Last Friday I took a little break from yard work and visited a garage sale. The lady had lots of antique dishes and accessories on her tables, most of them were picked over by the time I got there, but I managed to walk away with a nice big glass dome. I’ve been looking for one of these for a long time. The label had ‘Bard’s handblown glass” on it, so I figured it was a good one. I paid $10.00 for it and I think I got a good deal.
Back at home out came the sandpaper, white paint and paint brush. I spray painted the base white and after adequate drying time I brushed on another coat of paint. I let it dry completely before taking some sandpaper and lightly sanding the rim of the base. During the drying time I cleaned up the glass dome. Here she is all shiny and pretty…
There are so many fun ways to display items under a glass dome….for now I chose to fill it with sea shells.
I just started layering the sea treasures and even tucked in a faux hydrangea to fill in the gap and add more texture.
I’ve been collecting shells for a while now and love to display them over the summer months, adding a little coastal flair to my humble home.
This is where the glass dome found it’s new home – on our built-in. Looks like I went from Easter bunnies to sea-shells in a hurry, that’s okay, summer is just around the corner. I can always change it up and if you know me, I might just do that.
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