I’ve seen a million cloches over the blogs in the past year…and I finally got my own 🙂
Of course, it didn’t start out this cute. I found it at the thrift store for $2.90 looking like this:
Mmm…doesn’t that make you want to just put some cheese on that old grimy board? *gross*
But, after a good scrubbing, I primed the bottom:
And then I spray-painted it with some leftover paint from the hardware on my favorite furniture re-do ever (my desk!)
Then, I just put the top back on, cut a circle out of some scrapbook paper, tied a ribbon on top, and added some sweet birds I got from Michaels for $1 a piece…
Perfect touch for my spring vignette! (click to see the other thrifty pieces…)
Check out some other cloches from some awesome blogs…
1. Life in the Fun Lane
2. Sixty-Fifth Avenue
3. House of Hepworths
Kim @ keller-creative says
I just saw one of these at the goodwill and didn't buy it. Now I'm thinking I need to go back and get it!
so cute! I have a black one with a stand that I've been trying for months to find things to put in it…this helps! And lurvvve your blog…hubs and I are young and poor too, so I soak up all the thrifty ideas I can! 🙂
Lina - Fancy Frugal Life says
I love cloches now too 🙂 Super Pretty vignette!!!
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Southern Fried Gal says
Very sweet! Happy spring!
Simply Bungalow says
Love cloches. The transformation looks great.
The American Homemaker says
I use the cheese domes in my decorating all the time too! 🙂
Yours is adorable!
Kindra-At Home With K says
I'm on the look out for a cloche! I love the paper you added to it. So cute. The birdies are also a great touch. Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten!
Angie @ Thrifty Like Me says
I love this! I've been looking for something like this at my Goodwill foreever!
Love your blog btw! Found you on the Shabby Chic Cottage linky party. I'm your newest follower now! 🙂
I just got one of these for 3.99 at the gw!!! I had a slightly different idea, just need the time to do it! I love yours too!
[email protected] says
I think I have this same exact cheese board…(ewww…;)) I cleaned it up and painted it, but never knew exactly what to do with it…thanks so much for the inspiration!!!
Brambleberry Cottage says
It adds such a sweet "spring" feel to your quaint vignette, Christina. And it will be so much fun to decorate with each season. 😉
Thanks for linking to the party. By the way, your "girly desk" was my favorite, too! That's why I featured it on Talented Time Travelers.
Liz @ the Brambleberry Cottage
Oh, what a fun idea! I admire people like you who can find a "diamond in the rough" at the thrift store and turn it into something special. Love it!
Stopping by from Amanda's party. 🙂
[email protected] says
Absolutely beautiful. I have never been so fortunate to lcoate an intact cheese cloche second hand. One day, maybe.
Amanda @ Serenity Now says
Your vignette is lovely! You did a great job on your cloche makeover…love the addition of the pretty paper. Much better than cheese (and I love cheese)
Thanks for joining my Weekend Bloggy Reading party! Hope you'll visit me at Serenity Now again soon. 🙂
Allison @ House of Hepworths says
It turned out beautifully! Thanks for the shout out!!
Mary @ Redo 101 says
Love your cloche, it looks great with the paint! I finally found one at a yard sale this weekend – I think I'll use your scrapbook inspiration. Thanks for sharing over at Beneath my Heart.
Healthy Branscoms says
I am a new follower to your blog! 🙂 Love it! Erin