Because it's the end of the month you see, and as you might recall, I promised the Man of the House that I would use 'em or lose 'em by then. I showed this little beauty in that last post.
It's the top half of a lantern post that I've had in my attic since the mid 80s. I got it for the walk in our first home. Of course, I didn't take into consideration that it might involve a major electrical installation beyond our pay grade...
It procrastinated in that attic until we moved to our second home, There, it rusted for the next decade, its final humiliation being rejection at the recent garage sale.
I can't imagine why ...
I had a notion that it could still be useful
so I took it apart and cut out all the electrical guts.
And then took it apart some more. The glass, as you probably know, just pulls right out. Then I primed it and painted it Heirloom White. I had to cover some (now) useless holes in the top with some wooden pegs but actually think that gives it a bit more character.
base was a hot mess. Fortunately, that stone flecky paint covers a multitude of sins.
I'm currently using it on my kitchen table for the holiday week.
I decoupaged the candle appropriately.
And I made a set of coasters to match since I have that little decoupage a coaster addiction...
Anyway, that's another one down.
Once the holiday is over, I think I'm going to move it to the top of the china cabinet in the dining room for a while and use it for a little vignette inspiration there. I might even schlep it to a party or two. In the meantime, I'll be sharing this little light of mine with Vanessa and Heather for Inspiration Friday.