Wednesday, January 11, 2012

My New OLD Lantern

We moved into our newly-built home just over 3 years ago. Of course, the builder included the UGLIEST light fixtures throughout the house. So, I am constantly on the prowl for lovely new light fixtures to replace the old. At this point, I have replaced 17 of 21 fixtures. I am getting SO CLOSE to being done!

Recently, I stopped by the ReStore for Habitat for Humanity in the small town where I grew up while visiting my mother. I never know what I am going to find there, but this time I SCORED:

Okay. In this state, it's pretty ugly. Actually, it is probably uglier than the glass ball currently hanging in my laundry room. But I looked deeper and saw some potential.
And look at that PRICE! Even if didn't work out, I hadn't wasted a ton of $$$$.

Now, we all know what a can of spray paint can do and I was hoping it could work its magic on my wooden lantern.
Ta-da! So what do you think? Not bad for $15.00, eh?? It's already hung in my pink laundry room - the next step in this room's transformation. I know - the bulb is kind of ugly, but I like the energy-saving bulbs. And really, when the lantern is on, there is just a sunny glow and you can't see the bulb anyways.
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  1. That is so charming! I love the transformation! I'll have to visit my local ReStore. I've never actually been, but I don't know why! It seems to be right up me alley :)

  2. What a great new look for your lantern. Awesome.

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  4. This lantern is beautiful! I would love for you to link up at our party

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  5. You've been featured for Functional Friday!

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