I called my Dad and asked for his help.
Bob hopped in his car and came to the rescue.
He does that a lot.
He helped me take down our old, buggy, very cob webby, carriage lights.
1 year later, I finally figured out what to do with the old ones.
Actually, I thought of several things to do with them…
This DIY Carriage Light Candle was easy.
All I had to do was clean off the old carriage light, and paint it.
I used Behr Ultra in Swiss Coffee.
Then I sanded it to give it that vintage look.
I flipped it over, plopped a pretty candle my Mom gave me in there, and it was ready to hang.
Of course this would be pretty inside as well, but I couldn’t resist the pretty Oak tree out back.
Then I got to thinking…
This thing looked like a vase to me.
The problem: how in the heck could I get water to stay in there?
If you look closely, you can see that there is a jar in there holding the water.
I suppose I could have clogged the holes with clear caulk, but that sounded way too difficult.
Besides, if I did that, my other idea wouldn’t work.
Here’s a third use which one of my followers told me to try!
I just stuck the top of one of my solar lights in there.
(solar lights can be found at the $1 store, and they unscrew easily)
Finally, a fourth use.
Okay, so I already did a candle.
This one is upright though, and to me, looks like it was made to be this way.
One more thing, and then I have to go get groceries.
Last month, I shared how I transformed this old fondue pot into a cute bird feeder/birdhouse.
Stop by next week for a camp fire.
That’s the only hint I’m giving 🙂Tags: carriage light makeover, carriage light repurposed, carriage light uses, clever vase, DIY candle from light fixture, DIY Carriage Light Candle, light fixture repurposed, outdoor candle, outdoor vase, repurposed carriage light, Repurposed Cool Stuff, vase idea Posted by