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! A 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. I 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. 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…I 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. To make sure the new planters didn’t separate, Epoxy around the edges kept the pieces securely together. A little distressing, dirt, and some white flowers, and they were done.
How 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. Are you making anything special to decorate your outdoor space this summer?
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