Sunday, March 27, 2011

Candlestick Turned Cloche Stand

Below you'll see what this started out as.  I found the candlestick/holder at Hobby Lobby in their 90% off section.  There was absolutely nothing wrong with it and it was $2.00!  I did like the original colors but since this is going in a nook that is dark already, I went with the white/black theme and painted the brown section my Behr Perfect Pearl (after a coat of primer).   

Next I added a bit of twine at the top and bottom to coordinate with my big "letter Z" I just finished (You'll see this in another picture).

Now for the "cloche" part.  When I WASN'T looking for an old cheese board with the glass dome, I saw them everywhere.  Now that I WAS searching for one . . . there were none to be found.  SO, on one of my trips to my local Goodwill store, If found this odd glass jar combo.  Not sure what it's supposed to be but I knew it would work for my "cloche"!  The two pieces are separate (I'm sure I'll find a use for the 'vase' part!)  I used a simple wooden disc from Hobby Lobby (50 cents) for the base of the cloche; painted it white and attached to the top of the candle holder with Gorilla Glue.

Using hot glue I added some sheet moss to the disk.  Since there was no 'indentation' to hold the glass in place, the moss serves the purpose very well!  I added one of my $1.00 ceramic bunnies for Easter inside and decided I wanted to add a little something to the cloche glass itself.  Using E6000 glue I adhered a little clip to the top and hung an old key (added a few pearls to the key) on it.

Now, combining all of my new "stuff", I made this arrangement in a recessed "nook" in my living room.  The round chalkboard is something I picked up at a craft show last Fall and have just never found the right spot -- I think it's a perfect fit here and let's me add my favorite seasonal quotes, Bible verses or whatever!

One final note:  Did you know you can spray paint dried flowers?  I had a bunch of dried roses laying around so I took a pale yellow one and sprayed it white.  I threaded it through one of my Hobby Lobby 90% off finds, the metal letter "Z" (60 cents) and placed it on top of two old books I tied together with black trim.  Total cost for this "Nook Grouping":  $8.10 -- woo-hoo! (Doesn't include the chalkboard which I think I paid $15.00 for.)

Now it's time for me to do some REAL work . . . off to clean windows.  Blah.  I like crafting much better.  Hope you all are enjoying a blessed weekend!


  1. This is so sweet! I adore how you changed it out. oxxo, tracie

  2. A wonderful makeover! Love your cozy corner!yvette@twistedvines

  3. What a pretty "makeover!" Hate it when I see "gobs" of something until I start looking for it! Oh well -- I enjoy the hunt and usually find some other cool stuff while I'm looking!

  4. I also re-did a 90% off candlestick from Hobby Lobby - - aren't there sales just fabulous? Love how you transformed yours!

  5. Wow...that's such a unique way to make a cloche! Very pretty! And I just LOVE the circle chalkboard!! :)

  6. Love the transformation! You did a wonderful job! Thanks for stopping by and linking!

  7. beautiful transformation! love the candlestick you used for it, gorgeous! i wish we had hobby lobby here in the UK, i do love how it turned out, love the old books in there too as well as the chalk board!

    i too dont like house chores but i could spend whole day crafting but one gotta do what one gotta do, right? hehehe

  8. inspiring idea. I love when somebody shares something that brings on a wackload of inspiration :)

  9. I've been wanting to do a cloche stand with candlestick :) You made the tutorial look so easy. Really appreciate you sharing this great post with us at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.


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