Pretty Pool Noodle Luminaries

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Chances are, if you’ve got kids and pool access, you’ve also got pool noodles.  Over at Create. Craft. Love. , Jill has discovered all kinds of neat ways to reuse pool noodles.  Her latest idea is perfect for nighttime yard decor:  pool noodle luminaries! To make these, Jill sliced up several pool noodles.  The hollow {…Read More…}

Porch Lanterns Refabbed

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Over at Little Brags, Christine has been giving her back porch a makeover. She had these two huge brown lanterns to use, but had grown tired of their brown color.

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Granny’s Lamps Get a New Look

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At her blog, Making It In the Mountains, Kristi tells us she’s been planning on giving her Granny’s lamps a makeover ever since her mom passed them along. “I LOVE the crystal, but the faded brass just wasn’t my thing and the lamp shades were a bit too traditional for my taste,” she says.

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Updating a Brass Chandelier with Spray Paint

Homespun with Love chandelier before

At Homespun with Love, a dining room chandelier was getting a little too brassy for its homeowners.  “We looked for some time trying to find a reasonably priced replacement that would suit our decor taste, but try we did with no luck.”

Homespun with Love chandelier before

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Glass Bottle Lanterns

Buttoneering lanterns before

Stacy from Buttoneeering shares a neat idea for upcycling empty glass bottles into lighting.  She suggests that empty wine or liquor bottles works best for this project, but I bet mason jars would work, too.

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Applesauce Jar Sconces

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Erin of His and Hers once enjoyed the hobby of raiding recycling bins for treasures. A couple of applesauce jars from her days of digging came to the rescue when Erin and her husband Rick were looking to update the lighting in their half bath.   Rick and Erin replaced the outdated shades on their {…Read More…}

Coffee Can Lamp

If you can’t start your morning without that cup (or two or three!) of joe, then you probably go through quite a few coffee cans. You may be stowing them away with future plans to upcycle them into something fabulous. One original idea I recently stumbled upon is this coffee can lamp that Jamie shared {…Read More…}

Tea Light Candle Chandelier

Cheryl from Dillon’s Digital Designs found part of an old chandelier sticking out of her neighbor’s trash can and snatched it. After spray painting it a rich oil rubbed bronze, Cheryl replaced the wiring and metal pieces on each end with Goodwill glasses and tea lights. Cheryl says, “It will go above my jacuzzi tub {…Read More…}