Thursday, July 28, 2011

My first cloche!

The first day I discovered blogland I ran across Thrifty Decor Chick's cloche.  I fell in love, I love a cloche and all of the decorating possibilities it has.  Think eggs for spring, shells for summer, pumpkins for fall, the list goes on and on.  It actually took me a few months to find my first glass dome.  I was enjoying vacation in North Carolina when we we ran across my first one at a thrift store!!!!!  I screamed with joy as I ran and grabbed the dome!  After returning from vacay I seem to run across glass domes on almost every thrift outing.  I've been collecting them for some super crafty idea once it comes to me.  After showing my husband a picture of Thrifty Decor Chick's cloche he helped me create my own.  I purchased an old candlestick for .49 cents.

We cut the candlestick down to our desired height.  I wanted to glue the wooden base for the glass dome on the candlestick but my husband actually nailed it together.  This caused the wooden base to crack, so we ended up using glue anyways.

  I sprayed painted the candlestick and wood base black with my cheapo .99 cents spray paint from Lowes.  I love it, I've placed it on my mantle and I can't stop looking at it!

I've linked up at


  1. You did a nice job putting your first cloche together! I am happy to follow you and hope you will do the same!

    Hope you will please drop by and enter my $50 Gift Card Giveaway!! If there are 500 entries, the amount will increase the Gift Card to $100.

  2. Thanks so much! You are my second follower:) I checked out your blog, loved it and now I follow you!

  3. Hi! I saw your post over at "Weekend Bloggy Reading". You did a good job on your title and picture...see, I stopped to look at it (and I don't look at all of the posts). I just started my blog back in March so I'm pretty newbie too. Do you know about the newbie party every Monday? It usually starts on Sunday should post this project. Here is the link: . You will meet other newbies's fun! I am following you now.

  4. I love cloches! Great job on this one! I have to follow you so I can see what else you do!

  5. Very cute:) I agree the possibilities are endless with these domes. I am a new follower and hope you will stop by sometime:) <3

  6. Beautiful. More the Merrier Monday will be open until Wednesday at midnight. I would love for you to stop by and link up your cloche.

  7. This turned out beautiful!! :)
    I would love it if you joined my linky party on next Sunday! :)
    I can't wait to see what you'll do next and am your newest follower!
    xoxo from Germany,
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}


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