Spring Lantern

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I am so excited you are here today. I am taking a worn lantern purchased at Goodwill at a price of $4.99 and turning it into an "After" you won't forget. to Hometalk's is hosting A Home & Garden Blog Hop. Join me and several of the finest bloggers who posted the best spring projects for your inspiration.
My green lantern has seen better days as the sun grows long in the winter near the lake. Our frog watches over the house from the patio door. I think we are ball longing for warmer weather.
Here is a list of supplies I used and-or purchased to create this project.

* Note - The paint I used is outdoor paint.
The first step was to mix the two white paints together to create a soft but still bright white. I mixed half and half of each white until it was an even color and painted one coat on the base of the lantern. The metal top received 3 thin dry brush coats of gold metallic paint. I love the brush marks creating a shimmer effect to catch the light.
Whenever I create this is one of my favorite parts. Dry fitting the pieces of the project gives you an opportunity to arrange your items in the right spot visually. You might notice the glass is not in some of the pictures. Oh! Happy accident. I am guessing you already know what happened. I am thankful breaking glass will not give me bad luck. It did make painting and arranging much easier.
I am so thrilled with how my spring lantern turned out. After, all she is now softly flickering her golden light and warmed up our room.
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Happy Spring!!!!
Karen Marie Carlson Kedzuch
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  • Valerie Suell Valerie Suell on Feb 11, 2017
    I may sound ignorant, well that's because I pretty much am ignorant when it comes to the language of crafting. Anyhoo, what exactly does dry brush mean? You mentioned 3 thin dry brush coats of metallic paint. I thought I was over-analyizing, but my paint brushes usually start out dry...... Oh, and BTW, (I know some text lingo, lol) Your project turned out beautifully! 5 🌠

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