Thursday, November 12, 2009

.99 Cent Vase Turned Cloche ~

During my thrift shopping this week, I came across this vase for .99 cents. I instantly turned it upside down and could see the beautiful cloche it was meant to be.

So I picked up this knob at Target for $4.99. Seems like I should be able to find one cheaper, but the cheaper ones always seem to be cheap plastic - imagine that.
And grabbed my liquid nails.
As the knob was drying, I searched for my base. I had purchased this at Michaels way back. I believe it was .99 cents.

I turned to my black spray paint and began hunting for the next part of the base. This candlestick I picked up a month or so ago at the gigantic Goodwill in Seattle for - you guessed it - .99 (I am on a roll here).

And yes, painted it black as well.

And I put them all together -

I liked it, but I wasn't LOVIN' it. So remember these candlesticks I picked up this week? I used one on my crown project here. I grabbed the other one, ran out to my very cold garage and painted it black - spray paint takes a LONG time to dry when it is 4o degrees...

Ah, much better -

Then I made a tag.
Why the 4? Well there are currently 4 of us in our family - but I am holding my breath secretly hoping for more!
And here is the cloche that little vase was meant to be...and for the grand total of about $9 bucks (and the pesky knob was $5 of it). Now I just need to find some Fall items to replace the playful chess pieces...


I linked this up to Frugalicious Friday over at Finding Fabulous!

And Miss Mustard Seed is hosting Furniture Feature Friday. She also has a giveaway for those who link up!

I added this to Transformation Thursday over at The Shabby Chic Cottage. Be sure to head on over, there are always a ton of great ideas!

48 comments:

Tammy @ tinselshop.com said...

Chelsea, that is just gorgeous! You have definitely inspired me!!!

Best wishes,
Tammy

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

I don't know why I am always amazed at what you come up with, Chelsea! You are so creative! This worked out so good and while I liked the first candlestick, the second is a bit more substantial. I even like the chess pieces in this.

Designs on 47th Street said...

Love it! That turned into something very beautiful for sure. I found a really similar vase/cloche but couldn't figure out how to make a knob stick. I see now ~~ Liquid Nails! :) Oh, I could also use a tutorial on the tag! Hope your dream comes true, by the way! ;)

Donna

Love the Decor! said...

Chelsea
You are unbelievably creative
I love this!

Nicole @ BugaBoos said...

I have some glass ones just like yours and I definitely have to do this! Love it!! They look better than the expensive ones I see in so many catalogs! I to love the idea of using those little craft plaque things like you did, I always see them and wonder what I could do with them and now I know!! Awesome!

Stephanie said...

That's awesome...thanks for sharing :)

Home is My Sanctuary said...

Very creative. I just love your goodwill finds. My small little goodwill store doesn't hold a candle to what you find. Love it and hope if you're wishing for a 3rd, it comes true!

Cathy said...

Wow!!! I am amazed...you are so creative!!! You created a real beauty!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Cathy said...

Wow!!! I am amazed...you are so creative!!! You created a real beauty!!!

Enjoy!!!
XOXO
Cathy

Ticking and Toile said...

wow how cute is that! you are quite creative! Looks great & good luck on what your holding your breath for! :o)

Shellagh

Angie said...

another great one! I'm so bummed I haven't found any treasures at Goodwill my last two visits. :( I did find some great stuff at a new consignment store so I'll have to do a post soon!

Lindsey said...

Cute! That was such a great idea! Love your blog!

Laurel @ Ducks in a Row said...

What a great find - I totally love it! I love how you made it your own.

Jacey @ Trash2MyTreasure said...

super cute and creative, I love it!

Dawn said...

Love it!!! I'm gonna have to copy this one!!!

Jane said...

This is very creative. A great example of taking a little of this and a little of that and coming up with a BIG impact piece. I love it!
Jane

Lisa@Pickles and Cheese said...

This looks so great! Nice job Chelsea! I'll be looking for these "parts" around town and hope I can give this one a try myself. Thanks for the how-to!

Karen @ Elsie Eleanor Designs said...

Love it!!!

Pat said...

Can you please come to my house & help?? :-) This is beautiful too! Of course, I love black.

Jill said...

No way! You are one fabulous girl! I love it...the tag just makes it that much better!!

Empty Nest Full Life said...

