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What can you do with a broken light fixture?

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.  

Thanks for stopping by, 

Rachel