February 14, 2010

Another Beachy Project



Is there anyone out there who doesn’t have, or know someone who has a vintage wooden cheese server?   You know, the ones that have come out of the woodwork since the cloche thing burst onto the scene.

I picked a couple up in the last year for about $6.00 dollars each.  I have stared at them and tried to dream about them and I just couldn’t come up with a way to update them.

So, yesterday, I just started ‘messing’ with one of them.   I looked over and saw a glass container full of sea glass.  That was when I finally had a real plan.


See…you have one don’t you?



I forced the metal cover off and painted it



I planned my pattern on the base while the paint dried.



I used Aleene’s Clear Gel Tacky Glue (dries clear).

I will grout it later.



I painted the base with acrylics – aqua for the base – white washed it – aged the corners.



Cute…but now what?



I love playing dress up!



I grabbed shells and vintage jewelry…



and the adorable  shot glasses with the painted dogwood blossoms.



The beaded candleholder has one of those fake candles in it for obvious reasons!


I suppose you could use a food safe finish (I know you can buy a food safe wax) and use it for serving.  Besides that,  I guess it will just serve as a decorative accessory.


This weeks parties I am linking to are:


metamorphosis monday                        Made it Mondays                      make it for monday

   Met. Monday                               Made it Mondays                      Make it for Monday



Its So Very Creative                        makemonday1                       diy @ soft place to land

   its so very creative                      Make Your Monday                             DIY Day




  1. Rhonda~~

    I love this!! It's a fabulous project...but I could cry. I threw mine out about a year ago because I hardly used it and it took up space! Oh, I'd love to make this. Maybe the next time I see one I will grab it. I love the aqua blue shades and all of your pretty embellishments. Super job!! :-)


  2. Wow, what a transformation and I never would have thought to do something like that. It looks wonderful and I love anything that incorporates beach glass! So pretty!

    Kat :)

  3. What a great project. The colors remind me of summer.

    I look forward to a change in weather, don't you?

    I enjoyed visiting,


  4. That is a really cute idea you have come up with, ♥♥♥ the color!

  5. Great idea, Rhonda! I have a cheese dome with the marble base. Just realized about a month ago that I could use it as a cloche {since I'm not using it for cheese}!

  6. Rhonda you are just toooo creative. I never in a million years would of thought of doing this. How your mind must spin 90 miles an hour with ideas.
    Love stopping by here

  7. I love what you've done with your baby "cloche" You know I love them! Lezlee

  8. Oh, what a wonderful project! I love it! Looks fantastic.
    Be a sweetie and hope you've had a wonderful Valentine's Day.
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;0

  9. I love it! And is that real beach glass?! Beautiful!

  10. Hi Rhonda --you creative genius!

    Looks great-I am ready for a beach vacation!

    love, kelee

  11. Great job!!! I did a makeover on a cheese dome this weekend too! Not near as FAB as yours though :o)

  12. rhonda, that is a very clever idea, I see these at GW all the time. I buy the wooden ones because I use them for entertaining but have passed many because of the dated motif,now you have shown us a way to hide it, I am impressed,Kathysue

  13. Beautiful! I have a couple laying about, you have inspired me to do something with them! not sure what ,but I'll come up with something, I hope!

  14. I love it!!! you are so creative... What a wonderful makeover!!

  15. Bonjour Rhonda,
    What a marvelous idea, how do you come up with all these great projects. I think I'm missing the creative gene you were obviously born with.
    Good week to you!

  16. Now that is so creative and clever! Love it! suzie xxx

  17. Does your mind ever rest??? LOL! I love the colors and the beach goodies. So serene and lovely. Can't wait to see what you come up with next!

  18. You are so creative... I just want to know how you find time to dust all that stuff!!!!

  19. Gorgeous!!!

    I actually passed on one of those with the serving tray because I didn't know what to do with it. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

  20. Lovely pictures! BTW I'm very excited! I just bought one of your pillows! Yay!

  21. Oh so cute and so clever. I just love it. You definitely need to show this on a post for the "Cloche Party" this Friday. It is just ingenius. Hugs, Marty

  22. Beautiful!!! I am soooo ready for summer and the beach! We've been snowed in for days!!!
    One question: Would you mind showing how you whitewash? I've googled and googled and can't find a decent tutorial anywhere!!!

  23. Very cute. Thanks for sharing with Made it Monday! Jules


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