I've shown this lantern several times, most recently when I added a spray I made to it as an early Fall decoration.
I had been thinking about painting it white for some time, and finally decided to do it.
I used a Valspar sample paint in white, and small brushes you would use for really small crafts. The strips over the glass on this piece are very narrow. It was a little tedious, but I am happy with the makeover.
I painted it, sanded it for a little distressing on the corners, used an exacto blade to scrape off the places where I got paint on the glass. I left the top as it was, except I painted the laticed area white.
Inside it holds a golden yellow candle, and colorful Fall leaves. Then I tied burlap around the handle, and inserted some more Fall picks into that. It sits in the sun room on my little aqua stool.
On the shelf of the stool, I added my large yellow bird, and a Fall candle ring I got at Good Will a long time ago, and added silk leaves to it to make it fuller.
I am joining these great parties:
Frugal Friday @ Shabby Nest
Feathered Nest Friday @ French Country Cottage
Be Inspired Friday @ Common Ground
Anything Blue Friday @ The Dedicated House