DIY cloche and vintage books

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I recently finished this cloche, and I’m totally in love! :)

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I found this cloche for $1.5 and the candlestick for $1 on 50% off Saturday. SCORE!  I knew together they’d make the perfect match. Doesn’t everything look better on a candlestick?

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First things first: PAINT! Once I painted the base and candlestick white I distressed it a little. Then I thought it would be cute to put a little nest inside. I bought some Spanish moss from the $1 store and then put these little blue eggs inside.

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I also made these books (Ballard knock-off). It’s really simple. I bought hardback books from the thrift store (trust me there are hundreds, take your pick). Next I ripped off the backings and added some distressing ink… EVERYWHERE! Then I tied some jute around the books to complete the look.

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Pretty simple and CHEAP. Gotta love that!

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Happy Spring!

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Jamielyn Nye

Lifestyle expert, Pinterest tastemaker and blogger at iheartnaptime.com. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her two little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.