Friday, February 8, 2013

Lantern Transformation

I have been wanting a couple of large lanterns for a while, but seems like the really big ones are well over $100 each. Last weekend at Ross I found these UGLY Arabian style lanterns. I got both of them for $60. I hated the shiny silver tops but really liked the shape. So I figured for that price, I'd give them a coat of Spraypaint!


All I needed was a can of Spraypaint and Painters tape


Here they are in front of the fireplace....I love them, although now I think I should have used black instead of brown paint....what do you think?
For some more LANTERN inspiration check out my Pinterest board

33 comments:

  1. Wow, Schnuckel, das hast du echt super gemacht. What a transformation. Looks great!!! Bin begeistert.

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    1. ahhh Danke...hat Spass gemacht..Wenn Du hier waehrst dann koenntest Du mir Deine guene Heine Laterne schenken..haha

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  2. I like the shape of them too. Brown looks great. I love that pillow on that awesome bench in the background of the photo taken outside.

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    1. Thanks Holly for your comment...I had fun...I made the pillow a while back.The pillow case is actually from IKEA, easy..no sewing involved...lol!!! Off to check out your new post next

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  3. They turned out Great!!!

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  4. No, I love the brown!! That was really a great idea to repaint those. What a difference that made. You got a great deal on those for that price. They look nice by the fireplace.

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    1. Thank ya Kelly....I lucked out for a change at Ross....usually I always miss the good stuff...

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  5. Christine I love all your stuff! I wish I could do all this!

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  6. Thanks Kendra....I am only starting to learn it myself, having a blog to push myself to do more and learn more Home Improvements....Thanks for commenting and keeping up with my little Blog.

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  7. I love the lanterns in brown! I think they look great! Do you live in Washington state? The picture of your home in your header looks like it's in Wa. I grew up there and miss it so much.

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    1. Hi Lisa, yes we live in Olympia WA. If you come visit me you got a guest room with an old junky door to sleep in...lol...You can then help me to re-decorate my house!!!

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  8. I have a tendency to paint everything black, and I have to say that with these lanterns I prefer your brown. They look great.

    And I love the bear rug in your previous post!

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    1. Thanks so much Cheryl for stopping by....I am just starting my BLOG and still learning...I appreciate your comments!!!!

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  9. oooo! I love those lanterns and the spray paint job is fantastic!

    Great work!!

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    1. Thanks Anne......greetings and a great weekend to Canada

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  10. What a great idea! Please share it on a terrific linky – Design Décor Tuesday. www.designdecortuesday.blogspot.com. See you there! ☺

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  11. Thanks for linking in to Design Decor Tuesday. Looking forward to seeing what you post next week!

    Jennifer
    www.thejennyevolution.com

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  12. Popping in from Project Inspired, and I think the lanterns look fantastic. I've been able to collect several lanterns, but the largest ones I got from IKEA for under $20 each -- they are big enough to hold 3 or 4 chunky candles at the same time. I got mine before Christmas, so have no idea if they still have any. I think you are off to a great start in blogland. Just be prepared to meet some incredibly nice people! I'm a new follower!

    Carol

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    1. Thanks so much Carol for stopping by and commenting my new little blog....

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  13. Thanks so much for sharing at Project Inspired @ Setting for Four. I pinned your gorgeous lanterns to our group linky pinboard!
    I hope you are having a fantastic Easter, and can join me Monday evening 8 pm EST for Project Inspired #8! :D

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  14. You did a great job making them more 'you' and I like how you taped off the glass. They look pretty by your fireplace and I think the brown works well with the other colours you have going on.

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    1. Thanks Elizabeth for stopping by and commenting!!!!

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  15. How pretty!! =) Thanks for sharing this one too! =)

    Danielle
    SewMuchCrafting.com

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  16. Love this project! What a big transformation. They look so much better now and what a steal :)

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    1. Thanks Katja.....your name sounds European??? Am I right?

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  17. Ooh so pretty! They look lovely by your fireplace. I think the brown was a great call! