I have some dear friends who love to give me stuff rather than throw it away. It is a bit of a game to them to give me stuff as a challenge and see what I come up with. Early this summer they said they had a bowling ball for me. My family was a bit startled to find a bowling ball on the front step but I knew where it came from.
I bought a chunky wooden lamp from GW (4.99 if I remember correctly) and a clock face for the base. Spray paint, silver leaf, and clear coat completed the transformation.
Edited: I finally remembered where I got this idea - it is from. Gina at the Shabby Chic Cottage.
I wanted it to look like old glass so I didn't try to make the silver leaf coverage perfect,
Does it work? What do you think?
BTW I don't think this is the permanent home for the gazing ball so I didn't stage it.
I will be sharing this at.