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. 

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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.

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

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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.

 

11 comments:

Michele 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!!

Hugs.

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!

Jeanine

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!

XO,
Jane

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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