Tuesday, April 30, 2013

Lantern Makeover & A Winner

I found this lantern at Goodwill about a month ago and finally got around to giving it a little attention.

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I thought it would be a good candidate for a makeover to use on our little table outside our front door.  After stripping it of its Christmas finery and cutting off the faux rope, I decided to take the easy route and spray paint it. 


Using what I had on hand, I grabbed a can of Heirloom White spray paint.  I cut some ads that were destined for the recycling can to fit over the glass inserts to protect them from paint. 

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Here it is on our little outdoor table here at the condo, with a tea light ready to be lit.


I think it’s the perfect size for this little table.  A nice refresh for not a lot of money!


The winner of the giveaway for The Design Cookbook by Kelly Edwards {via random.org} is comment number 6 ~

Olive from Olive Out!

Congratulations, Olive!  I will be in contact to get your mailing information.



Michele M./ Finch Rest said...

You are so clever and so frugal- that looks awesome on your sweet table, Kathy!

That table is the perfect size for a tea table!!


Marty@A Stroll Thru Life said...

Oh I love it, what a great find. Hugs, Marty

fixitfaerie said...

Oh it looks so much nicer in white. It looks nice on your table. You always do great work. Blessings Paula

Okio B Designs said...

I have to makeover the little one I just got too. Have to find some newspaper to cover the glass. With my luck, I'll get paint all over it. Looks great!


Becca Bertotti said...

Great score, Kathy! And, I love that you spray painted it white ... looks great on your cute table!

Blondie's Journal said...

The lantern looks fantastic, Kathy! I'm glad you posted this because I have a similar lantern in silver that I've wanted to do over and wasn't sure how to do it. Thanks!

Hurray for Olive!


Holly @ Down to Earth Style said...

I take the "easy route" with spray paint all the time. Taping off the glass isn't fun but you did a great job and your lantern has a completely different look. Good color choice, too.

Michele Smith said...

Great find and makeover! It looks cute on your table.

Shabby chic Sandy said...

Love the lantern--I would have never guessed it would look so great white!

Melissa@daisymaebelle.com said...

I love lanterns! This one looks great! Life to the full! Melissa @ DaisyMaeBelle

SheilaG @ Plum Doodles said...

Very cute, Kathy. I love paint! :)

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