June 8, 2010

My New Cloche

I've been wanting a Cloche for a long time now. So when I saw this one on House of Hepworths I decided to make myself one.

It only took one trip to Value Village to find a cute Cheese Dome for $1.99.

Cheese Dome Cloche

I bought something I planned to use as a base, but when I was getting ready I saw these candle stands that I already had and they looked like they would work even better. So I tried one of them instead.

Cheese Dome Cloche

I glued them together with Gorilla Glue. It took two tries because the first I didn't do enough glue. (It's expanding glue and I'd read about how it surprised everyone so I was over careful.)

Cheese Dome Cloche

Cheese Dome Cloche

Cheese Dome Cloche

After the glue was dry it took a few coats of spray paint, then a little sanding on the cheese plate and some varnish and it looked antiqued a little.

Cheese Dome Cloche

I love how it turned out! I love how fresh it looks with the bright green apples but I look forward to changing it up as desired. I also painted and antiqued the extra candle stand so that it matches, I'm going to pop the green candle on it once it's dry.



3 comments:

Southerner said...

Wow! That looks amazing in the white.

Jocelyn said...

Holy Cow! That looks so so good. I only have two questions for you: 1. Are you a secret agent for Pottery Barn? and 2. Can I take you home with me?

Your sweet skills are much needed :)

That's Beeutiful said...

Gorgeous!!