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Thursday, June 9, 2011

The Pedestal Cloche, All Gussied Up

Ah, pedestal cloches.

I'd have to day that I love making them more than anything else I do.  It's just amazing how a little paint can unite two pieces in such a wonderful way.

Before I go any further, I have to give a shout-out to Allison @ House of Hepworths, which is where I first saw this idea.  Thanks, Allison!

I've made and painted at least 20 pedestal cloches in the past year.  The materials for these are my top priority when I go thrifting.  Sometimes the domes are scarce and sometimes it's the wood candlesticks.  Recently, I'd used up my candlestick stash and was having a hard time finding new ones.  Around this time, I was scouring the isles of my local Good Will when I came across these resin candlesticks.

I'm a big sucker for anything ornate and of course, I know how much paint can transform something and make everything look crisp and clean.  Needless to say, I bought these babies.  I'd planned to paint them as sell them as what they were, but then I noticed that one of them was missing the aluminum cup that holds the bottom end of the candle in place.  Hmmmm.....  what to do?  Well, why does the cloche candlestick have to be made of wood?  Couldn't I just use any kind of candlestick?


Yes, I think so.


I can't get over just how pretty these two are, and I'm sure you can guess what else has made it to the top of my thrifting list.



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39 crafty peeps said:

  1. OOOh! I've never made these with anything but wood candlesticks... me thinks I will have to try other variences!

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  2. @~PJ

    I know, right! I'd never thought of it before this! Now, of course, I can't find anymore ornate candlesticks. ha ha

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  3. Oh, they are amazing! I love the last one - the color is wonderful! Happy Thursday!

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  4. I can't believe how great those resin candlesticks look all painted up!

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  5. Oooh, those were awesomely hideous in their original form...they looked like hula candlesticks! LOVE how they turned out with a little paint...really nice result.

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  6. Wow! Those look completely different with just a little touch of paint! Great job...I just might have to keep my eye out at Goodwill, too ;)

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  7. These are just beautiful. What wonderful transformations. I never would have thought!! Great job!

    XO,
    Janie

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  9. Great imagination. I would have walked right past those candlesticks, they are pretty hideous but you made them beautiful.

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  10. From an ugly duckling to a beautiful swan!

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  11. I apologize if it has been awhile since you got a blog makeover because that means I have stopped by in awhile :-( But I love it! And you have a good eye for potential, the cloches are so pretty!

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  12. Absolutely ~ I think they worked out great, Kristi! They are very pretty and give such a nice look to the whole piece. Love the colors you chose, too.

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  13. great job... especially love the aqua one!

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  14. Wow, this looks great!!! Very good job!!!

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  15. I love, love, love the turquoise one!!! Such a cute idea.

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  16. I can't believe how gorgeous it turned out! Fabulous:)
    www.karismaheartsavannah.blogspot.com

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  17. Just adorable and so dainty - you have a great eye!!

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  18. Awesome! I love cake plates with pedestals, I collect them and wow!...you've inspire me to do just these!! Very talented and imaginative, I love it. Hugs. FABBY

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  19. how gorgeous! :) and such a brilliant idea! :)

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  20. They are so pretty, I love gluing two things together to make something completely new. Great job.

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  21. Fabulous!!! Love the cake stands!! They look smashing!!!

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  22. Love this! I am sooo obsessed with red and blues right now! Oh yea, I live in SC too! I cant wait to get together with other Southern Bloggers soon!

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  23. How lovely! A true metamorphosis.

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    Happy Monday to you.

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  24. I'm a sucker for the ornate as well. This looks great. Why not mix materials?

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  25. I just found a cloche today at my local thrift store! what a fun way to make it slightly more interesting.

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  26. That is so cute! I LOVE the white AND the turquoise.... SO CUTE! Best idea!

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  27. Hello--
    Popped over from Between Naps to say these are great. I have made the with glass candlesticks and plates. I even put a teacup and plate on a candlestick for my dresser.
    These are fun.

    Melinda

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  28. Wow, I'm in love with your cloches!!! I love the white one, but then I love the blue one, so I go back and forth! I honestly would never have thought to use those candlesticks in this project. You're right, it's hard to find the domes for the top, but a cloche is so lovely for so many items. Thanks for sharing at Metamorphosis Monday. Oh and I "followed" you while I was here.

    Mary @ Redo 101

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  29. WOW!!

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  30. awesome! I love turquoise:)

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  31. I love making these too and get SOOO excited when I find the glass domes at GW! Found one yesterday and did a little happy dance in the aisle. :) I adore the fancy resin candlesticks you used...I too have been sticking to wood candlesticks which are typically not as ornate. Thank you for helping me think outside the box!!

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  32. Beautiful! I love it!
    You will be featured at my next linky party @ {nifty thrifty sunday}! Come and grab a button if you'd like! :)
    Thank you so much for linking up!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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  33. Um...LOVE! I am so hesitant when it comes to fun colors, but I really like all the colors you've been using lately! I need to branch out... Thanks for the inspiration!

    Emily

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  34. They're gorgeous! I love the ornate detail on the bases.

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