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.