Restored Brass Garden Lanterns

So now I have spent so much time making my garden a lovely haven it just needed a few finishing touches.

It can be quite dark along the side of my house and I often go out in the winter to the new Shed or Log store so I decided lighting would be a necessary addition.

I decided on lantern style lighting rather the modern look, so I went to my favourite shopping site (ebay) and looked for some budget options – I found some sad looking brass and glass ones so I got my bidding head on and was lucky to end up with three for £44 inc. postage.

When they arrived I was so excited and all the glass was intact. The lanterns needed a good clean as they were splattered with paint and had clearly been outside (where they belong) for sometime.

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With the help of my partner I completely disassembled them…

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(far more pieces than I thought)

 

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Then started the long cleaning processes using Cillit Bang, sponges, scrapers and to finish off Brasso to polish them up.

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The results really surprised me!

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Luckily my partner remembered how put them all back together (as I wouldn’t have had a clue).

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Then he put the up in the garden for me and connected a weatherproof outside switch (screwfix), I’m lucky to have such a handy man.

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They look great and light up my pathway beautifully, then only down side is I don’t have an excuse not to put the bins out!

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