this could also be called: how i didn’t make it so.
you’ve seen them. especially if you’ve been in thrift stores and such. usually made of a teak base, with a glass cover. popular in the 70’s and 80’s. there has been a strong resurgence of these recently, with many great tutorials shared in blog land explaining how to repurpose these cheese domes. (clicking any of those links will take you to a blog post with photos of how others have transformed cheese domes into fancy “cloches” — apparently a staple in the home decorating world.)
i even contemplated it myself, months ago, as i finally found one of these at the store. remember?
but sometimes, no matter how much you ponder something, you just can’t go forward with the idea. i couldn’t put my finger on why not. but it just didn’t feel right. it didn’t feel like… me.
my cheese dome sat in the garage for months. i could not spray paint it. which is nutty, because i’m constantly repainting things. but i just could not bring myself to make a cloche.
instead of filling up my cheese dome with decorative pears or bobbles or moss balls like i’ve seen in the magazines and those really lovely, immensely popular decor blogs… i knew i had to do something else instead.
i took my cheese dome, filled it up with dollar-store skulls, stuck it on the mantel next to the rat, and called it a day.
i love it!
i feel very much at peace with my decision (my life is so good, i know, when these are amongst the decisions i must make!).
because really? let’s be honest. not everything needs to be messed with so much. right?
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