Sunday, April 17, 2011

Makeover Of A Makeover


I got this cheese dome from a thrift store back in November for $2.80. It got a quick makeover and I was never %100 happy with it. I painted it black which was nice, but every time I put something in it you really couldn't tell what exactly was in it unless you were up close. Just a bit too dark. Plus, I loved seeing everyone else blog about how they put a candle stick on the bottom to give it a bit more height and substance. So, I decided it needed another makeover. I went up to my favorite Goodwill store in Lewiston and found this guy for .99 cents. WooHoo for a good find!! Sanded off all the black paint. Well, I did leave a tiny bit on, but it's OK. I wanted some of it to show through. A bit of Gorilla Glue does the trick to stick these two together. Doesn't it look hideous at this point?! But, with a bit of paint.... a little bit of time....
and a few coats!

A bit of sanding, and you have this cute little guy...


TA DA!



I think it looks so much better! I can actually see what's inside without having to crouch down to look inside. These things are so fun to put just about anything in. This was a quick and frugal makeover of a makeover.




Fun, Fun!























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Transformation Thursday


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21 comments:

  1. I have two of those cheese domes waiting for a makeover. My problem is picking a color. I love yours in the distressed white. Looks great!

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  2. What a great makeover!! I love how you did this and I love the sparkly eggs! :)

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  3. ah it looks awesome! I love the distressing! Thanks so much for linking up to Handmade Tuesdays @ Ladybug Blessings.. www.ladybug-blessings.com

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  4. Saw your project at the craft catwalk. Now a new follower! Love the way this came out. Thanks for sharing!

    ~Jess @ makingoverthemartins.blogspot.com

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  5. Oh, I LOVE this idea! I'll have to keep my eye out for a wooden candle stick now ...

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  6. Love it!!! Good job, Tanya!!!

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  7. I must look for a cheese dome and candlestick for this project! Great job! Thanks so much for linking up to Terrific Under Ten today!

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  8. Very cute. Is there anything Gorilla Glue can't do. Love the thrifty makeover!

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  9. love the color .. looks so delicate with the pink and white.

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  10. Oooh. Very pretty! Your title was clever as well.

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  11. Wow! What a great idea! I'll be on the lookout for a cheese dome and candlestick in future Frenchie Friday Finds! You did a great job distressing it too!

    Cheers,
    Sandra

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  12. Great idea, I have the glass part but need something for the bottom, yours looks so lovely with the pink eggs!

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  13. Awesome job! I love that you added the candlestick to the bottom; gives it that extra punch. :)

    Katie
    www.sweetrosestudio.blogspot.com

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  14. So cute!!! I just saw one of this cheese domes and didn't buy it, now I wish I would have!! Great idea!! I would love it if you linked up to my party so I could feature it!!
    Have a great day!!
    Tasha
    PS~I am your newest follower! Im excited to see all your other projects!

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  15. Love this so much! I want to find one of those cute little cheese trays to glue to my candle stick makeover from a couple months ago! Love it girl!

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  16. This is adorable and wonderful! I will definitely have to try this out!!

    Stopping by from the dot dot dot linky party!!!

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  17. Thanks so much for linking up to Try it Tuesday at Dotdotdot!! I am featuring this today so make sure to grab a button if you like!!! Have a happy Monday! Hope to see you tomorrow!!
    Tasha

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  18. I wanted to buy one of those, but didn't know what I would do with it in between uses...now i know! i'll use it as decor!

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