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Sunday, September 27, 2009

Thrifty Finds - Cloches in the making

What can one make from some bubbly glass shades from an old light fixture, washers, and old cabinet knobs? I made two glass cloches from them. I found the glass shades at GW for $1 for both of them.
I was trying to figure out how to put some kind of knob on them when DH thought up the idea of using a washer painted white glued to the top of the shade and then glue the knob on top of that.

"Brilliant", I thought. I used a plate I already had and a candle holder I had in stock for one. For the other I bought a glass plate at GW for $.50 and gave the cloche and plate to a friend. The pictures distort the bubbles in the glass a little. They actually are clearer than that. I like the bubbles in the glass though. It is reminiscent of old-time glass. I was pleased with the way they turned out.
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11 comments:

prof en retraite said...

What a clever way to have a cloche...usualy an expensive purchase! Love the bubbles in the glass!...debbie

Glenda/MidSouth said...

What a great idea! You and your husband did good! :)

Kammy said...

Super great idea !!! Love the new look !
Kammy

The Tattered Cottage said...

GREAT idea!! LOVE the thriftiliciousness(new word) of it :)
Toni

Rita @ Goodwill Haunting said...

What a creative idea! They came out great! Thanks for sharing.

rtgaffney said...

Oh my goodness! What a brilliant idea. They are beautiful!!

Kim @ Starshine Chic said...

They turned out fabulous!!!

Wendy said...

That is cute!

CiNdEe said...

What a great idea! It looks really great!!!! I bet your friend was thrilled to get one too!!!

decorexpert said...

Love the creativity! You can purchase even cuter ceramic knobs at Kitchen Cabinet Hardware. Definitely worth a look!

Linda@Coastal Charm said...

I just loooove your idea...soooo cute! Thanks for sharing.

Blessings,
Linda