With a Grateful Prayer and a Thankful Heart: 4/15/12 - 4/22/12

Monday, April 16, 2012

Simple Re-Purposing

When replacing the light over our kitchen table I saved the glass lamp shades because I thought they could be used as pretty pots for flowers.
The shades have been in the garage all winter waiting for springtime to bring warmer weather and cheerful flowers.
I covered the bottom opening by inserting a coffee filter.  The ones I used are little circles from my coffee press and they fit just right.  You could cut a circle from regular filters - I would double up just to be sure the soil remains securely inside.  If you are careful to not over-water, a plastic sandwich bag would work too  and you wouldn't need a saucer for drips. 
Trailing ivy, Pothos or African Violet could be used if you want a houseplant rather that an annual.
 The saucers were made using discarded lids from jars.  I roughed up the surface and painted with acrylic paint giving the lids several coats for complete coverage.  When dried, I applied a coat of gloss clear acrylic sealer.
Pretty Pansies on Parade
Here is the new light... and it does have all five light bulbs now :)

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