This is an old project, but still one of my favorite. I love lanterns, and I have more then I can count really. I always wanted some big floor laterns, but they are so expencive, I never could afford the ones I liked. Then I found a set, at a cheap store. I liked the deign, I hated the colour. It was a dark black-brown stained with something that was supposed to resemble rust. They were not classy at all! But they were cheap! So I bought them, thinking I could fix 'em up alittle :)
|before picture. I have removed the glass. This is the larger one of the set.|
I had some left over green stains from diy-ing my diningroom candlier, and I decided to try and get a verdigris effect out of it.
I added alot of layers, rubbed it down, spritzed on some light aqua, and then rubbed it off again... it was messy, and alot of fun. Finally I was left with a effect I really liked.
The lager lantern has been used for many things. Not just candles. I used it as a terrarium for while, and then I had smaller hanging lanterns inside it. After I while I found this tealight tree thing at a fleamarket and decided it would look cool with it. They now live in the stairway. The only place they really shine and stand out :)
on another note, I am absolutely itching to get my hand on some of this stuff:
Modern Masters metal effect paint and reactor stains.... the possibilities!
I have so many ideas how to used this stuff. This paint contains REAL metal particles, and the reactor stains force out verdigris, rust ect. My og MY! It is a decor-freaks wet dream!!!
I have found it in Sweden, but not in Norway yet... sometimes I really hate living up north!