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Friday, June 18, 2010

Under the Dome

One thing about moving all of your stuff out of the house and then moving it back in: you do start to re-evaluate your possessions.
 
Take this cheese dome, for example. The wooden bottom has been through the dishwasher and is pretty much unfinished at this point. That's okay though; I have no recollection of the last time we used the thing. I also seem to be hoarding empty candle jars. There has to be a use for these, right?
 
So we're going to take Mr. Boring here...
 
 ...and give him three nice light coats of Rustoleum Aqua.
And let's take our little candle jar here and add some sand and shells.
 That's already better.
Now, let's run a bead of my favorite adhesive, Goop, around the top of the candle jar.
And we'll just set that aqua base right on top of it!
There you have it, a little seaside display, all fresh and summery, from things I had lying around the house. 
Well okay, the storage bin. But for free, I LOVE it!
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39 comments:

ourlifeinaclick.blogspot.com said...

I love my cheese dome. I bought it w/out the board but I've seen them at GW w/ all kinds of boards. I love what you did with it!

Cheryl said...

I'm a sucker for decorations under glass. Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday:)

Jenn @ Seeds on a Breeze said...

I saw this on the Just Something I Whipped Up party. This is a great upcycle project! I'm in stash busting mode as well. Come over and see my latest projects at Seeds on a Breeze.

Jill said...

Awesome! I love how you made the base out of an old candle holder!

Life in Rehab said...

Thank you ladies. New stuff to decorate your house with is even better when it's FREE!

Rory from Tools Are For Women Too! said...

What a fun project showing what you can do with stuff just hanging around the house! Thanks for showing this to us on Modern Craftswoman Monday! Rory

Mary said...

I love this! Great idea :) The seashell under the cloche looks so lovely. Visiting from Met Monday~

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks, Mary, I was just over on your blog!

Sarah @ The Pumpkin Patch said...

how cool! I never would have thought to put the bowl on the bottom. I love the aqua color too!

Thanks for linking to Messy Monday! I'm excited for your next post.

gnee said...

very pretty! such a nice way to show-off your sea shells.

Diann said...

Very cute! A great idea to show off a small collection of something!

Life in Rehab said...

Thank you everyone for your sweet words, it really makes me smile!

Natasha said...

That looks really good. What a great way to bring something forgotten back to life! I love the colour you painted the cheese-board too.

Best wishes,
Natasha.

Ashley said...

This is a great idea. Plus I love to redo things that are just laying around the house not being used. Thanks for linking up with 6 Inches of Ribbon. Come back friday and link up again!

★All Thingz Related★ said...

Thanks for joining us for Anything Related #12! ~Bridgette

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

That's cute! Using a glass jar on the bottom is a new spin~I like how you have a display on the top and the bottom.

Well done!

Life in Rehab said...

Thanks for dropping by ladies, and thank you for the compliments!

Suzanne, thanks, and I love the "snow globe" effect it has.

Megan said...

It's creative and fun AND free!? That's my kind of craft!

Life in Rehab said...

Free is my favorite price tag!

Diane at Perfectly Imperfect Life said...

Love it! I recently made a cloche out of a cheese dome too. I painted it off white and I've not been completely happy with it. I was recently considering painting it with my leftover Rustoleum Aqua, but now I'm sold!

Leslie said...

What a cute idea! I love the new look! Thanks for linking up to Hoo's got talent!

mle said...

What a great idea! Those cheese domes used to be in every Goodwill but now with all these cute makeovers there are none to be found : ( Love the aqua!

Life in Rehab said...

mle, I know! I've been yard saling, Goodwill lurking, and dumpster diving for DECADES, and then everyone else caught on!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Love it. I love a cloche of any kind or size. Yours turned out wonderful. I am hosting a "Summer Cloche Party" on July 16th. I hope you will join us. This is a perfect entry. Hugs, Marty

Life in Rehab said...

A cloche party? Try and keep me away!

Maryann @ Domestically-Speaking said...

I keep trying to find a cloche at a garage or thrift...no luck yet... love yours' blue.

Julie @ Frugal and Fabulous Design said...

I really love the aqua you chose for this project - so fresh and pretty.

Thanks for linking up to Fab Friday -

Cheers!

Rose :: FineCraftGuild.com said...

Great idea!! Thanks for linking it up at Fine Craft Guild DIY Linky Party.

Do join again with an equally great tutorial next party, will ya? It opens Wednesday and you can reach it from our homepage.

:0-)
Rose
Http://www.FineCraftGuild.com

Heather said...

The best kind of projects are always free! Love the beachy inspiration & thanks again for linking up to Fab Friday!

Debbie Moore at Slice of Pie Entertaining and Cookbooks said...

So creative! I have trouble parting with things that hve been "a part of the family" like your much used and probably loved ... cheese board! What a great way to give it new life! Thanks for sharing.

Olive Cooper said...

Love the aqua...well done...It all looks good under glass...a new quest for me...olive♥

Nestled In Rosenberg said...

How unique! I love that! :)

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Thank you so much for joining the party. I just think this is so clever. A cloch and a cloche. What a creative idea. Hugs, Marty

Happier Than a Pig in Mud said...

Very pretty and seasonal-enjoy!

someplace in thyme said...

That's a beautiful cloche you created and I love the aqua color. Very pretty, Char

Yellow Rose Arbor said...

I have a cheese dome, but no base, wish I could find one, I would paint it too!

Katherine

imaginationlane said...

Great idea..and I love the blue paint! Enjoy the rest of the party...

Lynette

Rachel said...

Double decker Cloche- awesome!
Thanks for sharing!
Rachel

Yanet @ 3 Sun Kissed Boys said...

So pretty and beachy. Great combination, if you ask me.