It is high time for more summer entertaining and I had to do something about my patio lighting situation! We have only one outlet on the wrong end of our yard, so I had to get creative and figure out a solution.
I always see ugly old brass lamps at the thrift store and I knew there had to be a way to turn them into something useful. I bought a few different types of pathway solar lights and hoped one of them would fit into the openings of my lamps. Lucky me, I hit the jack pot! I wasn't happy that they were the most expensive ones I saw at Home Depot at $6.99 a pop. But the lamps were $2.99 each and for how great they turned out I figured they were worth it!
I removed all the wires and electrical pieces and gave both of these beauties about 4 coats of black Rust-Oleum. I hope they hold up th the weather! Then I bought this epoxy at Ace that will hopefully be waterproof and durable!
We are loving how the new light lends to our relaxing evenings AFTER we put the kids to bed.
I have them on a fun new little end table I will be sharing next week.
I may need to keep my eye out for a few more because these were very easy. As long as you find the right size solar light it will pop right in like it belongs there!
What have you been doing to spruce up your outdoor space to get the most out of this summer?
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