Another Lighthouse

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We've seen this project before, but I thought I'd try my hand at it since I had these pots that were in rough shape. If it didn't work out, no problem because I was getting rid of them anyway!
Here they are, pretty gross and somewhat crumbly, except for the small one. I scraped and scrubbed the two larger ones to get the chipping stuff off. Washed them well and let them dry completely.
I spray painted them using Rustoleum's Antique White.
Living close to the beach, I've got a nautical theme going, and I absolutely love "ocean" colors like navy blue and teal. So I added stripes in those colors.
I have this lantern that has been waiting to be used somehow. It was dirty and rusty, so I washed it first.
I painted it navy blue and added a tea light candle. The place that I was going to place my lighthouse doesn't get much direct light, so I opted for a battery operated tea light instead of a solar powered light.
I painted on some windows and a door and set it by my front door. By the way, I used a weatherproof adhesive to attach the lantern so it wouldn't be knocked off. I think it turned out great and really goes with my nautical theme!
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  • Susan Susan on May 07, 2019

    I also love the wreath on the door! Any directions?

  • Sarah Kohzad Sarah Kohzad on Apr 08, 2020

    Make simple bunk bed?

  • Sharon  W. Sharon W. on Aug 12, 2021

    Great job!

    How difficult to paint the lantern? Were the glass panels removable?

    Do you keep spiders away and clean with a hose?

    Thank you😁

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  • Denise Fanelli Denise Fanelli on Jul 19, 2020

    People pay a lot of money for those old moss covered pots. Beauty, truly, is in the eye of the beholder. I like them both ways. This project is on the to do list! Thanks for the inspiration!

  • Jenny Jenny on Feb 06, 2022

    Love, love, LOVE the flowerpot lighthouse! I’ll be making this in the spring! Too cold out there now, in the U.K.! 😊

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