Yesterday I was outside all day, I pinned laundry on the line, mowed the yard, weeded the flowers, added a new birdhouse in the maple tree, and planted a fern in my old bike basket. Why doing all that work my wheels started turning and an upcycle project emerged.
You see I had these old black lanterns in my pile of junk to go to the trash, when my brilliant idea hit. That’s what I call them anyway, and every time I have one of my “brilliant ideas” hubby just shakes his head. Fortunately this time it didn’t require him doing any work. Lucky him!!
Anyway I rescued the lanterns from the trash and decided to turn them into mini greenhouses. The black was faded from the sun, and I knew I wanted a lighter color so I carefully removed the glass and gave them a quick coat of white spray paint. That alone made them look 100 times better. Next I added small terracotta pots and a cute cascading plant. Wow, Im in love with the lanterns all over again.
To make them a true greenhouse I will need to add the glass again, but right now I like the open concept and it adds a pop of color on my front porch. I just love it when I can create something new from something old, and save it from the landfill. Thanks for stopping by and have a wonderful weekend everyone!