April 17, 2011

DIY: Cloche Pedestal

I'm in a self-imposed "don't buy it unless you need (not want) it" season right now. Which is turning out to be more fun than I thought- it's kind of like forced creativity. It's exciting to rediscover things that I have, and to move around the decor that I've already got out to achieve a new, fresh look.

I've been wanting to find a pedestal for this cloche that I found for a dollar last fall. Most of them have been too big, too small, or too expensive. Rummaging through my decor cabinet (yes, I have one...), I found a small, perfectly sized wooden platform that came with a glass dome I've since decided is weird. The platform, paired with an old ceramic candle stick from Goodwill, made the perfect cloche pedestal! I hot glued the two together, gave the whole thing a few coats of heirloom white spray paint, and set it on my dining room shelf. Isn't it cute? The whole thing, cloche (and pear!) included was $3.00. Woohoo!

This is such an easy project to mimic. Find a candle stick and plate (or any other flat, circular surface), hot glue them together, and then paint them. Cloches can be found for cheap at thrift stores or garage sales. Etsy also has some reasonably priced cute ones, too.

Happy DIYing!

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