Wednesday, June 2, 2010

Cloche Revisited

Although I was happy with my spray-painted cheese dome, every time I looked at it, I remembered those I'd seen on House of Hepworth's and Thrifty Decor Chick's.

To make matters worse, on the day I  published my Cheese Dome Cloche Club entry, one of my readers, Suzanne, emailed me to tell me she had done the same project and had posted about it on the EXACT same day.  I headed over to Suzanne's blog, "Mommy Moves Again" and wouldn't you know it. . . her cheese dome had a pedestal too!  That was it, I knew I needed to get a pedestal for my cloche to complete it.

After many trips to Sally's, I finally found the perfect pedestal that would become the new base for my cloche.  What I liked about it is that the base has a square shape, which I felt would add contrast to the circular shape of the cheese dome.

It was only 99 cents, and it's a good thing considering how disgustingly dirty it was.   It took some scrubbing to get this baby clean. 

I brought it home and cleaned it up, took it outside and gave it a few coats of spray paint.

I removed the little feet from my cheese dome and contemplated filling the holes with wood putty, but who is going to be looking at the base? 

I spray painted the base again to cover up where the feet had been.  Next, I applied wood glue to the pedestal and placed it in the center of the cheese dome base.  

 I put one of my three pound dumbells on it and let it dry.

Now I think I'm officially in the club.


  1. I didn't think it needed a stand but wow, what a difference it made! Looks great!

  2. Good job Stephenie. I love the look you've achieved.

  3. Looks great. The stand is a nice touch.

  4. Now that's a cloche! Great save with a wonderful find, Ms MacGyver!

    Your Friend,

  5. I think everything look better on a pedestal! I love the square bottom to yours.

  6. Oh well done Stephenie - it looks fantastic. Now I know what dumbbells are for!

  7. I need one of these!

    I gave you an award on my blog. You can go by and pick it up, just go ahead and save the award pic to your computer and then follow my lead!


  8. Terrific job! Beautiful picture, too! Doesn't everything just look so much more important under glass?!

    Big TX Hugs,
    Angelic Accents

  9. Wow! Looks great!
    I love it. A BIG improvement! :)

  10. Thanks for the shout out! I'm glad you're in the club! :)


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