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27 June, 2010

My Shabby Pastry Dome...and...An Experiment!

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IMG_2023 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?


page1 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…


page …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…


IMG_2040taaa daaaa! A shabby pastry dome! Isn’t it so cute and frenchy? And that’s not all…


IMG_2044 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?


IMG_2045 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.


IMG_2043 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! Pin It!

72 comments:

  1. Oh, I love how this turned out! Just perfect!

    Donna

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  2. Debbie, you did a great job with this! It is as cute as can be! You are so imaginative! I need to go shopping with YOU. Maybe some of it will rob off on me... I need my creativity jump-started! :-)

    Loved it...

    XO,

    Sheila :-)

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  3. Hi Debbie! Oh, this is so pretty! You did so good!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  4. It is gorgeous, Debbie. A wonderful makeover!

    I'm going to give that croissant preservation idea a try.

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  5. What a fun project, it turned out great-enjoy!

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  6. That pastry dome is adorable. You're right, so frenchy. I am sitting here once again with coffee in hand and looking forward to your post. First one I look at on Sunday's. Give all your kitties a hug for me and have a beautiful Sunday, Deb. Hugs, Debn =^..^=x5

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  7. NOW I get it! Sorry, I'm a bit slow on the uptake, I couldn't figure out why you wanted to preserve bread lol. This came out great! You'll have to let us know how they hold up, they do look completely edible. Hope you had a wonderful trip and can't wait to see LOTS of pictures. Hugs, Kat

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  8. Debbie, your little pastry dome turned out fabulous...love the hint on how to preserve the croissants.
    Have a great week ahead!

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  9. That is a fabulous project! I am now officially on the hunt for the necessary parts! Love it
    xoxo Pattie

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  10. So clever and so nicely done! And I especially appreciate how you preserved your croissants. Thank you!

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  11. Great project! I love how you made this.

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  12. Debbie, your dome turned out just perfect. What a wonderful idea. I love that candlestick that you found and then all of it painted white. I see cheese domes all the time at GW, I really need to try and think more creatively. Love this one and your bread looks fabulous. Someday I'll tell you a funny story about some "preserved" cookies and one of my sons friends. Well guess you can imagine. He sure thought I was a terrible cook. lol Hugs, Marty

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  13. so cute, i love it!! croissant are the final touch....
    kate

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  14. Debbie, what a great transformation I love the stand and dome. Croissants look wonderful too. Love your style girl. Marla

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  15. How beautiful! It is perfect with you other goodies and makes a beautiful vignette!

    Enjoy!
    Cathy

    The litlle tea towel is gorgeous!

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  16. Oh, I love what you created, and I will have a croissant please. I love your colors, my living room is in blue and yellow and I too share your addiction for plates. Lovely creation.
    Karen

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  17. Debbie, your new shabby dome is perfect. You continually amaze me with your creativity and marvelous thrifty finds.
    Let me know when Baby Kitty is back in the kitchen. ~Sarah

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  18. they were meant for each other!!! gorgeous!

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  19. I love this makeover project. Wow it turned out really cute. I will be on the lookout for a cheese dome like that. Love the 'preserved' croissants!

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  20. Eeek! I love it!! Way to think outside the box and repurpose your thrifting finds. :)

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  21. Wow!! This turned out fantastic. Talk about thinking outside the box. You know this is going to be a "hit" around blogland.. Love the croissants preserved. I believe this will be on the current list of things to do.. when you say high how high???? I adore the chalk bunny... he is just too cute for words.. stole my heart..
    hugs ~lynne~

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  22. You are brilliant! What a great project. Those can't be fake!! I'd break a tooth.

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  23. The candle holder is such a wonderful idea. I love the preserved croissants. I had some cookies that looked very real under my shabby cheese server and I thought I informed everyone they were fake but my husband took a bite out of one!

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  24. I love what you did with the cheese dome and candle holder and preserving the croissants, well that is something else. They still look like you can eat them.

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  25. What a fantastic makeover, it's beautiful. SO perfect with the croissants!

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  26. Great ideas - love the whole vignette!

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  27. That is just marvelous Debbie!
    I am just in awe of your creative talents! And your thrifty to boot!
    Love it!
    Cindy

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  28. Great eye, I would have never thought it could turn out that great. Love the croissant idea.

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  29. Debbie, This turned out wonderful! I love it as a pastry dome. The croissants look so good. I am on my way to check out the post on how to preserve these.
    Hugs, Sherry

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  30. What a FANTASTIC idea! I love this and now will be on the lookout at GW for the same! Thanks for the inspiration!

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  31. STOP IT! That is so stinkin' cute!! I just bought a cloche with wooden base this weekend and now I wanna do this to it!!!!!!!!!

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  32. AMAZING Project. I will be looking for items at the GW to try this!

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  33. Your project turned out so well! I love it. ::Jill

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  34. How positively brilliant you are!! I just love this little project. It's a little different than the norm with the cheese dome look. So cute!

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  35. Stunning! You could make a fortune on those if you could find someone to make them. I'm thinking PB?!? Jackie

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  36. What an adorable idea! I hope you don't mind if I borrow it. I hope your croissants last! Thanks for sharing.

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  37. Oh now how darling is this? What a cute idea. I have just the cheese dome -- but now I'll have to be on the lookout for a candle stick like this because I love this look and I just love to steal - uh -- copy creative ideas! Thanks for sharing.

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  38. Brilliant! That turned out so well!

