Friday, October 1, 2010

Before and After...which do you like best?

I finished this piece yesterday and was pleased
with how it turned out.

I received my Vintage Charm magazine a few days
ago and in it was a tutorial from Gail Schmidt over at Shabby Cottage Studio to make one of these cuties. I had always wanted to do something with a cheese tray
and dome because they tend to be found at resale shops
quite often.

Here it was in it's former life...

somehow it just didn't do a thing for me in this state.lol. But it does now... Enjoy the day ~

24 comments:

Petite Michelle Louise said...

ooh..the after...definitely the "after!" You are the queen of turning ugly into magnifique!

Prulletje said...

Oh what a gorgeous cheeseplate,without cheese and such a lovely little nest..h how cozy I love it !!

Irene said...

this is very sweet. I like the after.

Terri Gordon said...

Hello, I love, love, love the after, you did an amazing job, it is beautiful. Thanks for sharing. Have a wonderful day. Terri

Ozma of Odds said...

...well, I happen to like the "before" cheese dome
...NOT!!!!! (except that mouse is kinda cute in a "cheezy" sort of way, LOL!!)
no, your way is much lovelier!!
xo, Rosemary

vicki said...

Fabulous does not touch this - I am in love with this little cloche display! You have created an amazing treasure!

Vicki

Sweet Old Vintage said...

Hi Sandi... The cheese server turned out very sweet... These can be found almost anywhere at a very low price... Great inspiration...

LDH said...

Wow, How beautiful you made this! I love it!

Passionate for White said...

I will never again pass up a cheese/dome tray. Thanks for the inspiration!

Annie Louise said...

Oh my gosh -- so cute-great transformation.
Jeanette

Lori said...

So charming...definitely better now!

Lady Farmer said...

Sandi~
That cheese dome was made to be transformed into your sweet little *nest cloche*! I love it!

Stephanie ~ Angelic Accents said...

How perfect is that?!?! Did you modpodge the sheet music onto the base? I love it!

Big TX Hugs,
Stephanie
Angelic Accents

Elyse said...

BEAUTIFUL job!!!

so fun to see the before/afters, too.

(let sonia know -- she'll be THRILLED)

xo
elyse

sandy said...

Love the AFTER! Great job!

Aliene said...

I love the way you did the cheese dish. Just happened across your blog and it is very interesting.

Hope Filled Living said...

I love this Sandy! Gosh, I have passed those cheese plates by at garage sales, etc. I will have to remember this....
Hugs.
Mary

Julie Marie said...

Hi Sandi... it is just beautiful! You come up with the most wonderful creations... now I want to try one! xoxo Julie Marie

Donna said...

Gorgeous! It's not even a close contest. "After" wins!

Olde Tyme Marketplace said...

My fav is the AFTER!! Wonderful result!!!
Beth

Julia - "Vintage with Laces" said...

That's quite a transformation, Sandi! I love what you have done to that, let's say not so very appealing cheese tray. Now it's fabulous and a real eye candy!
xoxo,
Julia

A Cottage Muse said...

How adorable Sandi!!! I am going to have to peek in the shop for a cloche this week! Have a wonderful weekend!

Jane, at Thepaperaffair said...

Glad you took care of the dome base, it is wonderful now. I have one of those smaller domes as well with a bird in it also. I like the tie and and saying on that, a nice finishing touch.

Lady Pamela said...

Ohhh, Sandi. This turned out absolutely fabulously! I really love the music on the bottom of the plate. I think I am going out to pick up one today that I saw in our local thrift shop (if it is still there). I ordered that magazine, too. I didn't know there would be tutorials in it. Yippee!