Thought I'd share another vase I made from a vintgage light fixture. Of course I forgot all of the "before" photos, but I think I you'll be able to "picture" what I did when I explain it.
That top screw and that bottom screw were brand new silvery eye sores on my rusty treasure, but then I remembered that tray of rusty orange paint I had just mixed up to paint something else - how did I get so lucky????? Well, maybe not, I had already thrown the plate away containing the leftover mixture. I ran to the trash can that is like taller than me (yes, I am vertically challenged, but I'm tellin' ya we have like the biggest dang trash can!), I drag my step stool over and I'm like digging down in the bottom of the can trying not to fall in - this puts a whole new spin on dumpster diving! Finally, I was able to grab the plate and luckily it had not dried yet so I covered those two screws and they blended right in. I swear, the things I do for the sake of