November 26, 2012

Two Ways to Reuse Vintage Christmas Lights

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Here's an easy repurposing Christmas decorating idea I thought of while my husband was stringing up lights outside. We like to put the big fat vintage looking lights out there. But one strand wasn't working. Instead of throwing the whole thing out, I unscrewed the lightbulbs and put all the blue, green and white ones inside of a hanging lantern in my dining room.  

Then I filled a mason jar with the warm colors, red and orange.

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I like it because it's fun, easy and unexpected. And I'm not piling lightbulbs into a landfill...
Next, I'll show you my fireplace facelift. Something about Christmas coming gave me the itch to finally paint the dark brick to transform the look completely. Stay tuned for the big reveal! 

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  1. This is a lovely idea! I can't wait to see your fireplace because I just did mine, you can see it on my blog.

  2. This is such a great idea and so pretty! I do have some strands of lights like this that don't work I may but them in my milk glass. Thanks for sharing deco diva love your blog .


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