Sunday, September 29, 2013

DIY Glittery Lantern

The lantern: no longer just an item to light your way, but the latest trend in home decor. Oh so cute, oh so classy...oh so out of my price range. I've browsed at them in Hobby Lobby, looked longingly at them on Pinterest, imagined how fabulous one would look in my kitchen, and then... I nearly passed up on this gem at a yard sale over the summer:
The picture does not do it justice. It was old, rusty, and in miserable shape. Not even yard sale worthy. I kept walking, but that old lantern was calling my name. "Take me home and fix me up! There's life still left in me yet," it called. And so we did. And, with a little of this...
and a little of that (beautiful weather and some free time), we found that you can indeed resurrect an old lantern.
Again, here is a picture that does not do it justice. It truly is a glittery wonder. And all for a few bucks (I think we paid a dollar for it). What is an item that someone else has tossed out that you have turned into a new treasure? Leave a comment and let me know!

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