Sunday, April 10, 2011

Spray Paint-apalooza Part 3

I found this little lantern thing out in my yard. I had bought it from Big Lots about 2 years ago. It was white and rusty. I put it on the table with the rest of my Goodwill/Savers finds that are waiting to be painted.

Yesterday, my husband brought to my attention that the glass was held in by little metal tabs and could be taken out (carefully). This was all the encouragement I needed to get to work! I took all the glass out and set it aside. I then dusted off this little gem and hit it with a coat of lavender spray paint.

My original plan was to put a candle in it and give it away. As the day progressed, I got the idea to put a little bird in it. I bought the paper "grass" at a dollar store and just for an example used this little bird that belonged to my mom. I liked it so much that I decided to keep it for myself.

My mom always loved birds and used to tell us that the birds talked to her. When she would find out something we had done, we would ask, "How did you know?" She would reply, "The pajaritos (Spanish for little birds) told me." This was then passed on to the grandchildren. Of course, my mom knew things they had done from the stories we would tell her. The grandkids were amazed that their Nany talked to the birds. :)This is a tin flower vase I found at Goodwill last night. It was only $1.99!
Here it is after a coat of baby blue spray paint. Much improved, I think.
Remember those white candle stands from my last spray paint post? Here's what they look like now with these lovely plates I found at Target.
I used them for cookies when I hosted my Relay for Life team meeting the other night.
I have been bitten by the crafting bug!!!


  1. I love how the tin flower vase turned out! I'm a new follower from Homemaker on a Dime blog hop. Stop by and say hi sometime if you like!

  2. oh how adorable! love the bird inside the lanter, my fave color is baby blue, love how you used them with the tin flower, you're so creative!

    i'm your newest follower from the Bloggers Party and Hop at TypeAdecorating.

    Susan at

  3. Oh I love what you did with your paint! The plates on the candlestands - awesome! Love the color you painted the lantern - I was going to paint my ugly green one black, but you've inspired me to do something more interesting! I found you at Homemaker on a Dime's linky party. I "followed" your blog!

    Mary @

  4. Great job! Really appreciate you linking this up at the Creative Bloggers' Party & Hop.

  5. Very cute!
    Thank you for linking this up as well to {nifty thrifty sunday}! I can't wait to see what you'll link up tomorrow!
    Vanessa @ {nifty thrifty things}