Sunday, April 15, 2012

A Light Botox

These lanterns have seen better days.

 Lantern #1 has age spots (paint flecks), a washed out patina, and a dull brown cord.

Lantern #2 sat out unprotected in all types of weather for over 50 years. She tried several coats of black paint, but it didn't last. 

So they've decided to try a little restoration therapy to help them look young again.

It was quick and painless, and only took about an hour for the first part of the regimen. 

After a little relaxation (and drying), the sodium solution was applied to enhance their complexion. The results were startling!

Thanks to the treatment, they have been given a new lease on life.

Don't they look natural? You'd never know that they just had work done!

*Doctor's Note: Lantern #1 has since found work in a newly opened mud room, boasting pale green walls, creamy white cabinets, and slate floors.
Lantern #2 has found work lighting the back garage entrance of a freshly painted white brick home. 



  1. I used the copper stuff on some really cheap Home Depot lights and it made them look like a million bucks. These looks great too!

  2. Very clever - the finish suits the lines perfectly. Laughed at the "found work" descriptions - you're a cracker! x

  3. Hello,

    What a difference, they look great

    Have a wonderful week

  4. What a transformation, I've got a couple of lanterns here that could do with a little applied collagen. I'll drop 'em over!


  5. Usually those products don't look good.

    Felt like snatching your lanterns from the last pics.

    Terra cotta pot in the background too.

    Garden & Be Well, XO Tara

  6. bravo, Kathy! what a difference! happy Monday and a big hug to you

  7. Kathy I love your wondrous lantern makeovers. I do have a porch lantern that needs help big time!! You have inspired me!!

    The 2012 Artist Series featuring Designer and Paper Artist Anita Rivera...(of Castles Crowns and Cottages)is on my site, please stop by! Her work is amazing!

    Art by Karena


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