Create a lovely lantern of course!
I recently found a broken light fixture at a Salvation Army thrift store for just $2.00. It was brass and wood and the glass was completely in tact. I decided to bring it home to see what I could do with it.
I began the transformation by removing the inside pieces of the light fixture.
Then I removed the decorative metal at the bottom of the light fixture and sprayed it with a coat of flat black paint.
Next I painted all the wood trim with 2 coats of Old White Chalk Paint by Annie Sloan! I was careful to not get any paint on the glass or brass pieces.
I added another thrift store find, a chunky candle holder that I had found months ago for $1.00. I then used the bowl shaped brass piece from the light fixture to sit on the candle holder and hold the candle.
After I re-attached the black painted metal piece, I slipped the new lantern over the candle stick for a fun decorative lantern.
$2.00 Thrift Store Lantern
This project could have been painted any number of combinations to work with your decor.
I love trash to treasure projects.
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