Fall is for everything cosy, and this lantern really fits the bill! Not only will it help light the earlier twilight, but it will look amazing while it does! You can sit, comfy on the porch or balcony, with a soft light coming from this lovely piece.
We cleaned it up, gave it a good sanding, then used Annie Sloan Chalk Paint in Old Linen to give it a lovely neutral colour. Then we did a little distressing.
We decorated the lantern using botanical and dragonfly images from Iron Orchid Designs to give it some dimension.
Then the whole thing was given 2 coats of Polycrylic to protect the paint and the images.
It has a removable back, with a hole. You can add a fake candle into it, or put a small light fitting and snake the cord out of the hole.
The front is a metal mesh to let the light shine through.
The lantern is 13" (33cm) tall, and 7.5" (18cm) wide.