I took some old junk and look how awesome a little imagination turned it into a beautiful multipurpose piece.
I had some junk pieces laying aroung in my garage and I got a brilliant idea. I had some top post pieces from my old 4 poster bed, an old wooden plate I picked up from a thrift store some years ago, and an old outdoor utility light shade.
I began by spraying the shade with dollar store grey weatherproof primer paint.
Next I decided to use up some old dollar store marble gems to make a mosaic on the lamp shade. I decided to use clear silicone sealant to glue the gems on. I began by just laying out a pattern filling in as I go.
Laying out a flower pattern first
Filling in like a puzzle.
Here is the finished result of that step.
I then painted the post and wooden plate with the grey primer, then lightly brushed a exterior flat white paint to get a distressed look once the primer dried.
I then glued and screwed the two post together, screwed the plate onto one end and gave the whole peice a coat of weatherproof matte clear coat.