What a great piece! Fantastic job on that one, and all the little creative touches are wonderful! Jackie

Tammy@InStitches said...

I love it ! I don't have one of those yet.....

Badillo Family said...

What a great idea! I love it and can't wait to try it! Love that you used a vase...and a candlestick. I have lots of those running around! Thanks for your inspiration and sharing your amazing talents!

Stefanie said...

This looks great! I just saw this same project somewhere else and knew I had to do it! I have been looking for a vase like that at the goodwill and haven't found one yet though. You rock for showing us that it's OK if you don't like what turns out the first time to show it and to redo it!

~ RM said...

What a WONDERFUL idea! I'm practically jumping out of my seat! I've been dying to have a cloche collection, but I don't want to spend a fortune! GOing to copy this asap. (you will be credited once the post is up)Thanks so much!

Symone's Mommy said...

genius!

Kristin said...

Why can't I have that kind of creativity? Beautiful!

Misty said...

I can not believe the cute things you think of! I wish my mind worked that well in the craft area! Love it! Add a touch of red to it and it can be Twilight inspired...just in time for the New Moon release! YAY!!!

Tammy said...

CHelsea, that is amazing that you could take those things and turn them into something so pretty! Awesome job!

Miss Mustard Seed said...

This is just wonderful! It looks like whoever made that vase meant it to be a cloche and just messed up or something. And all of the components look perfect togther. I agree that the candle stick is much better & more substancial. What I love most about this is it does not look like a "craft project." It looks like it was made that way, not a bunch of pieces glued together. Well done!

Lou Cinda said...

Shut Up!!! I LOVE this!! LOVE the tag!!

Sooooooooo cute!!!!

You are awesome!

Lou Cinda :)

Rachel said...

LOVE IT!!! That is one of the cleverist projects I have seen, and I am SO going to make my own!!! Thanks for the inspiration!

Rachel@ Simply Rachel

Kim said...

@Cheap Chic Home. I want one of these! Another great job.

Sandy said...

Great Job! Very creative.

Annette said...

Love it! You always have some wonderful transformations!

Craft Tea Lady said...

I am SO INSPIRED! I am going to keep my eyes open when I go out thrifting for sure!

www.xanga.com/crafttealady

Lindsey@creativeattempts said...

That is awesome! I NEED to get to a thrift store!! I don't have any cloches cuz they're always so expensive but this I can DO! Thanks for sharing :)

Dee said...

Hi Chelsea - This is my first time on your Blog and I am in love. What fabulous ideas. I am going to steal this cloche idea if you don't mind and run with it. Thanks for the inspiration - I will certainly pop over often.

Adrian

Shari said...

This is one of the most creative projects I've seen in a long time! How creative to think to but all those random things together and make something fabulous. Great job!

Julia Stainton said...

This totally rocks!

marty (A Stroll Thru Life) said...

Oh I love it. I so hope you will show this at the "Holiday Cloche Party" on Dec. 4th. You can find all the details on my sidebar. It is just perfect. Hugs, Marty

every day is a gift... said...

love this...believe me, i'm on a lookout for same or similiar!

Mikael@starter home to dream home said...

You got your craft on! awesome. I LOVE that. I am wanting that for my kitchen... may have to do this in the future!

Jane said...

I love this simple project...it shows such creativity and looks fabulous! Thanks for linkin' up to Frugalicious Friday!

jane @ finding Fabulous

Gina @ The Shabby Chic Cottage said...

Oh my word how gorgeous! And, yes, that candlestick made a world of difference!

Sandy said...

Wonderful project, it looks great. the larger candle holder does look much better. Thanks so much for sharing. Hope you stop by and visit sometime.
Sandy

{Bellamere Cottage} said...

Hi Chelsea!

That just couldn't be cuter. I LOVE it....I've made cloches out of those glass candle holders too....but they're sure getting hard to find!

LOVE the Goodwill in Seattle. Whew...that'll take 'ya a day, won't it? I posted quite awhile ago about an adorable little oak desk my daugher got there for a song.....If I remember right, it was about 30 dollars....should have been much, much more. :-) Oh how we love a bargain.

Warm blessings,
Spencer

Reen said...

Oh wow! I love this! Great job and the price was right! Thanks for the inspiration. Please visit me aytime at http://twogingerprinces.blogspot.com/

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