Cheese Dome turned Cloche

Total.Score. I finished my cheese-dome-turned-cloche. Isn’t she purdy?


I am so in love with how this turned out. So in love.


I bought the cheese dome and candlestick at goodwill.


I removed the top of the candle stick (I’ve used it for another project that I’ll post soon!) and also removed the feet of the cheese dome and puttied up the holes with wood filler.



Then I used Gorilla Glue to attach the base of the candle stick to the bottom of the cheese dome base. I used painters tape to hold it all together while it dried.


I glued this project together with Gorilla Glue.

Once it was all dry I spray painted it with ORB paint. It didn’t look very good though and didn’t seem to cover very well. There were lighter patches all over.


So I spray painted it again with gloss black paint. That seemed to coat better and look more even. Once the black was dry I then used the ORB again on top of the black as more of a top layer. I LOVE the metallic shimmer from the ORB.


Ahhh, much better…

Remember those apples I found at goodwill?


I took them and cleaned them all off with a Clorox wipe…


…and then I added them to my new cloche.


I knew I’d love it, but I didn’t think I would love it THIS. MUCH.


Seriously. Not to brag, but can you even believe how amazing this is??


It wasn’t even difficult or hard to make. All in all I spent $4 on the cheese dome, $2 on the candle stick, and a few bucks on spray paint that I’ve used for several projects.


The thing is, anyone can do this. For serious. Anyone can do it. If you can spray paint evenly and glue things together then you can do this. All you need to do is find some cool stuff at goodwill and use a little bit of imagination. Go out and make one of your own!! You can do it! And if you need any help at all, please don’t hesitate to email me.

Did I mention that I LOVE my new cloche?



UPDATE: 04/04/2010

My idea came from Blue Family Scene.


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  1. Wow – what a transformation, it looks great! Love your kitchen too!

  2. Wonderful job at putting it all together to transform into a beautiful piece! Looks so pretty with the fruit in it.

  3. What a great combination! This really turned out cute. A great idea to put the two things together like this! And I like the idea of combining the two spray paints. Next time I want to paint something ORB, I might do a base coat with cheap black spray paint–it’ll make the ORB go further!

  4. FABULOUS!! hope i go to goodwill and have the same luck you did!

  5. FABULOUS! I am using a cheese dome as a cloche as well, but don’t have it on a stand. I need to try this!

  6. Great job! :o)

  7. πŸ˜› Nicely done! It looks like the perfect size for my counter too!

  8. This is a wonderful idea. Thank you so much for sharing. It turned out beautiful!!!!

  9. Girl bless you! I have a cheese dome and I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but now I know:) I have the perfect candle holder to use too. Thanks!

  10. Oh I love it! Just love it! Be blessed. Cindy

  11. That looks sooo good – I love it, too!

  12. Great transformation! I love it!

  13. LOVE THIS! I bought a cheese dome thingie without the base several years back but never liked the way it looked. TOTALLY trying out your idea some time soon so I can get some use out of it. thanks for the inspiration!

    ~ Emily N. from “too Blessed to Stress”

  14. Hi Allison!

    My first visit here!

    I have been loving finding the cheese domes at the thrift stores lately! Granted, sometime I just find the dome which is fine but, like you, I really like to find the base as well.
    Yours turned out wonderful!

  15. Loove loove loove this! I may just steal this idea if I ever find those at my thrift store πŸ™‚

  16. great project as usual. looks fab

  17. WOW! I just love the transformation! You really scored with this one. GREAT WORK!
    [I am a cloche lover, too!]
    πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€ πŸ˜€

  18. WOW…what an awesome makeover…I just luv ORB…it’s the best! Happy to see you at NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY:)


  19. Hi! Love your blog, especially the header design/font! You’re very creative. I, too, adore the cloche you designed! I have purchased 2 of these cheese board w/glass domes at Goodwill in the past months, but haven’t done anything with them yet. You’ve inspired me to get back to that project! Come see me sometime at Scene of the Grime! 😎

  20. I love this. I have a cheese dome that I need to do this to.

  21. LOVE IT! Great job ~ thanks for sharing your idea!


  22. Excellent job!!! you are so clever!

  23. love it! It looks so great! I’m always on the lookout for cheese boards at good will. πŸ™‚

  24. That turned out great! Oh, and I thought those were real apples lol. 😳

  25. That is so cool. I love shopping at GW. I find so many great things there to repurpose. Wonderful job!

  26. I am another Goodwill Fan, and I think you’ve done an awesome job. I am loving the crisp apple green with the black. It really makes a statement.

