You know your DIY hobby has reached the next level when people’s idea of a great birthday present for you is a pile of
junk treasure for your projects! That’s what happened to Joan at Scavenger Chic. Part of her birthday gift included an old pair of shutters, which she turned into an awesome beach lantern.
Joan separated the shutters from the frames (the shutters went into yet another project) and filled the holes in the wood. This project used up a lot of her scrap wood, along with several deck balusters from the hardware store. Joan painted the lamp’s interior while it was flat, then added a coat of dark wax. While assembling the lamp, Joan used scrap wood pieces and turn buttons to hold her glass panes in place. She used black chalk paint and a dark wax on the exterior, then added hardware. Joan jokes that she’s “just cleaning up the world one project at a time.” She forgot to mention that she’s making it a more beautiful place, too!
Check out more pictures, along with Joan’s complete instructions, at Scavenger Chic.