Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Thrifted Lighthouse

While out thrifting I came across this unpainted lighthouse shelf for only $5.00.
I have been wanting some sort of lighthouse for summer decorating.  And with this piece I can choose my own colors.  I also had to glue the finial back in place on the top as it was loose.  I simply used a little wood glue and let it dry.

I began by painting the entire piece white, let it dry then came back in and painted aqua horizontal stripes and roof.

Next I cut a rectangle in a pice of painters tape.  Then taped a cross of paper to form a window stencil for the sides of the lighthouse.

I attached the window stencil in place and stenciled the windows on the sides for my lighthouse.  I removed the tape and went to the next stripe and stenciled the next window all in black.

Around the top of the lighthouse I used silver Stickles on the wire fencing.

I wanted the wire to look salt damaged as if the weather had taken a tole on it.

And here it is completed.

So cute summery.  I think it will reside on my fireplace mantel for the summer.

Happy Crafting!

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