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Thursday, July 8, 2010

A cloche, a cloche, my kingdom for a cloche

It  seems like everyone and their mother found the exact same cheese dome this weekend.  I stumbled upon mine after forgetting that i was even looking for one, isn't that always the way?  In the past i found plastic ones and reeeeaaallly heavy ones, too heavy i thought to put on a candlestick.  But this one was just right...I feel like i'm talking about Goldilocks.


Underneath was the price, 3 dollars, and this stamp.  I almost felt bad about painting it, but i got over that quickly!


Testing out the fit on my wood candlestick that has been waiting all this time to be repurposed.  A perfect fit.  Now I'm talking like Cinderella.



I was going to paint it white, b/c why not paint everything white, but then i remembered this spraypaint i got at Home Depot on clearance.  Metallic Finish.  I figured it would be easy to change it to white if i didn't like this.  I must give props to Rustoleum, this paint went on smooth and super easy.


Ain't she sweet? And metallicy bright?


Trying out different options and places.  She'd look good on my hall table...


She'd look extra fine in my dining room with those colors, especially filled with pinecones for the fall.  They just happened to be shoved in the closet, so why not test that theory out?



The possibilities are endless! I am happy to say that i am now officially a member of the cloche club.  And they all lived happily ever after.  The end.




Linking to these fun parties, a round tuit @jembellish, saturday is craft day @ along for the ride, it's so very thrifty @ it's so very cheri, 2nd time around tuesday, debbie doos before and after party, its a blog party.

62 comments:

Decorchick! said...

I love the metallic finish!! Great job! I'm a sucker for the cloches. Glad you are a member now. :)

Lenore said...

I really like the way that you displayed and used your cloche and the color you painted the stand...welcome to the cloche club!!!!

Linda @ A La Carte said...

I love the candlestick you put it with. Perfect! Looks so good.

The Decorating Diaries said...

Turned out great! I found my dome at Goodwill for two dollars, but now I'm looking for a candlestick.

Janet

Sweet Bee Cottage said...

Love that color! I've got one of those - now I need to find the wooden candlestick!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

Welcome to the CLUB!

Blessings,
Linda

Bonnie@Creative Decorating said...

I have one and a candlestick that I need to put together! It is just sitting in the craft room! Love how yours turned out and oh the possibilities!

browneyes_24b said...

That turned out really really well! Bravo with the metallic paint! I'm visiting from New Friend Friday and I hope you have a fantastic day! :)

--browneyes_24b
http://thewhitebluesky.com

Dawn said...

Oh, I so need to do this for my baking stuff. I'm now on a permanent lookout for cheese domes and candlesticks. That sounds ridiculous. lol

Heather said...

Woohoo! Love the metallic...good choice! I was laughing because you linked up right after me on NFF & I'm so glad you've already linked to Fab Friday as well! You are on it girl!
Heather @ www.savingmoneylivinglife.com

Untypically Jia said...

Very creative!

I'm a new follower from New Friend Friday!

Untypically Jia: My Inner Child Needs Another Pepsi

Erin Wallace said...

Following you from Friday Follows - hope to see you at Dropped Stitches.

xo Erin
droppedstitches72.blogspot.com

Becky@whatslifewithoutwhimsy said...

I really love the paint, sometimes i freak when i paint over wood too, but sometimes it just HAS to be done right? I'm from new friends friday at the girl creative and I am glad I found your blog I have seen lots of these being made/redone recently and I really enjoy seeing what people do different with theirs and i think yours is adorable!

Meghan said...

coming over from NFF. Adorable blog!

Meghan
www.thetuckerstaketennessee.com
www.seedsoffaithwomen.com
www.facebook.com/hiphomeschoolmoms

Hazel said...

That looks amazing!! I love seeing ideas like these, it makes me feel all inspired!!! :) Hazel

Christina said...

It's so pretty. What a transformation. Lucky you...hope to own one myself, some lucky day:). Newest follower. Do follow back if can...

fitty's pinky rose cottage said...

the metallic colour looks good on the wooden cloche stand. glad you painted it! :-)

HOOTIN' ANNI said...

It turned out beautifully!!!! And may I add I loved your 'link title' over at Show n Tell this morning..."It's a Cloche Call". Clever.

LEGEND OF MARY'S BEAN is my Friday blog.

Have a great weekend.

Natasha said...

I am a member of the cloche club too! I wish I could have found one like yours though-what a bargain!

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Lacey said...

Amazing! I would never have thought to attach it to a candle stick - now I'm on the hunt for one of these cheese domes with a wooden base!

Thanks for the idea!!

mle said...

I adore this project! I haven't been able to find a cheese dome anywhere cuz everyone wants a cute cloche!!
ps I love your background : )

The Answer Is Chocolate said...

OK so I'm like the ONLY person in blogland who hasn't been able to find one of these. I need to stop looking, and one will appear. Came in via NFF and now following. Stop by if you get a chance :) http://answerischocolate.blogspot.com/

Laura PARING DOWN said...

How lovely!!! I want one for myself. I now have super cloche envy.

I found you via Just a Girl.

Happy Friday!
Laura

Brittney said...

You lucky duck! I've been after one for awhile now and can't seem to find one. Love the metallic paint!

