Sunday, March 6, 2016

Turning a Vintage light into a Cloche

The good Lord knows I didn't need anymore lights...but
when I saw this light hanging in a foyer, I knew it would be perfect as a cloche.

I took out the hardware, which was easy, and then cut an all thread to attach the top lid to the tip so it wouldn't be seen.

Then the fun part came and I started painting it with a brush.  I'm not a fan of spray paint because the white is always too gray.  Slightly distressing it once completed gave it that look that I love.

And here it is finished, on the dining table, perfect for displaying my dainty tea pot.

But morning came and I felt that it needed some color with all of the lovely floral print on the chair covers.

Now it's perfect!

I can take the lid off and position things quite easily.  It would even be a great thing for cookies or some baked goodies.  The ideas are endless!

Thanks to a dear friend for giving it to me!

Now I'm trying to figure out how to adorn this plain wreath without making it permanent or hurting the delicate flowers.  Maybe I'll just make a big, beautiful bow....

Or I may just relax.  I feel like Louis looks...tired and lazy today!

Have a great week everyone...I hope it's a blessed one.  I know we all need the blessings!


  1. Melanie, I love the cloche you clever girl. The little pink flowers did make it perfect. Blessings, xoxo, Susie
    p.s. love that cat.

  2. What a beautiful idea! I especially love the lacy bottom edge. I need to keep an eye out at the thrift stores for a similar one.

  3. Aren't you smart. I love the cloche you made. Your cat is beautiful too. :)

    I'd love it if you'd come join us on Thursday for Thoughts of Home on Thursday. This would be a perfect post for this gathering.

  4. everything i see in your home i love,just wish i could do the same in my home but as i live in grey,cold UK it would be impossible to use white! melanie you should be very proud of yoursels and your home.xx

  5. Wow! That is quite the transformation....great idea---and sure beats paying through the nose for a cloche. Grins and thanks, Sandi

  6. I absolutely love everything you do! You have the most beautiful home and I'm modeling mine after yours.


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