It’s Int’l Bloggers Club time again!! Yay!! I’m excited about this month because we’re taking our projects outside in that hot summer sun! There’s something about summer that’s rejuvenating, even though it’s hot, it’s also such a lively time isn’t it? In this post I’ll be sharing How to Repurpose a Glass Shade into a Planter.
We’re here as a group of friends from around the world to show you what summer projects we’ve come up with this month. Last month we focused our attention onto furniture, and the month before we took you all shopping. I hope you enjoy this month’s summer themed projects.
Two months ago during the shopping post of IBC, I took you all shopping at garage sales, and showed you some of my finds. Among the treasures were these glass shades that I scored for 25 cents each.
My original plan was to turn them into angels just like I did with these other glass shades, and I actually started to, but I just wasn’t liking the look of the angels I made. I didn’t have any other ideas about what to do with these glass shades, so away to Pinterest I went. I typed in “Repurposed Glass Shades” and I found these beauties from Grateful Prayer Thankful Heart, and I knew I wanted to recreate something like them.
I only used one glass shade for this project just because I haven’t given up on my angels yet. 😉 I also used a spaghetti jar lid as a drip tray.
I had bought a gallon of exterior paint for $5 off the clearance shelf at Lowe’s and started painting the shade to give it some color. I fell in love with this blue! I’m so glad I snagged this paint; I’m thinking it would look really great on an outdoor bench project, which I’m hoping to find curbside or at a garage sale. What?! A girl’s gotta hope! 🙂
I used the paint to give the glass shade and the lid 3 coats. Isn’t it a beautiful color?!
Next I took one big coffee filter, folded the sides into the middle and stuck it down into the center of the shade.
I had planned on buying a succulent for my new planter because those things are so stinkin’ pretty and seem hardy too, but I saw this African Violet at Lowe’s for $1, and I couldn’t pass up the pretty plant with the awesome price tag! I’m not sure how green my thumb is just yet in my planting career, so if the plant ends up not making it, it was only $1 and I’ll just try the succulents then. I also thought if it outgrows the planter I can transplant it, and then put a succulent in this cute little planter, whichever comes first right?
It turned out so pretty, I just might start collecting these and making beautiful little planters for the outside of the house.
Don’t forget to go see what projects Mary, Katrin, and Pili have been working on for the summer!!
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