Monday, August 2, 2010

Before and After Party: Clock cloche

Anyone else glued to the Bachelorette tonight? ;) Don’t worry, I won’t ruin it for anyone. But it was GOOD. (YES. I have watched every season of the Bachelor and Bachelorette. Good stuff.) Ohhh Lordy, the rainbow part just about KILLED me!! Sniff.

Hubs and I were so taken with the shots of Tahiti, we were searching to see how much a trip there would cost. Let’s just say we need to wait till Dave Ramsey will let us. ;)

For this month’s party, I transformed a $3 Goodwill find, and it took all of ten minutes to complete. Score!

Cloches are BIG right now – and I luuuuurve ‘em. I’ve found a few -- my favorite (and biggest) one was a Goodwill find:

(I have since sprayed the base cream, but I think it may go back to black. OH the wonders of spray paint!!)

Some I have no idea where I got:

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One was a antique find:

cloche

And one I made from other stuff and called it a cloche:

cloche with pears

;)

Well, that was how this one worked out as well. And it was SO easy. I found one of those clocks under glass jobbies at Goodwill:

I saw the idea somewhere in blogland months ago, and I have NO idea where it was. (If you know, will you let me know so I can link to it?)

**Molly did one, you can find it here!

It look about two minutes to take the screws out of the bottom and take it all apart:

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The base was plastic (other than the glass dome, everything was plastic!), so I spray primed it, then sprayed it in ORB spray paint as well.

I found a $1 mirror from Michaels that fit right over the top of the base, to hide the holes and that was IT!

Now the only problem is finding the perfect tchotchkes to put under it!

Too squatty:

Too white:

Too tall!:

Good for now!:

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(The vase doesn’t have water in it, but it looks like it does! Weird!)

I thought about adding something to the top as a handle, but it’s just fine as is. It’s not the fanciest, biggest cloche I’ve ever seen, but it’s pretty darn cute for just four bucks total! (And about ten minutes of work!)

So my before and after for this month…

Before, my $3 Goodwill clock:

After, a pretty adorable (and cheap!) cloche!:

clock turned cloche

I can’t wait to see what you’ve been up to this month!

I would love it if you would link back to me in your post, and use this button if you wish:

beforeAndAfterButtonOnly links to your actual post (not your blog address) will be accepted. (Right click on the title of your post, click copy, then paste the html into the linky.)

The party will be open till next Monday, so link it UP! Have fun! :)

48 comments:

  1. Oh my, you know that I am just totally drooling over all of your cloches. You do have some pretty ones. Using the clock dome is so creative and I love how you did the base. That is so clever. You definitely do have a great collection. Wow, get ready for the fall "Cloche Party" . I think maybe some time in Sept. You will definitely have the best selection. Love them. Hugs, Marty

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  2. sarah, your projects are gorgeous. i just saw one of those clocks at the thrift store, not even 2 days ago, and i wondered if there was a way to make a cloche of sorts with them. and here you are, 2 steps ahead! i love it! thanks for the linky party.

    ~ ana

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  3. Really cute! I will be on the lookout for this. I haven't got a cloche and this would be a great idea. I am always looking something I could turn into a cloche, but nothing good yet. Thank you for hosting.
    Sherry

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  4. put on list- must. get. cloche. I love what you've done with them!

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  5. love the cloches. i have a cake plate obsession that could easily turn to cloches if i found a good, cheap one. we do the dave ramsey plan, too. we just finished baby step 3, so we went to mexico for a week and paid cash! keep going and tahiti will happen.

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  6. Sarah I remember those gold spinning clocks very well. My Grandparents had one way back when. It looks fabulous how you repurposed it into a cloche. Gorgeous!

    Thanks for hosting! It's always fun to see before and afters. :)

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  7. I LOVE all of your finds and makeovers!!! I linked up several links this month because I was on vacation last month for your party so I need to catch up, lol! I love your parties!!! Have a great week.
    Bonnie :)

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  8. Great collection! My Mom had that same clock under glass, which I also quickly dismantled! :) Thanks so much for hosting!

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  9. Oh I do love a pretty Cloche!! I bet you have something up your sleeve for those clock parts too!!

    Thanks for the link party!

    bee blessed
    mary

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  10. Sooo fun! What a great party! I am right in the middle of a great before and after project. Will link it up on Thursday!!!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  11. Wait until you see the cloche I scored at Goodwill. It's too late to post tonight but I have a great before and after I hope to past tomorrow. Spectacular!!!

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  12. Wow, great idea! My grandparents had a clock like that! I'll have to pay attention at yard sales for one. I've been looking for some cloches but they are more than I want to spend. Great solution!

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  13. :) Love it! and I can not WAIT until morning to take some after pics of my project so I can link up . . . my first time (insert giddy giggle).

    Kimberly

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  14. LOVE it! You are so creative! I'm going to keep my eye out for one of these! Thanks for hosting a great party!

    -Jamielyn
    http://iheartnaptime.blogspot.com/

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  15. So creative. I have a clock like that, that was my husband's Nanny's. I have never thought about doing anything different to it. I think I'll give it a referb. Thanks for all of the inspiring ideas!!!

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  16. I love cloches, but this one's very unique. Great idea! Thanks for hosting again.

