Monday, April 26, 2010

Makeover Monday!

Good Monday morning everyone! I hope everyone had a great weekend. I sure did what with celebrating my first wedding anniversary with my wonderful husband and then my birthday yesterday! But now it's back to the grind and I'm getting ready to head out the door for another long work week!

Before I head out to get this week started, I wanted to share my latest Dollar Tree makeover. Actually, one of the pieces for this makeover came from a local pottery store but since it only cost me ninety-nine cents, I guess it could have come from the Dollar Tree too! I love cloches, and have seen several bloggers that make them from the most amazing things, things that you wouldn't ordinarily think of using for one. Well, I didn't make one, but I was lucky enough to find one at a favorite local pottery store. I couldn't pass it up since it was less than a dollar! So I snatched that bad boy up and it sat in my craft room for weeks because I didn't have anything to display it on. Then inspiration hit when I was standing in the Dollar Tree looking at candle supplies. I picked up a glass candlestick and a glass candle plate. I was so excited when I got home and put them all together, but I didn't like the fact that it was all glass so I decided to change that! Here's what I started with:



Eh, o.k. I guess, but I like color so I decided the plate and candlestick needed to be painted. And since I'm a HUGE fan of black, that's what I went with. After they dried, I glued the two pieces together with some Liquid Nails adhesive and voila, a beautiful base was born for my cloche. And one of my dearest friends got me a Willow Tree friendship figurine for my birthday, so that is what I put under my cloche. Here's the finished product:





I love the way it turned out and for $3 and some glue, you can't beat the price!

I'm feverishly working on some things for my giveaway and hope to be able to share all that with y'all on Wednesday.

Well, that's all I have for now. Gotta get off here and get out the door! I'm late as usual!!

Until next time. . .

Hugs,

19 comments:

  1. That is adorable Donna~ what a great idea you had!!!! Love all the boots up top, those are wonderful and glad you enjoyed your weekend:)

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  2. Happy Belated Birthday Donna!
    I love how the cloche turned out and what a bargain! Have a great week and don't work too hard. Cindy

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  3. This is a fantastic makeover!
    I never thought of painting the glass candle sticks...inspiration is floating in my head now...thank you for that!
    Have a great week!

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  4. Char at The Pickled Pepper Patch did a tutorial similar to this one a long while back. I loved it and I love yours too. I made a couple just using the candle stick holders and pretty flowered plates. I glued the two pieces together for little fudge and candy serving dishes at Christmas time. You can use the old style cheese plate domes that you can sometimes find at GW to use as the cover as well. Thanks for being so creative Donna.
    Hope your birthday and anniversary were fun.
    Hugs,
    AMY

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  5. Happy Anniversary and Happy Birthday too! I love your make over! What a wonderful idea. I hope you have a wonderful Monday!

    ~Dan~

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  6. Great makeover, I have tons of willow tree..thanks for sharing.
    Blessings,
    ~Ronda~

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  7. How very pretty this is Donna!! I really love all of the Willow tree figurines! I have several of them.. Hmmm, I've been gathering and pondering up ideas on what to put inside my cloche.. I just might have to see if I have a small enough figurine to fit inside of mine..My small cloche is one that held cheese slices on..with the glass lid overtop.. Thanks for sharing yours Donna!

    Have a wonderful day!

    Blessings,
    ~Lynn

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  8. That's beautiful!! I wish I had an imagination and could come up with such wonderful ideas.

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  9. That turned out wonderful! At first glance I thought... what did she do with the plate and candlestick, then read on. *laughing* I love it!

    Hope you had a joyfilled weekend! *hugs*

    Debbie

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  10. Very nice and oh so simple. It looks great.

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  11. That is clever & beautiful ...

    Have a great week.
    TTFN ~ Hugs in love, Marydon

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  12. What a great makeover!!! Your Willow Tree Angel looks great in it!

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  13. You lucky girl what a fine on the cloche....and you couldn't of had a better stand...if you get that lucky again why not just have it as a giveaway.Trish

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  14. So cute and clever!! I love it! Happy Anniversary and Birthday to ya! May you have many many more!

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  15. Very cute!!! Happy Anniversary and Birthday!!!

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  16. Wow!! The black paint really made this piece stunning!! Keep up the good work.

    Have a God Filled Day
    Shirley

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  17. Happy belated Birthday! Sorry I'm late, you update your blog so often and I'm always running behind on reading my blogs that I always miss about 10 of your posts!! Haha!

    Nifty idea, girl! I love it! Gotta love the trusty ol' black paint, right? I love the finished look. Again, and as always... great job!

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