Even though those old brass dome clocks are past their prime, they can still be transformed from a Dome Clock to Cloche!
I think at one point everyone and their uncle had one of those faux brass dome clocks. I know Dean and I did several years ago. They pop up with great frequency at thrift stores these days. My friend Lucy from Craftberry Bush brilliantly uses the glass tops for cloches.
Which look an awful lot like the beautiful Restoration Hardware 1920s French Glass Cloches, don’t you think?
So Lucy and RH inspired me to go find a dome clock and turn it into a cloche – with a painted base!
Dome Clock to Cloche
1. Remove glass or plastic dome. Clean if necessary. Set aside.
2. Dismantle clock by removing screws and nuts on bottom.
3. Lightly sand brass colored base.
4. Paint base with light taupe grey. Let dry. Repeat if necessary.
5. Dry brush white or cream over painted base. To do this dab foam brush in paint and dab excess off onto a paper towel or napkin. Let base dry.
I’m wishing I wasn’t so rushed this week and could have worked on a few more of these.
I think a whole table or mantel in varying sizes would be gorgeous. Painting some in dark grey black would also be stunning.
Are you a fan of cloches? What do you like to fill yours with?