Monday, March 4, 2013

Cloche Renewal

 Cloche and Spring Decorations

Found a glass cloche and wooden base at the Flea Market on Saturday. I've been waiting to try out a remake on a base and finally got to try adding a graphic to a painted surface. 


Painted the wooden base with 3 coats of chalk paint
(CeCe Caldwell Simply White).
Copied a Graphics Fairy 'Paris' and bit of fancy lining.
Used the graphite rub and pencil trace along with Sharpie black in both fine and regular transfer/color in method. Sanded the black text lightly when dry. Waxed with Minwax paste.
A before and after. Great for small and short collectibles display.

Finding cloche glass is a favorite small hobby and tweaking the wooden tray was a pleasure. Fun to have a new display piece.

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  1. Joy this turned out so cute! I love the Paris graphic and I'll have to try that sometime...looks like I might be able to do something like that. Good job on this one for sure!
    Hugs, Linda

  2. Our Goodwill has caught onto this tend in glass covers and cloches. Yours would have cost at least $8 ! YIKES! I love how you transformed it.

  3. Love how you revamped this cloche!!

    I wanted to let you know that I nominated you for a Liebster Award. Please see my post today:

  4. What a pretty transformation! I've enjoyed working on a few of these in recent months, too. You've made a lovely display piece.


  5. Great flea market find and even a better transformation.

  6. Oh, that is so clever. It doesn't look too difficult to do, and I appreciate that. Thanks for sharing with us. I look forward to checking out some more of your blog.

    I am visiting via Young Heart.

    Sue xo

  7. Hi Joy, I remember this as a covered cheeseboard back in the 70s. It's looks lovely in the new Millennium. I'm loving the look and your "Paris" makes it even prettier. Thanks for sharing this on Peggy's hop...please visit me at 34 and 35.


  8. What a good idea! I often see these in my local thrifts and I never thought of altering the base.

  9. Hi there

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  10. This looks great! Now why haven't I ever thought of this? I think it's adorable and your graphic looks perfect!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  11. Hi Joy ... that really looks cute, never thought of putting a graphic inside one of those. I just love them for display. Sometimes I find just the top and it looks great on a pretty plate. I like them because they are small. Some cloches are so big. Thanks for sharing this great idea. Your graphic turned out just perfect.
    Audrey Z.
    @ Timeless Treasures

  12. This turned out so cute! I just picked one of these up at a second hand store too. I have been trying to figure out what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration! I'd love for you to link this up at the party I am co-hosting this week. There is a $50 Target Gift Card Giveaway to enter too. Hope to see you at the party!

  13. This is soo pretty! I am all up for making things nicer. The Paris is just gorgeous!

  14. That is so cute -- very nice transformation! I have a very similar one, but mine has a marble base, so I think it was intended for cheese.

  15. Wow, Joy! Beautiful job!!! :)

  16. Nice job! It turned out lovely!

  17. What an amazing transformation!! Brilliant! :)

  18. It looks wonderful, Joy...thanks for sharing the tutorial!

  19. The graphic turned out great! So pretty. I love cloches too!
    Thanks for sharing how to transfer onto wood. I've never tried it.

    Linda at the French Hens Nest

  20. Just lovely, I'd try a re-do like that! Thank you for your visit and kind words.. I see you're a neighbor across the border.. my husband and I just visited Abbotsford a few weeks ago on a day trip...

  21. I pass by those cheese sets at the thrift shop constantly! Great makeover!

  22. Awesome! I just bought one of these last week for $4. I need to figure out the transfer thingy though.. TFS!
    I found you today thru the Happy Hour Linky Party at Designing Dining and Diapers where I'm #210. I hope you get a chance to stop by my blog and leave a comment, too!
    ~ Megin of VMG206

  23. Hi Joy! Cute transformation. Thanks for your visit and for linking to the Open House party. I am a new follower. xx, Sherry

  24. I love love love this! I've been wanting a cloche and have seen a few like this at thrift stores. Next time I will pick one up! Yay!!!! Thank you for sharing with us!

  25. HI Joy! This is the best makeover I've seen on one of these little vintage cheese plates! It is just darling! Thanks so much for sharing it at Blissful Whites Wednesday!!
    Have a lovely weekend!

  26. This is a terrific makeover! I am now on the hunt for a cloche like yours. Great job!

    Big Hugs,
    Susan and Bentley

  27. What a transformation, Joy! I can't believe the difference the paint and the graphic make! Great job.

    Thanks so much for joining in this week!


  28. Wonderful transformation! You've inspired me to find a cloche and get to work. I'm so glad you joined us at Transformed Tuesday.
    Peggy~PJH Designs

    1. Joy guess who is featured this week at Transformed Tuesday. Have a great week.

  29. Thank you for linking up at Fluster's Creative Muster. Hope to see you next week!

    Robin @ Fluster Buster

  30. Very sweet flea market transformation... I'm featuring it in the PoPP Spotlight this week...thanks for linking up.

  31. Very cute~ I may have to paint mine now!!! Thanks for linking up and for the inspiration!

  32. Hi Joy. Love how it turned out. Not sure I understand exactly what you did. Would love to try it. Thanks for sharing with SYC.

  33. What a wonderful transformation, Joy! It's really beautiful.

  34. Okay~ now I SEE what you mean! I'd really love to try to find a cloche/cheese tray thingy with a wood base and be creative like you! Yay!

  35. How clever! I see these all the time at one thrift store I go to, hmmmmm..............


Thanks for visiting. I read and appreciate all your comments. Joy

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