Wednesday, April 17, 2013

Upcycled Thrift Store Lantern

I found this lovely lantern around Christmas time at the thrift store for $3.

Okay so it was not lovely at all but it had potential! 

Camouflage? 


I disassembled all the pieces. The garland was held on with little wires. I used snips to get those all off. I cleaned the whole thing including the plexiglass inserts. I then spray painted the metal parts with matte black spray paint (left over from our front door). For the sides I made stencils using contact paper and my Cricut. Peeling those thin pieces off the backing was hard! I stuck and restuck them until they were on there even and we used frosting spray paint to frost the glass. Now it is a great piece!



 Found anything lately to upcycle?

2 comments :

Kim said...

Frosting spray paint? That sounds a ton easier than etching. How well does it stick on the glass?

Kristen said...

I can't believe you managed to change it so much. Very creative - it's beautiful!

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