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Sunday, August 29, 2010

Front porch lantern project

So today's project was a simple one.  We spend alot of time on our front (and back) porch(es).  So I wanted to add some ambiance to our front porch.  These are the before pics.....
This is the right & left columns as you are facing the front of the house.

These are the lanterns I bought at a garage sale for $1 (for the pair).  I needed them to be black to match the rest of the exterior light fixtures and the hanging bracket as well.  They were silver so I taped the glass and painted them black.

Then my wonderful husband drilled the holes and hung the brackets for me.

and this is what they look like hanging, with candles lit inside of them..

What a differenc this little addition makes for our cozy little front porch.

A close up of the lantern and hanging bracket.
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  1. Hello Tammy! Nice job on the lanterns. I was wondering where you might first I though perhaps Arizona. But I see in your profile you are in Florida. That does look like a porch from a warmer climate. You are right before me in today's Metamorphosis on Susan's blog! Take care. Susan

  2. Those look great! Bet the paint cost more than the cute lanterns. ♥♫

  3. How wonderful! Your front porch looks very welcoming now, love the lanterns...Christine

  4. They look great. A little paint goes a long way!

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  5. Gorgeous! I love your stucco walls.

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  6. Looks wonderful! Have you considered getting flameless candles with timers? I have a few and they are great. You don't have to worry about blowing out a candle, or any hazards. Thought you might like the idea! :)
    Best regards,