Interchangeable cheese dome cloche

I jumped on the cheese dome turned cloche bandwagon.  They are all over bloggyland, but I first saw Allison at House of Hepworths transform hers.  You can find her post about it here, and it’s a fabulous tutorial.  She is just too good and I heart her like I heart chalkboards.

I found these at Goodwill.

Aren’t those Candlesticks gorgeous?  They were $1.99 each!  I was on the hunt for a chunky candle holder to use as my stand, and thought these would be perfect.

I started out by removing the little feet on the cheese tray.

Once I took them off I discovered they were just stapled in, so I didn’t even have to use wood filler and fill in the holes. Score!!

I had a hard time deciding if I should paint it white, black, or ORB.  I went with Heirloom White spray paint and figured I could always change it in the future if I get tired of it.

I did prime this first with spray primer.  If I didn’t it would have taken several coats of the white because the wood would just soak it up like a sponge.

Believe me, I am all for cutting corners, being lazy, and skipping steps when I can, but it’s a good idea to prime when you paint wood.

Then I painted one of the candlesticks Heirloom White.  This was hard for me because I thought it was so pretty as is, but I like the white too.  I then added some moss to make a little nest on the cheese tray, and stole a birdie I had somewhere else in the house to put on top (but you could put all sorts of things in it like fake fruit, seashells, really anything goes). Put that all together and you get this.

Cute right?!!  But remember my other candlestick that I didn’t paint?  I just decided I wouldn’t use any glue to attach the tray to the candlestick so I could swap them out whenever I want!  Since it’s not secured down, it will live in a kid friendly place in the house.  :)

Isn’t that purdy too?  Love it!!  I love cloches and anything glass.  And since I am so indecisive, this idea is perfect for me.

Sorry for the lovely reflection but this was another night time project.

Here they are together waiting patiently for a bird to live on top of them.

Which do you like better?  I’m really diggin’ both of them.

It makes me happy being a part of the cheese dome cloche (CDC) group now.



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  1. I think I am liking the painted white candle stick the best! Cute blog!!
    Welcome to blog world. HOH sent me and I am glad I came to visit!
    Stop by mine anything.
    Coffee is always on!

  2. I SO want one!! Girl, you need to come to my house and tell me where to add things….my mantle and bar (and my dresser) are totally bare.

    • Sherri, I’ll be looking for another cheese tray and make you one! Just pick a color. Oh, and I would have sooo much fun with a mantel!

      • Awesome!! Black is always a win for me.

        My poor mantle is bare. I hung a mirror above it when we moved in but haven’t had the time to do anything else. I’ll take a picture and send you!

  3. Premier Jewelry Lady says:

    How to choose? I like them both….but maybe the clear glass just a teensy weensy bit better. What a great idea and fun to make it yourself! I think this is a project even I can do! (and that is saying a lot!!). Thanks for sharing!!!

  4. I still can NOT decide on a color for mine. When it’s decided, I’ll know to use a primer first! Great tip!


    • Angela Fuentes says:

      I’m with T. I’m glad you told us to use primer because I would never think to do that. I am going to have so much fun decorating our new house. I’m already getting great ideas from you. Thank you so much for all the cool tips. Oh and cute blog!

  5. That looks fantastic! I have seen cheese domes before but have never bought one because I wasn’t sure what to do with it. Now I have some ideas! I think I like the white candlestick best but both options look great!


  6. Love it! Great job!!! I love both looks, but I like the all cream one the best.

  7. I LOVE the clear glass one! It really sets it apart from any other version of this that I’ve seen, and I blog hop a lot.

    Which is how I got here in the first place! I followed Allison at HoH.

    Pop over to my place when you have time, and welcome to the blogisphere.

  8. I love how you didn’t glue the top down so that you can change out the bases, that is a smart move!

  9. what an idea! so glad you linked up, you can bet I’ll be back for more ideas!!!

  10. I love your cloche, girl! I prefer the white candlestick but the other one looks good too! Thanks for sharing your project. Come visit me anytime.

  11. I like the painted one best too. Sweet, love the little bird.

  12. I have a cheese dome that is screaming for a makeover. You have inspired me. I think I like the clear look the best.

  13. I love the white finish!! I love your blog too! Thanks to HOH for sharing!!! I am excited to see what you do next!

  14. Hi there.
    Found you over and HoH. Love the site!
    I am a new crafty…well kind of a little bit of everything, blogger too…only a couple of months under my belt. With summer coming, I may actually have some time to commit now…
    I am your newest follower!
    Hope you keep it coming!

  15. This is super cute! Good job!
    Thank you for your comment on my blog!

  16. Very cute! I love glass too and metal and wood and ceramic :) What is HOH?

  17. I am with you – I lurve them BOTH! Great job! As a matter of fact, I too, had gone to Goodwill and found a chunky candlestick and a cheese dome but haven’t converted or even painted them yet. But, with the long weekend approaching I may have to do just that and borrow your idea – it’s SO CUTE! On another note -thanks for becoming a new follower – I am your latest follower as well. xoxoxo :o)

  18. I like the painted white one and I love the little birds nest. So very pretty and feminine.

  19. Hello! Welcome to the world of blogging! I hope you’ll have a wonderful time with your blog. Your site is beautiful, and so is your home. Thank you for sharing with all of us!

    Every blessing to you and your family!

  20. I like it with the white candle stick. Either looks great though. :D

  21. cute! Happy Transformation Thursday <3

  22. I needed another blog to follow like I needed a hole in my head… have got a great thing going on here. I love it!! I’m now a certified die hard fan. Love both the cloches…soooo creative, you are! Come visit me some time. I’m a newbie, too!

  23. This is so cute. I like them both, but I like the all white better.

    Laura @ along for the ride
    p.s. I have a blog party on Saturdays and I’d love it if you linked up!

  24. So pretty! I love your bird in its nest. Beautiful cloche.

    Thank you for participating in the Creative Therapy session over at Life in the Pitts!

  25. haha, I have a post with this project waiting in the queue. :P They are too fabulous NOT to make, right? I have to say, I am kind of digging the glass bottom. It’s a unique twist on a popular project. Nice job!

  26. I’ve seen a lot of these around blog land, yours is so cute! thanks again for linking up

  27. Boy, DecorChick, I am enjoying your posts! Now this one is great too — I love BOTH of the candlesticks with the cloche. The glass one is nice because it matches the cloche… The white one is nice because it matches the plate and the bird! Great job and great idea, really.
    Best regards,

  28. I just got one of those a couple of days ago at Goodwill, they are everywhere in blog world. I’ll be fixing mine up soon, and thanks for the ideas

  29. LOVE IT!!! Just linky’d it on our diy project list. Brilliant!

  30. Oh my gosh, I have to know where you got that bird! I’ve made two of these cloches so far, I love them. In one, I put a cream colored candle and some branch thingies (that’s the technical term by the way) and I want to do a cream colored bird in the other.


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