I completed a small project on my project list yesterday and wanted to share how I updated these metal lanterns using just paint.
One really tough thing about moving into an older home, is that every single thing needs updating and most of these projects take a very long time to complete. If you’re anything like me, it starts to become frustrating. One way that I avoid the frustration is to tackle some smaller projects so I can have a sense of “completion”. Sounds silly but it’s necessary for me while living in a constant construction zone.
We all know I love paint. I feel like it’s an inexpensive way to transform most any space. I loved these lanterns and wanted to keep them (also to save money), but they were so worn and faded. Don’t get me wrong, I love that look on so many things but I want the outside of my home to “sparkle”. I have big plans with paint and patio space that will eventually be completed. But, until then, I can at least finish some other projects on the VERY LONG “to do” list.
I used a small can of flat black Rustoleum paint for this project and needed very little of it. I painted the larger sections with just a regular small paint brush and painted the smaller pieces with a makeup brush. ****Don’t worry! Only one makeup brush was harmed in the making of this blog post.*****
Rustoleum Flat Black
It’s not the most perfect paint job I’ve ever completed but unless you’re searching for the mistakes, they aren’t obvious. I also used a little windex and gave the glass a quick cleaning and replaced the bulbs with LED bulbs. Not only safer for outside lights but also much more energy efficient.
So there you have it! A quick little paint project on these lanterns that immediately transformed the space! What small projects have you tackled recently? Would love to hear all about them!
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