I bought this at Hobby Lobby around Christmas. It has two of my favorite elements, a cake pedestal and a glass cloche on top. Ah, the best of both worlds! In December on into errrr...February this displayed a sweet little snowman arrangement. Sorry, photo not available. That was B.B. (before blog:) Anyhoo, I started thinking if only the base wasn't red, I would probably keep this piece out year round and change the displays with the season. I figured white would be the most versatile color for me, so I bought a small bottle of acrylic craft paint along with a basic foam brush and went to work. It took a couple of coats to cover the red. I wanted a somewhat cottage feel, so I didn't worry about doing more coats than that,and I was happy with the whitewashed look that was the result. I thought this would be the perfect venue for my ballroom dancing bunnies and I think they agree!