A Fun Idea for Summer Made From Vintage Glass

My dump store finds are back! I love it when summer comes around and I can make my rounds to the dump stores again 😉 Ahhh heaven! reclaimed glass light shades and other thrift store findsA few weeks ago I was out with my Mom and found these beautiful vintage glass lamp shades. 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.  wood and ceramic bases painted whiteI 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.  adding red stripes with Fusion Mineral Paint With Canada Day around the corner, I thought a red and white theme would be fun for our 150th birthday.

If you missed the other piece I did for the 150th, you can see it here…adding red stripes to painted finds with Fusion Mineral PaintI 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. adding Epoxy to vintage glass light shadesTo make sure the new planters didn’t separate, Epoxy around the edges kept the pieces securely together.  dump finds turned into Canada Day planters A little distressing, dirt, and some white flowers, and they were done.
reclaimed glass lamp shade turned into a planterwhite flowers planted in vintage glass lamp shadesHow 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. If you don’t happen to have any dump reuse centres around you, vintage glass light shades are easy to find at thrift stores as well.   thrift store finds turned summer planterAre you making anything special to decorate your outdoor space this summer?vintage glass light shades turned summer planters in red and white

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2 Comments on " A Fun Idea for Summer Made From Vintage Glass "

  1. Lisa

    I love your post. 😍 I plan to use your idea at my cottage. I live in Florida so it’s warm weather year round. This is a great way to get the look I love. 🤗

    1. Lisa

      Thank you so much Dee! I am so happy to hear that you love them as much as I do 😉 Enjoy and I’d love for you to share a pic if you make them! I love seeing everyone’s variation.

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