  27. Way to think outside the box on this! It turned out lovely!

  28. Wonderful! I have a small cheese dome {it has the marble base} that we never use. I’d love to remake it into something like this that I would use. I’ll be keeping my eyes open at the thrift store and Good Will this weekend for pieces I can use for this. Great idea!

  29. Whoa, that is a great idea. I love the results!

    Thank you for linking this up too!

  30. Those are some amazing results!!! When I started reading the post I thought the whole thing had come together….what an ingenious idea to glue the cheese dome to the pedestal!! LOVE IT!!!

  31. I have the same cheese dome thingy, i have two of them, everytime i go to Goodwill theres another one! ill have to try a project like yours!

  32. Great job!

    Thanks for joining Get Your Craft on Thursday. Please join me next week for another great party. Don’t forget to stop by and enter my giveaway. I’ll announce the winner at next weeks party!

  33. LOVE it!! What a great idea to add the cloche to a candle stick! I have both in my craft room right now. Guess what I’m doing tomorrow?! Thanks for the idea πŸ˜€

  34. That turned out great. I love the green apples inside!

    Thanks for linking up to Make it Yours Day at My Backyard Eden!

  35. Very cool! Nice transformation!

  36. You have an incredible eye WOW you are amazing. I love this!

  37. I’m curious about these candle sticks that I see are so popular. When you find them at goodwill are they wooden/metal/all of the above? What am I looking for exactly? I love them!

  38. Turned out great–love how you used the tape–I never think of doing that!

  39. You should LOVE it! That is fab!!! Thanks for sharing it at the POPP.

  40. I’ve always wanted to try to make one of these from thrift store finds. Thanks for the detailed tutorial!

  41. LOVE this! Im going to link it over to my blog if you dont mind b/c I recently bought the exact same cheese dome($2.99) and Ive been debating on what step to take next with it. Now I know:) This looks great and Im loving your blog.

  42. AtOneWithHim says:

    How cute are you? Love the cloche. Love it.

    And I just bought a cheese ball thing AT the goodwill the other day. I haven;t even painted it yet.. I think I need to find a candle holder first… thanks for the tutorial. Did I mention I love your cloche? πŸ™‚

  43. Love this! What a great idea. I can’t get over those apples, either! πŸ™‚

  44. Great idea! Good for you! Don’t you just love G.W?

  45. I got the exact same cheese dome at my goodwill but I still can’t find a base to put it on! Where r u guys finding all these sweet candlesticks!? lol

  46. Nice job on the cloche!!

  47. wow i love how this turned out!!! the punch of green is lovely. i love green…and have a bowl of apples like that in our dining room!! sometimes my nephews try to eat them though haha. maybe i should put them in a covered spot like you hehe.

  48. I made one back in October. Great job and I love the contrast of the green apples.


  49. WOW WOW WOW! That looks great!

  50. I have a few cheese domes that I’ve made over but never thought of adding the candle stick. It looks great! I love how it turned out.

  51. It turned out great! I have a cheese dome I’ve been hanging on to, but it’s a large dome, so I’m making it into a cup cake dome.

  52. Amber @ Two Nuts in a Shell says:

    YES! I love this idea. Now I’ll be on the hunt for a cheese dome. I’ve really been wanting a cloche, but I never would have thought of this as a way to make it! Great job!

  53. What a fabulous idea! I love it! It looks great on your countertop.


  54. Totally amazing… I want one!!! I must check out our local GW. πŸ™‚

  55. I see these ALL over the place…will have to try it! Thanks for sharing…I love how it looks.

  56. How very cute and clever, my favourite combo!

  57. I really love this! Actually, I featured it last week at Life in the Pitts!

  58. GREAT JOB!!! Now, can you make me one?!

  59. Love it Allison! Great job in being creative! I want one too.

  60. Great job! What awesome finds!

  61. everyone must have read your post and are now in the market for cheese domes, because i cant find them now, lol. I do love it!

  62. I have a cheese dome just like that, I was thinking it would make a good cloche. You just made it even better, with the stand. I’m doing it.

