Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Glass Cheese Dome + Candlestick =

A pedestal cloche!

Last weekend, I purchased a little cheese dome

Weeks ago, I had purchased a resin candlestick (black w/red)... but I painted her Heirloom White.  Do you see the chips in the back of the top?  Yep... I dropped it!  Ugh!!!  I glued the pieces, but was so mad at myself.  Using as a candlestick wouldn't have really worked now (too noticeable).

After a little primer and paint on the wood base of the cheese plate and some Gorilla Glue Super Glue.... bada bing!  (sorry so dark... sun was going down)

I decided my paint job wasn't ideal...I was impatient and ended up with a few globs and drips (not to mention the fact that the candlestick still had those obvious chips up at the top if you looked under the plate) so I decided to distress it a little... to make it look as if I wasn't the cause of the imperfections.  Ha ha!

How cute is this!  

Since it doesn't really go with my other pedestal cloches with their clean crisp chrome lines...

I decided to go ahead and find a new location.

Unfortunately the pretty yellow flowers inside the glass dome match the "not quite spring" grass in my backyard.  Ugh!  Hopefully it'll look striking once we figure out how to make that grass bright green!  LOL


  1. The distressing on it is perfect. What a brilliant idea! Believe it or not, I have an almost identical candlestick holder and I'm going to copy your idea for the cupcakes at my wedding shower on Sunday! I'll show you the pics.

  2. Totally love it! I'll be featuring it tomorrow at Creations by Kara. :)

  3. Thanks, Kara! I'll be sure to stop by! ;)


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