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  39. Your shabby, elevated pastry dome is so very very clever!! And uber fantastic!! I luv it!
    Victoria @ DesignTies

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  40. Hello friend - I miss you already! :( So glad you made it home safe and sound. I am so happy that we have even more stories and memories of another visit together I will cherish always. I am already planning my drive to see you in the Fall. :)

    I just love your shabby patisserie holder. You clever girl you, you never even let on to us. I have been preserving bread for a long time. Any kind can be done. If its larger than the microwave will hold, use the regular oven on a low setting for several hours.

    I can't wait to see next week's blog post. Love, love, love you sweet woman! Talk soon in the neighborhood, Barb

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  41. Wow, great finds..Beautiful mosaic...hope u get a chance to visit My Dream Canvas!!

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  42. simple project with great end result! now the pastry look more delish!

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  43. How very clever you are and it looks beautiful and functional. I must remember the trick of the preserved pastry.

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  44. I loved that you used a candlestick, it looks so perfect. Thanks for the preservation tip, I missed that one ;).

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  45. Love it, love it, love it!! How totally cute, Debbie.

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  46. Good morning my Dear Debbie...Girl I love it and I have to tell you I have done this with rools before and all the beans in my Bin counter...it does works great...I have a SIL that will eat everything in my house and he tried to eat my rolls ha ha!! I laughed my old butt off at that one...serves him right for trying to eat all my food ha ha!!
    Hope you have a GREAT week girl...How's Austin doing??? Much love to you...Hugs and smiles Gl♥ria

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  47. Love it! It's amazing how some white paint can unify things and make them look so different. I love how you paired these items up, too. I was one of those metal candle holders at GW this weekend, but just passed over it. Now I know what you could do with it!

    I've got a bunny similar to yours that I have been going crazy looking for. I wanted to make him a chalkboard to hold for my counter, but I can't find him. We packed up last year thinking we were going to move and he's MIA!

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  48. What a neat inexpensive project. I love how it looks, Debbie. And the croissants look so edible...Christine

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  49. Now this is a gorgeous dome! You are amazingly talented!

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  50. Debbie, can you see me jumping up & down in my chair??? I just picked up two of those cheese domes & was going to spray one ORB...not anymore!! I have a post all ready with them for tomorrow's Nifty Thrify Tues.

    I ♥ your scuffed up white much better AND I have a candle holder with a point that is VERY similar to the one you used. Here I go again, copying you. My house is going to look just like yours someday.

    Come see my French Provincial table runner that I made!!! You'll love the fabrics, I just know it.

    Hugs & many thank yous for sharing your wonderful brain!!

    fondly,
    Rett

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  51. Love your redo!! I have a couple of "past their prime" croissants sitting on my counter as I type. I think I am just have to try preserving them. Thanks for the tip.
    Have a great week.

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  52. Turned out super cute! I would have gotten in trouble for preserving croisants! The kids would have protested! LOL

    Jody

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  53. Debbie,
    Thanks so much for coming to my NTTparty and showing off this super cool idea! I need to check my closets to see if I still have that same candle holder, because I just love this idea!

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  54. Debbie, you should open an Etsy. You have some of the best ideas and you are so good at implementing them. This is so good looking. You are such a smart girl! Love your new towel too. laurie

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  55. That turned out so pretty. Thanks for sharing, Vicky

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  56. Hi Debbie...

    Wow...who would have figured? Hehe! I love your re-make of the stand and using the glass dome...makes such a pretty pastry display! I also love your vignette...gorgeous, my friend!!! I hope that you're having a great summer!!!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari @Happy To Design

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  57. Oh, Debbie, I LOVE everything ... the croissants are wonderful! How creative you are & such a fabulous presentation.

    Have a lovely 4th!
    TTFN ~ Marydon

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  58. Deb this looks amazing, you clever lady. The croissants turned out great. You really do the most clever things with your GW finds. Love it, Miss you Kathysue

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  59. I've seen the various cheese domes that have been reborn as cloches all over blogland (I've got the parts waiting for my transformation) but I believe yours is the most gorgeous one I've seen! I might have to back to GW hunting a better candlestick to use for mine...

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  60. What a successful experiment! I must try the microwave trick. Great fun. Sally

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  61. Hey Deb! Love the makeover with this Cheese Dome! It totally is chic and Frenchy! :) I miss you! And, I love the share on how you preserved the Croissants... My baby grandson was born yesterday, I'm trying to peel myself off the wall...we're so on Cloud #9~ Hugs friend! ~CC Catherine

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  62. Hi Debbie...I really like how this all turned out. The dome re-do is fantastic! Thank you for sharing how to preserve the rolls...they sure look good.
    Debbie@houseatthelake

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  63. Wonderful outcome! I felt like I was in a little bistro. I'd love a croissant, please.

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  64. Wow, so MANY responses on this, I have nothing left to say without repeating everything...But I just HAVE to say I LOVE THIS!!! Thanks for sharing it! I'm new to your blog, think I'll be hanging around here alot. :-)

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  65. I am really impressed. Came out absolutely fabulous! Wish I could "pin" it.

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  66. OMG! I LOVE this!! My local GW doesn't usually have cool stuff like this but I'm planning to start stalking all of them.

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  67. Debbie, I just found a cheese dome exactly like yours. Great project. How tall is your candlestick that was used? The proportions are perfect.

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    1. So glad you like it! My candlestick is about 6 inches high. I have enjoyed mine so much...still out on my counter since the day I finished it 3 1/2 years ago! :-) Hugs...Debbie

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