  63. I’m not going to lie. I usually don’t like cloches. They make me think of old lady victorian decor but this is actually cool. I’m liking the fruit popped against that black. Nicely done.
    Pam @ becolorful

  64. Hi Allison! Great idea. I got recently a cheese dome just like that one at the Goodwill too. I would love to gave it a makeover just like yours. I’m kind of new at re-doing things so I’m lost with the paint “ORB” that you referred to. Can you help me with the paint you used because I LOVE it! thanks for sharing! πŸ˜€

  65. This is beautiful! Thank you for sharing and bringing your hodgepodge to my party. I love seeing what you are up to. Hope to see you again.

  66. That really did turn out fabulous! I have such a hard time seeing those “diamons in the rough” so good job!

  67. Love it! Love that is is on a pedestal…or rather you made it into one πŸ˜‰

  68. I love it, so creative and I love the fresh pears! I am your newest follower!
    Happy Easter!

  69. FABULOUS! You have every single reason to be proud of this! It looks fantastic and you did an incredible job.

    I wish, how I wish, I had an eye for projects like this!

    Thank you for sharing @ The Girl Creative so I could find it!

  70. SO fun. Why can’t I find stuff like this at our local thrift store???

  71. Yes, I love it too! This is so crafty, great job! I can’t believe you found the green apples there too! I need to check our your past posts to see what else you have been up too.

  72. Anita@The Floppy Cow says:

    She is very purdy! I have been picking up these same type pieces at GW the past couple of weeks and love using them as cloches. And you even found a bag of green apples at GW, I am trying not to be jealous. lol

  73. Apple-solute Love!

  74. Oh yes, girl, you should brag about how fabulous this turned out! I’ve got one of those cheese domes that I painted, but I’ll have to look for a candlestick to make it truly spectacular!

  75. This turned out great. What a thrifty find!! Thanks for sharing at Fun to Craft’s Spring has Sprung Party.

  76. I am in love! I got my cheese dome today at a local thrift shop! Can’t wait. I just need to find the candle stick! Have you shared this with Goodwill on Facebook?

  77. This is amazing! I linked it us as one of my faves! Thanks for sharing! Come back next week at

  78. Seen this before and it is wicked awesome! Great work and thanks for linking it up to Mad Skills Monday!


  79. I totally want to make one of these for myself! πŸ™‚

  80. You have a great eye for putting things together! It looks fabulous! Plus, you did it right by patching the holes. I’m afraid I would have cheated on that step. Thanks for linking up! Please come again.

  81. I made one of these too with YOUR inspiration! Thanks for sharing it!
    Check out mine here:

    BTW…LOVE your Blog! You have such great, simple ideas! I love it!

  82. I have my grandmother’s cheese dome that doesn’t quite fit into my decor, but I love putting fresh baked goods on it…can’t wait to transform it!

  83. Wow! That is too cute! Just found your blog and trying to catch up. I may have to take a break from it tomorrow morning to go to the Goodwill. Ha!

  84. i just LOVE this! I have always. So for months I’ve been scouring for a cheese dome.. seriously, can’t find one anywhere! And last week I FINALLY did for $4 at goodwill……… but I have a dilemma. It’s a really fancy schmancy gray marble one. Can I really paint over that? lol But I suppose I may never find another πŸ˜‰

  85. I had no idea you were so crafty!! This is super cute. I will be back lots!

  86. I made this following your tute and it is perfect! I found the dome at the thrift store for $4 and a pottery barn candlestick holder at Goodwill for $4 (more than I wanted to spend, but it was perfect). Luckily the feet on my cheese dome were screwed it, so I didn’t have to use filler like you did…I only unscrewed and then got to attach and paint. Thanks so much for this wonderful idea!!!!

  87. Just stopping by to let you know that I linked to you. I also linked this post to this week’s Hookin’.

  88. I linked to this post in mine…thought you’d like to know!!

    I love HOH πŸ™‚

  89. Allison,

    I love your adorable cloche stand. I remember seeing it and when I saw a striped candlestick at a yard sale, I snatched it up knowing I could do something similar.

    Would you mind if I shared your photo with a link to your post?


  90. I finally, finally found the cheese dome this weekend at a yard sale!!! Can’t wait to get the candlestick and put it all together! Yay! Thanks for telling me how πŸ™‚

    Redo 101

  91. I want one just like it! I LOVE IT!!! I am determined to visit Goodwill & find the perfect pieces for my new project. Although I need to find one big enough to hold the fresh loaf of bread I make each week. πŸ™‚


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