Find some vintage glass lamp shades at your local thrift store or dump store and turn them into the perfect summer planters!
Time: 1 Hours Cost: $10 Difficulty: Easy
My dump store finds are back! I love when summer comes around and I can make my rounds to the dump stores again ;) Ahhh heaven!
A few weeks ago I was out with my Mom and found these beautiful vintage glass lamp shades. (they are pretty easy to find a thrift stores too!) They were all pretty dirty but dirt never scares me ;)
A little Dawn was all they needed to clean them right up.
I loved that they were all different shapes and shades of white and thought they'd make the coolest looking planters.
I picked up a variety of different wood and ceramic pieces while I was there too that would work as bases for the planters.
Each base got two coats of Fusion Mineral Paint in Limestone to start.
With Canada Day around the corner I thought a red and white theme would be fun for our 150th birthday.
I used a Fusion Mineral Paint in Fort York Red with a hint of Ash (just to make it a tad less bright) to make some wobbly stripes. Each base had some natural curves so, with a tiny brush, I free-handed the stripes using the curves as a loose guide.
To make sure the new planters didn't separate, Epoxy around the edges kept the pieces securely together.
A little distressing, dirt and some white flowers and they were done.
How fun are they? I love that they brighten up the corner of one of my balconies and give a nod to Canada's birthday as well.
Are you making anything special to celebrate Canada Day or the Fourth of July?
A quick update... mine are inside so I was not concerned about drainage as I can control the water they get. If you are putting yours outside, throw a couple of rocks or some gravel in the bottom to help with drainage.
Materials I used for this project:
- Glass lamp shades (Thrift Store)
- Wood bases (Thrift Store)
- Paint in Red and White (Local Stockist)