Michella said...

~ That looks awesome!!! I've been wanting to try that for quite a while. May I ask how you attached the candlestick??? That is the only part holding me back from doing mine, lol!! Thanks for sharing!! Stop by and visit if you get a chance :)) Have a wonderful day!!
Your newest follower~~
~ Michella ~
~ ~ xo ~ ~

Hungry For Living said...

I am a new follower from New Friend Fridays's! I love your site! Hope you come visit soon!
P.S. what a cute idea!!

Tracy F. said...

Love your blog! I am your newest follower from New Friend Friday.

Tracy

www.cutorcopyandpaste.blogspot.com

cheri said...

oh, so pretty! and when christmas comes, you can fill up your cloche with glittery christmas balls :)

happy NFF :)

liz said...

I like it with the silver! And I liked it best with the pine cones in it. Good job!

Atticmag said...

Nice piece you made and you've got a good spot for it.

Thanks for stopping by Atticmag and glad to hear you got tile ideas from the 'splashes. Will look forward to seeing your results! Jane F.

ImplausibleYarn said...

It does look great with silver, you seem to have a great eye for finds. Lucky!

Angela Brian said...

oh my goodness.

your blog is a complete gem, and i

LOvE.

LOvE.

LOvE.

what you did with the silver.

i can't wait to see your next post.

-ang

greensubmarinediydesign.blogspot.com

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I'm a cloche lover too! thanks for the good ideas!

gnee said...

So pretty with pine cones...love it!

Jessica @ This Blessed Life said...

This whole post was hilarious. Great job. :)

Karie said...

Oh, I love the metalic silver. I have several cloche's I think I will try one in metalic. Beautiful. Great blog, I follow you all the time. Thanks, for sharing. Karie @ karieschiccreations.blogspot.com

Kaysi said...

I LOVE it!!!! Great job

Amber said...

I have my cheese dome but haven't joined the club yet! I really really like the silver paint. I haven't seen a cloche done in this cover yet in blogland. Great job!

MessyMissy said...

"it's a cloche call".....you caught my eye with that one!! Very witty. Love the metallic paint on it as well!! :-)

Amanda@The Hand Me Down House said...

Love all your very "punny" link titles - they've been cracking me up as I've seen them at different link parties! :)

And it turned out SO cute! I love it! You did a wonderful job!!

Orange it Lovely said...

ooh i forgot to say how much I loved this.. I need to get to GW pronto.. after vacation.. mental note!
Great job!
~TaƱa

Its A Blog Party said...

Oh! I love this! It looks fantastic!
Thanks for linking up!
~Liz

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

Pretty pretty - I love the candlestick!

Laura said...

I love the metallic paint! We also liked the appliance paint we used it when we couldn't buy new heaters so we sanded and repainted them, they look fantastic! As does the cloche!

Chase and McKell said...

you are too funny! i am one of those people that found a cloche this weekend & for ONE DOLLAR!! so exciting. i love how you put a candle stick underneath, i have an extra one so i think i might just have to do that too. thanks for the inspiration :)
and i love the metallicy. looks great on your hall table.

*come check out my blog too if you'd like :)

Elizabeth said...

The silver's really pretty! The only cheese domes I have seen around are really heavy marble ones - and then yesterday, I got so excited - a wooden one! But, alas, the glass dome didn't fit.

Yours turned out beautifully.

SandyS said...

Love your cloche! I'm still looking for a cheese dome. Someone must buy them just before I get to the thrift stores!

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

It looks like it was made for that candlestick! I recently found a cloche at Good Will myself {finally} and added a parfait glass as its pedestal. Mine is little {it holds like a cupcake}, but it's pretty and I can fit it in anywhere.

Nestled In Rosenberg said...

Love your cloche! I'm loving the metallic finish!

Diann @ The Thrifty Groove said...

The silver turned out great! And the perfect candlestick for it! nice job!

Ann @ makethebestofthings said...

Whoa, you completely upstyled that cloche and candlestick set! Love how the silver looks, very cool.

xinex said...

Welcome to the cloche club! I love your creation..Christine

Wsprsweetly Of Cottages said...

How clever! Really clever!

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Love the metallic look, this is very pretty-enjoy the possibilities!

Francie of The Scented Cottage said...

Hmmm never thought to paint them with metallic paint ... great idea !

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love your cloche and your stand. So perfect. How pretty it is in your vignette too. Aren't they such fun to play with. Beautiful job. Thanks so much for joining the party. Hugs, Marty

Rhiannon said...

It looks great i love it! $3 what a steal

someplace in thyme said...

You know, sometimes a girls gotta do what a girls gotta do. Love the makeover, it's beautiful, Char

Lynette Killam said...

Happy to be in the Cloche Club with you! You did a great job, and your house looks absolutely charming!

I enjoyed visiting with you...

Lynette

Sandra said...

I love the transformation of your cloche! The metallic color looks stunning!
Blessings,
Sandra

Room to Inspire said...

Your cloche looks great - I really love the metallic paint you selected. Thanks for linking up to Be Inspired this month!

Chelsea

Butterbean Row said...

I love what you did with this cloche and candle stick. Who would have put those two together. Not me. I am not that clever. LOL It looks fabulous!!