I am excited to show you my thrifting finds this week because I had something special in mind while I was on the hunt! I was inspired by a recent project from my friend Linda at Nina’s Nest. Can you see where this is going?
And I found what I was looking for at Goodwill…a cheese dome for $2.92 and a candlestick for under $1.00! I also wanted to show you the April Cornell dishtowel that I found for $1.01…not part of my project, but pretty and blue and yellow…my favorite colors! Now I’ll bet that you are already constructing my project in your head…
…a super easy shabby pastry dome! I did give you a hint in the title! lol First, I covered marble portion and spray painted both parts white. I didn’t get a photo of this since it was 95 degrees and I was in a hurry to get inside! Next, I let it dry overnight and then shabbied it up with some fine sandpaper. Then I drilled a little hole in the base to match with the little point on the candlestick and hot glued them together and…
…taaa daaaa! A shabby pastry dome! Isn’t it so cute and frenchy? And that’s not all…
I added it to the vignette beside my stove where my chalkboard bunny was waiting. I love it! And now you are wondering…where’s the experiment that I promised?
It’s under the dome! Those may look like ordinary croissants, but they have been preserved! Following some tips from my friend Marty at A Stroll Thru Life, I cooked them on high in the microwave for one minute to harden them, let them cool and then sprayed them with several light coats of polyurethane.
They still look delicious, don’t you think? Now we’ll just see how long they last! I have warned my family, though, that they are not edible! lol I’ll keep you posted on how they do. In the meantime, maybe I can convince our resident pâtissier Baby Kitty to make us a batch of real ones! Yummy!
Thanks so much for stopping by! Please visit these wonderful ladies and their beautiful blogs to see what they are up to and to find a list of this week’s participants!
Mary at Little Red House for Mosaic Monday
Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday
Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures
Marty at A Stroll Thru Life for Tabletop Tuesday
Linda at Coastal Charm for Nifty Thrifty Tuesday
Cindy at My Romantic Home for Show and Tell Friday
Laurie at Bargain Hunting and Chatting with Laurie for A Few of My Favorite Things Saturday
See you next time! A la prochaine!