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  17. You amaze me. I have been looking for cloches at Goodwill for a while now and I totally would have passed by that $3 clock. I have no imagination. Thank goodness for my mad copying skillz :-) Thanks for the awesome inspiration!

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  18. Love your cloches!!! I have been working on some...hope to post soon!

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  19. wow! looks great and cant beat that price!

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  20. That is brilliant! I would have never thought to turn one of those clocks into a cloche! Beautiful! I think there is one at Goodwill I walked right by the other day. Can't wait to see if it is still there!

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  21. Very creative as always! Everything looks more special placed under glass.

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  22. cuuuute! I think I can make one of these now, I've seen them so often and I love the way they look! Yours are very simple and clean looking. (:

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  23. I missed the very first season of the Bachelor but I've been hooked ever since the 2nd season. Looks like Ali & Roberto may be the next Trista & Ryan??! We'll see.
    I have two of those clocks I could do that to, thanks for the idea! It looks great, as all your efforts do!

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  24. LOVE this idea, and love how you saw the potential in your Goodwill find...I doubt I would have been able to, but I just adore your "after!" First time linking to your party, can't wait to see what others have been up to!! :)

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  25. I am loving all the filled cloche's. Thanks for all the inspiration!

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  26. OMG, I think I walked right by one of those at my Goodwill yesterday! What a great idea! Love the base sprayed ORB. All your cloches are great and I actually was looking yesterday. I can't believe I just dismissed the clock!

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  27. Super cute! And it is nice to know that Dave spreads his party-poopin' around to others--I thought it was just me!

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  28. I DID watch The Bachelorette last night, and I was bummed. Couldn't believe the rainbow...wow!!! :)

    I love all the ways you figured out to use cloches. The one on your kitchen island is my fave. Very pretty! Have a great day!

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  29. love all those cloches! i have seen that clock somewhere, too, and can't remember where!

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  30. Okay, who hasn't seen one of those clocks and thought "what could I do with that?" Only you would come up with that darling cloche.
    I know I have past up many of those clocks. Great job.
    Thanks for the great linky party.
    Brooke

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  31. Oh, wow. You have redeemed brass clocks everywhere. Great idea!!!

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  32. What a great idea! Thanks for sharing!
    lifeofperks.blogspot.com

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  33. It's so funny you would post about cloches this week, because that was my project for the week! Ahh.... I love a good cloche! Thanks for hosting the party!

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  34. I don't think I've EVER missed an episode of The Bachelor/Bachelorette. I cried through the whole durn thing, especially the rainbow part.

    I love that big cloche with the lemons. GORGEOUS! How smart of you to use the clock? BRILLIANT!

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  35. I have a love for cloches too. I have lemons in one in my kitchen as well. I love the clock turned cloche. I must do this. It's so cute!

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  36. We don't have a regular TV, so I have to wait until the next day to see the Bachelorette. I innocently logged into Yahoo Messenger and saw who was proposing to Ali and was SO UPSET! Now I don't feel like watching it at all, cuz I know what happens. (And I was voting for the other guy.) Anyway, thanks for hosting--I have so many tabs open! I use my cake plate (with lid) as a cloche, does that count? :)

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  37. Aaaah! Cute! I've been looking for one of these at our thrift store to turn into a fake terrarium. You know... moss, rocks and some sort of fake plant - but I haven't been able to find one. Darn the luck!

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  38. I absolutely LOVE that your blog has so many lovelies and awesome ideas, AND that you're doing it all on the Dave Ramsey plan! I just started DR and it keeps me inspired to be thrifty for really, really good reasons.

    I've been looking EVERYWHERE for cloches and cannot find any! Can. Not. Anywhere. Even ebay has caught onto the trend and priced them up a little. Any suggestions on where to continue my quest? :)

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  39. Wow! I really love all of your cloches! I never would've thought to use a clock as one...great idea! :o)

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  40. The clock-turned-cloche thing is genius! As for The Bachelor, I can't believe that show is still on! And there's now a Bachelorette! Ha ha ha ha

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  41. I love this idea and it turned out fabulous! I actually like the birds better than the other ones due to the stark contrast between the base and paleness of the birds....so many ideas to choose from!

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  42. Hey Sarah! I did a clock to cloche a few months ago... http://www.thecreativemaven.net/2010/02/diy-cloche-or-bell-jar.html It might have been me... I think I linked it to the B & A party a couple months ago... but it could have been someone else too? :) Who knows!

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  43. I have always wanted to get my hands on some of those things but I can never seem to find any, anywhere! Boo. I did find some on sale at AC Moore but they were really really small. I never thought about trying to find a clock and just taking it apart though. I will add that to my list of items 'In search of'! :)

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  44. hi, i really amaze with your idea about cloches, nice depiction and picture

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  45. I do love these parties, but I get tired of clicking through all the links and I've already seen 1/4 of them. Could you maybe make it a stipulation to enter a "new" project?

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  46. Very beautiful...all of your ideas! Thanks! ♥

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  47. NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!! The linky is closed!!
    Serves me right for taking so long to get my post up!!
    My horror-Halloween-chair turned rockin-rocker is here: http://www.jessicalynette.com/home/rocking-chair-before-and-after/

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  48. Loving the cloches! We were actually given a clock like that as a wedding gift (um, we don't have it anymore). Good job!
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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