Guest Post {Scissors & Spatulas}

Today I’d like to Welcome Jen from Scissors & Spatulas to ADITS!!!
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Hi, I’m Jen! I’m a mom, a wife, a housekeeper, a cook, a decorator, a crafter and a blogger. On my blog I share a little bit of everything that I enjoy from DIY projects, home decor, crafts and recipes to fun activities for the kids and family experiences. Hence my blog name: Scissors & Spatulas: And Everything in Between! 

I want to thank Courtney for having me today so that I can share with you  
how I turned these thrift store finds:

Into this decorative cloche:
I go thrifting often. I think it has become a bit of an obsession. I love other people’s junk! One thing I’ve been looking for is a cloche. These babies are pretty expensive in the store so I’ve been on the hunt for something that I can use to make one of my own. I was thrilled when I found this old wooden cheese plate {I think?} with a glass cover. I also purchased the glass candle holder to use as a base to give it some height.
I got both for $4! Oh one other thing about me that I forgot to mention – I LOVE a good bargain!
So here’s how I did it. . .
First I sprayed both pieces with two coats of black spray paint.
I used sandpaper to distress the paint and let the beautiful dark wood show through.

I used Gorilla Glue to attach the wooden plate to the candle holder. I turned the plate upside down because the candle holder fit perfectly in the circular indention.
This was my first time using Gorilla Glue. The instructions said to use a small amount. I guess I used a little too much. So be careful, the glue expands as it dries! Luckily it’s the underside of the platter so you cannot see the dried glue oozing out!

Viola! A miniature cloche for my counter top for just a few dollars! Now, what to put in it?

One of my boxwood balls from Hobby Lobby fits perfectly!

A big thanks to Courtney for having me today! I hope you’ll stop by my blog to look around a bit!
Scissors & Spatulas

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A BIG thank you Jen for guest posting here today! I love your little cloche!!!! Head over and visit Jen at Scissors and Spatulas when you get a chance, she has some fabulous stuff to check out!

Comments

  1. That is an old cheese server. Princess House had one in the early 90s. But their product of hand blown has the Princess Heritage cut into the glass. You did a greta job here! I like this look! Happy SUnday! Anne

  2. this is sooo cute! i will definitely have to look for some pieces to make my own! thanks for the inspiration 🙂

  3. Super cute! Clever idea.

  4. That is really pretty! I’ll have to browse the thrift store more! Great post Jen!

  5. That looks very classy. I love a good thrift store makeover.

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