With the benefit of slightly cooler weather here, what could be more appealing than working on a mini makeover project? Before we moved here, this house was having some work done on it. Part of that involved replacing the exterior light fixtures. Mr. B thought one should be saved, so we did. Time passed and the wonderful world of blogs appeared in my vision, filling my life with inspiration. Thus, I began with this:
and its lid:
My helper, Flossie, checked it out:
This piece also seemed like a possibility:
I busted out the trusty spray paint, first planning to use a gloss black, but switching to Plan B Oil-Rubbed Bronze when black was nowhere to be found. Once it was painted and dried, the rest was easy:
Turn the lantern lid upside down on top of the former brass stand, and voila!
An elegant (okay, that's a stretch), make that a nice footed container, ready to fill with a candle, leaves or whatever else is available. Stay tuned to see what happens to the main part of the light fixture at a later date. I want to list this with Susan's Met Monday party at Between Naps on the Porch Met Monday. This cost $0.00 because all of the parts, including paint, were already here. How long has it been since you looked at things you already have in a new way for a different use?
Enjoy the rest of your weekend!