Hospitality...I'm so jealous. I keep thrifting hoping I find a cloche, but still no luck!

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  11. Love the result very pretty and I love the color too. Happy Wednesday!

    2nd find

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  12. That turned out super cute!! I LOVE the color too:) Visiting from justsewsassy.com
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  13. LOVE it! I not only love the plate and the candlestick together, but I love the paint job! Gorgeous! Thanks for linking up to Topsy Turvy Tuesdays!

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  14. I think this is just lovely and I love the glaze. Beautiful!

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  15. I definitely like it with the glazing! Really shabby and cute!

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  16. Nice to have you join us for Anything Related! ~Bridgette

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  17. Cute! Great transformation! :o)

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  18. oh wow
    this is really beautiful
    LOVE IT
    xoxo
    bB

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  19. Love it! I've never heard of a cloche before, i can't figure out if we just don't use that term in Australia or if i don't have enough posh friends!!! Ha ha I'm gonna make one, thanks for your inspiration!

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  20. Love it! Thank you so very much for sharing this is awesome!

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  21. I saw your link on Domestically Speaking. I love this cloche project. It turned out wonderful.

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  22. I LOVE them... but have none :( Thanks for linkin' up to the PoPP.

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  23. I really love your cloche and stand! It is one of the prettiest ones I have seen! The best part is you used mostly what you had on hand, and it didn't break the bank! Those are the best projects of all, I think! Saw you over at Beyond the Picket Fence :)

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  24. Oooooo, I love the finish! That turned out great.

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  25. Thank you so much for linking up to www.thetshirtdiaries.com. I am having a Stash-Busting September party. Check the blog for details soon...

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  26. Not sure how I found you but glad I did! Did a shoutout to you on my most recent cloche post ;)

    Newest follower!

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  27. Very cute and I totally love the glazing!!

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    awesome post.

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    xxx love from the UK

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  29. LOOOOVE the painting finish! It's absolutely beautiful!

    Kimra
    http://crafty-cove.blogspot.com

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