Thursday, August 5, 2010

Beachy Keen Cheese Dome Cloche

I'm about to a minor makeover in the master bath.  I say minor because we can't afford the floor or wainscoting right now.  I also want a new cabinet and an additional sink.  We just don't have it in the budget right now so I'm just planning to paint, frame the mirror and get Charles to hang a new light over the mirror.   I've already painted the bathroom once and we changed out all of the hardware from an ugly chrome to brushed nickel.  Right now, the walls are a soothing light green that I really love, but it' time for a change.

I'm going for a beachy theme this time.  My powder room was the beachy room, but I've just done a makeover on it (will post on that soon) and I decided to move my shells and stuff from the powder room to the master bath.  So far, I've completed one project for the new master bathroom.

I've made two other cloches, but this one is my favorite.  The shells I used in this one, I got from Hobby Lobby.  All of the shells that I've found along various beaches are elsewhere in the house, already being displayed.  

I've been so busy this week with a sick Hannah and trying to get the house back in order after last week's project, that I haven't had time to work on much.  I managed to get the cloche done over the course of three days and I'm starting another bathroom related project today.  I'm hoping to be able to get the bathroom painted this weekend.  Fingers crossed!!

Linking to:
Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple
Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous
Feature Yourself Friday @ Fingerprints on the Fridge 
Weekend Wrap Up Party @ Tatertots and Jello
Style Feature Sat @ Perfectly Imperfect  
Sunday Showcase Party @ Under the Table & Dreaming
Sundae Scoop @ i heart naptime  
Met Monday @ Between Naps on the Porch
Craft-O-Maniac Monday  
DIY Project Parade @ The DIY Showoff 
Motivate Me Monday @ Keeping it Simple
Just Something I Whipped Up @ The Girl Creative  
Market Yourself Monday @ Sumo's Sweet Stuff 
Making the World Cuter Monday 
Mad Skills Party @ Mad in Crafts 
Three or More Tuesday @ The Gypsy's Corner 
Make it 4 Monday
Made By You Monday @ Skip to My Lou  
Making Monday Marvelous 
Take-a-Look Tuesday
Anti Procrastination Tuesday  
DIY Day @ A Soft Place to Land 
Twice Owned Tuesday @ House of Grace 
Get Your Craft on Tuesday @ Today's Creative Blog 
We Did It Weds @ Sew Much Ado 
Power of Paint Party @ Domestically Speaking 
Show and Tell @ Blue Cricket Design 
Whatever Goes Weds @ Someday Crafts 
Make it Yours Day @ My Backyard Eden 
Show Us What You're Workin' With @ Me and My Bucket 
Look What I made @ Creations by Kara
Get Your Craft On @ Life as Lori 
Creative Therapy @ Life in the Pitts 
Creative Share @ Trendy Treehouse
Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest  
Fab Finds Friday @ The Simpler Life

31 crafty peeps said:

  1. I LOVE it!!! The white is gorgeous and with the shells it looks so elegant. I have a hard time coming up for things to put in my cloches.

  2. I am following you thanks to New Friend Fridays!It would be nice if you could share the love back on my blog!
    Also we have the coolest blog-hop there is... no rules just fun and would love you to join in:) Oh and if you need any help tweaking your blog or easy HTML tips, you know where to come!Happy Friday!

  3. I love it!!! I found you on Finding Fabulous! I just bought my very first cloche from the GW. My hubby asked what I wanted to do with it. See, we are Texans that lived and LOVED the ocean. We moved to Arizona just last year and in-spite of what George Straight says I have YET to find any ocean front property out here. So I would like to make a beach scene in my cloche!! Thanks for the inspiration. :)

  4. Hi There!

    What a great idea! Those shells are beautiful.

    I'm visiting from NFF. I too have four furbabies. I love the name of your blog, and your banner is great! Your pup is a good sport (and super cute!).

    Have a great weekend!

  5. Great idea! Your shells look so pretty under glass. I will have to remember this the next time I head for the beach.

  6. I love that...what a unique way to display the shells...

  7. I love the shells under the dome! Thanks for swinging by from Funky Junk! Following you too...it's always great to find fellow thrifters. :O)

  8. What a neat way to display shells!

  9. I love it! CUTE shell display!

  10. Really pretty! I haven't done one of these yet, but I keep meaning to...thanks SO much for linking up to Style Feature Saturday! -shaunna :)

  11. I love your cloche and the shells look great in it!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia :)

  12. Love the cloche with the shells... SO PERFECT!!! Have a wonderful week, Donna

  13. Very charming Kristi!

    love, kelee

  14. It's gorgeous! I love it and I'm a new follower. Come see me sometime at http://sceneofthegrime.blogspot.com
    I live in SC too!

  15. i always love shells in a decor for the texture and the romance that they imply. Thank you for sharing your design. Cherry Kay

  16. Visting from Craft-o-mania...Love you cloche and the idea of using it in the bathroom! I made one similar...great minds think alike. Hope you can stop by my lil' blog for a look-see!

  17. So adorable! It's a nice idea to display pretty shells.

    I'm laughing at your precious header photo. Love it! *Smiles*

  18. I just made one of these too! I painted mine ivory, and then sanded it to give it a distressed look. I have mine in my kitchen with some sick gerbera daisies inside. Love it!

    I agree with everyone else. Displaying the shells in it is a great idea!

  19. Thanks for linking up to the Mad Skills party this week!

  20. Your cloche is cute--but what really caught my eye is the green paint! I agree it's a soothing color. Do you happen to know what it is? Thanks for posting. I came over from Cottage Instincts.

  21. VERY cute! I'm such a sucker for cloches! :)

  22. What a cute idea, Kristi! It turned out adorable! :)

  23. This is a great idea! I just got some "new" furniture from Craigslist for the guest room and there's a bare corner that just needs something. Think I might look into something like this.

  24. What a great piece of decor!! It's beautiful! I'm loving your blog and I'm so excited to be your newest follower! I would also like to invite you to my link party/giveaway every Friday at FrouFrouDecor! I love new friends and hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FFD~

  25. Oh my - that is quite a list of parties! The cloche is gorgeous!