I have been noticing that lanterns are all the rage, and I love them. What a great way to add texture and candles to a shelf. So as I was wondering around in blog land I found someone who too old outdoor lights and painted them and made them into lanterns. It was a fantastic idea!
I loved it so much that I had to try it. I am sorry to say, but I don’t remember who I got the idea from, but if it is you then let me know and I will link back to you!
As you might remember from a while ago I got these free outdoor lights off of Craigslist. Well, we only needed 2, so that left 2 for me to play with!
And here is the ugly outdoor lights that we removed.
Ok, ignore the paint line… We are in the middle of painting our house and I am not sure on colors so I am experimenting and seeing this works…
The most important lesson I learned is to bookmark and write down where I get ideas in case I want to copy them, that way I can give proper credit to the right person!