Recycled Lantern Mirror

Recycled lantern mirror (via

I think every thrift store in America has at least one old, lantern-style hanging light fixture lurking on their shelves.  Much like the classic 1980s brass chandy, these once-trendy fixtures have seen their heyday come and go.  But there is still hope for them!  Next time you see one, you might want to snag it so you can recycle it into one of these elegantly-styled mirrors by Sarah Dorsey at Design*Sponge.  I adore the soft blue she used on her recycled glass inserts, giving it just a touch of color.  Or for a bolder look, you could opt to Mod Podge colorful paper to the glass instead!

Recycled Lantern Mirror at Design Sponge