Little Red Candle Lantern

This old junker has been outside for years. 
It was faded and rusty and ready for a new life.

I'm using my new favorite red called Smoldering Red 
by Benjamin Moore

I tried this gorgeous color on another project and I 
couldn't wait to use it again.

After a couple coats of the red, the hand painting itch got me.

I wanted to give the lantern a little pizazz and bright
colored pennants were just what it needed.

by DecoArt for the flags.

Cute little whimsical detail that is just fun!

I replaced the candle lantern on the outdoor fence hook,

added a battery operated candle.

And this little cutie has a whole new life!

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  1. It's really gorgeous! I often visit your blog and always find amazing projects and food for inspiration :)
    I have this same lantern but mine is aqua so that it matches the rest of my balcony decor.
    Have a nice week-end
    Donatella (Italy)

  2. That is just the cutest lantern makeover ever!


  3. So cute, Susan! Love your little pennants.

  4. Really cute and so creative!

  5. It came out great! Love the pennants.

  6. I know a lot of old Junkers that could use something smoldering!

  7. I love quick and easy makeovers, and the more whimsical the better. :)

    cute lantern!

  8. omg, how fun is that..pinning to my lantern board!! LOVE IT!

  9. This is soooooooo adorable! I simply LOVE IT!!!! TFS...Hugs...


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