Do, I have a fun tutorial for you to day, updated painted lanterns! My girlfriend found these lanterns at the thrift store and asked if I could give them a little TLC!
I’m back for our monthly thrift store decor, where we make over a thrift store find. Make sure to scroll to the end of the post to find so many amazing projects!
So here is the before, super cute assortment of lanterns, she did good!
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Before painting, I made sure to clean the lanterns really well using a damp cloth.
Using a combination of small craft brushes and make-up wedges I painted over the metal. I could have taped everything off but that would be super tedious so I tried to keep a steady hand.
The frames around the glass were a little tricky but I found that the paint came right off the glass with a wet paper towel and my finger nail wrapped around the towel. You could also use a razor blade after the paint dries.
Next I sanded down some of the parts to give it a distressed look and followed up with a coat of dark minwax stain to age it. Lastly, I sealed it to protect it from the outdoor elements applying it with a soft rag.
They look super pretty at night!
Time to go visit these talented ladies and see what they found this month! Thanks so much for stoping in today and have a great rest of the week!
Petticoat Junktion Serving Tray
Domestically Speaking Nautical Rope Candlestick
Bliss Ranch Refreshed Front Door Mat
My Repurposed Life Plastic Frame Makeover
Uncommon Slice of Suburbia Painted Lanterns