I like pedestals. White, black, pewter, charcoal, silver, metallic… you name it! There’s something about an elevated platform that just thrills me.
I also like cloches, and have been keeping my eye out at the local thrift stores for cheese domes, anniversary clocks and anything else that could be converted into a cloche. Which has led me to owning 3 glass domes of some sort with no bases to mount them on! Obviously something needed to be done.
This week, at my local Salvation Army, I found a cheese board dome for $.99.
While I was looking for an appropriately sized plate or board to use with it, I had a revelation. Domes DON’T have to ALWAYS go right side up! They could be used as bowls.
If only there were some way to hold them upright. Oh, if only….
And then I saw these…
Ceramic goblets. Not decoratively to my taste, but strong and sturdy, with a good balance and a nice shape. The handle and top of the dome fits PERFECTLY into the cup. And they were $.49 each. With the bases painted, and the domes glued in, I’d have lovely glass bowls on PEDESTALS!
Before I glue them together, though, I’ll have to paint the handle and top of the dome the same color I painted the ceramic base. The reason for this is to give a unified look and mask any glue leakage when viewing from the top (when the bowl is empty).
I was about to fall back on my inexpensive supplies of Dollarama paint and brushes, but I know my spray painting skills need work. So I splurged and bought a can. And some Amazing Goop, since I can’t seem to find any E6000!
I don’t have time right now to finish this project, as technology is calling out my name, but the next steps will be is to make a spray box and tape off the cheese domes.
I’m hoping that the end result is similar to the pedestal candy bowls done by Kristen at My Covered Bridge . Well, my bases will be hammered black metal, not chrome, but you get the idea!
I’ll post the results as soon as I have them!
I’d really love to see your comments on the projects I do and the ideas I have. I learn more from critiques than praise, but, honestly, I adore praise (and who doesn’t?).
Thanks for stopping by.