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Monday, February 6, 2012

50¢ Cloche Terrarium Display. What Fun !!!

How much fun can you have with 50¢ ??? 

Well, let me tell you, I really like this vintage porch light fixture that cost me FIFTY-Cents.

I will show you the fun ways I can put it to use.

Also, it was the quickest and easiest repurpose that I have ever made.

I unscrewed four nuts and removed the brass electrical part. 
That was it ... easy peasy.

This left a void there, but because it is a great opening to have to place objects inside for a vignette or air for a plant, I will leave it like that for the time being. I just cleaned some paint of the brass and am just enjoying the aged look with the beveled glass.

  (you can click on pictures for a larger view)

I can display a beautiful figurine and show off some vintage jewelry.

Use as a terrarium for a small plant.


Display favorite figurines 

I placed two white vintage frames, a white grapevine wreath and a few birds in the background.
I used a vintage wooden riser that I stained with watered-down green paint and added the pretty hummingbird and flower stencil. 
This time, I got it right the first time. 

Little birds seem to be thinking ... "perfect place to build a nest".

I am ready for Spring ... so thinking an Easter vignette would look great.

What neat cheap thing have you found recently and been able to quickly put it to use?

Audrey Z.

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  1. Very cute! I love it with the birds and bunnies in it. Well done repurposing it!

    Have a great day.

  2. What a cool repurpose! See? You didn't see the vision for old cigar boxes and I never would have seen the vision you had for this... a cloche! Genius! :) Thanks for the comment on my altered cigar boxes!


  3. What great re-purposing, and I love the final vignette with the bunnies and the gorgeous frames !

  4. How creative! Love all your vignettes. What a fun project! Great look with the riser, too.

  5. Love your post. You open up so many possibilities. Thanks for sharing.

  6. I love it, Audrey! It works as a terrarium and/or cloche perfectly! Such a great find ~ I'll have to look at fixtures like this differently when I see them.

    Visiting from WUW : )

  7. Audrey you are so very creative. I LOVE this idea, it is awesome. Thanks for sharing with my newbie party.

  8. This is such a cleaver re-purpose of the light fixture, Audrey! Very smart!
    Thank you for sharing your craftiness at Potpourri Friday!

  9. What a great eye you have, you have upcycled into something fabulous! Very fun! Thanks for sharing! ~Lorraine ♥♥♥

  10. Great repurpose of an old porch light. You will find many uses for it. I like the Easter vignette.

  11. Audrey, that was such a clever and creative use of that light fixture. I had a similar one and kept trying to think of something to do with it but I finally got rid of it not being able to come up with a good idea. Wish I had thought of this! Thank you very much for sharing at my party. I'm sure you have given others inspiration to think outside the box. Have a great day, Audrey! Hope to see you next week.---------- Shannon

  12. I've found nothing as cute as that for 50 cents! What a great find! And I love the way you've utilized it for displays. Vanna

  13. Grandma Barb sent me over to visit your blog and I'm very happy she did! What beautiful ideas you have!

    Warm wishes from Kansas!

  14. Love all of the ways you used your new light fixture cloche. My latest cheap thing was a $3 picture that took me no time at all to fill in the scratches on the frame and hang on the wall.

    I'm thinking I need to plan a trip up there and go thrifting with you.

    Sharon @ mrs. hines class

  15. Way to repurpose!!! Bravo! And it's so versatile for decorating. Thanks so much for linking up to Kiss & Tell over at I Gotta Create!

  16. WOW! I guess you know we will all be racing right out to see if we can find one of those now!

    Great ideas.

    barbara jean

  17. What a great, clever idea!! I love how you recycled the light fixture!!

  18. Creative and lovely to repurpose something. That turned out pretty.


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