Saturday, July 13, 2013

Lantern Makeover

Just a quick project to share with you.  I found another "treasure" at Goodwill.  This wood lantern for $2.00...

I thought I could give it new life by cleaning it up a bit and painting it.

So, I took the entire piece apart and sanded all the pieces, cleaned the glass and the metal parts. 

I then applied two coats of paint using my favorite color "sandbar".  When dry I sanded the pieces to remove some of the paint exposing the wood underneath.  I then applied dark walnut stain to all the painted pieces to give it an aged appearance.
I put it back together and this is the result...

It was a fun little project.
Thank you for stopping by...


  1. Love this idea and it is soooo cool when we take something that is still good and make it new again! Thanks for sharing! Have a blessed day!

  2. Love how it turned out.
    I`m your new follower and I love your creative blog.

    Have a great sunday

  3. Loving your blog!!! I just started following you, hoping you'll follow back :)

  4. What a great find. Love the transformation.
    So fun to go thrifting a find a piece that you can make look like it came out of a trendy shop.

  5. Most excellent redo, I love it! I just discovered your blog and am enchanted with your projects and style. Following you now reading your archives. You are a clever, creative lady!


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