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
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!