Thursday, August 13, 2009

From clock to cloche

I'm participating in a couple new parties this week and I'm pretty excited about it! The first is Make Your Monday hosted by Kim at Twice Remembered. Next, MET Monday over at Between Naps on the Porch. Be sure to check out the other projects ... there's no way you'll be disappointed!

A while ago, I was lucky enough to find a cheese dome at Goodwill that I decided to use as a cloche. I've seen cloches on so many blogs, I couldn't even begin to link to them all. Everytime I see one I want my very own a little more.

Well, I took a spontaneous trip to Goodwill and found this.
And I thought, hey ... why not turn it in to this?

So, I took the clock off and ended up with a this ... ahhh, a cloche.

Yeah, there are holes in the base now but I knew they'd usually be covered.

So, I spray painted it with a new favorite ... Krylon Almond - Satin, not glossy.

Don't these colors look pretty together?

I found this owl, too so I used Krylon Bahama Sea (pictured above).

Muuuuuch better.

Between coats, I gathered a few sticks to make a nice nest for my cloche.

Doesn't he look happy?

Whoooo'd know this used to be a clock?

And there you have it ... another successful project for under $10!

Stop by Gina's place for Transformation Thursday ... that's where I'll be!


  1. Caaauuuute! I love krylon, now I will love it in Almond! Fabulous find and exquisite redux...

  2. What a neat idea! That was so cleaver and turned out beautifully! Love it!

  3. Neat!!! I love the color you's got an Anthro vibe going!!

  4. Yes!! I love that color. Sprayed a bench and a little birdie too. I also just sprayed an owl in Jade. Love blue :)

  5. I always look at those and think they are just cloches with usually a non working clock in them...great that you actually took one on and redid it. If you come by my post you'll see I have PLENTY else to tackle.

  6. How cute and clever - you did a great job! Love it!

  7. Love the transformation, you did a great job. The blue owl is adorable!


  8. My grandmother HAS that clock and now I want it!!

  9. Soo clever!! Looks awesome!

  10. Great thinking! Love the color you used on the owl.

  11. You did a great job. I am working on a Cloche transformation that I need to present --maybe on my next KNOCK OFF KNOCK OFF party.
    This is my first time to your blog. I hope you will come for a visit.
    Its So Very Cheri

  12. Charming, fresh and FUN! Good re-envisioning. on the party!

    love, kelee

  13. Hey! Haven't seen many posts from you lately..all ok?
    And I found one of these the other day so I am excited to try a cloche out for the first time.
    Also, need your creative input on something.
    'e' me if you can.

  14. Okay so this is brilliant! I know I have one of these clocks running around - and this looks so much better. I am off to become a follower of your blog...



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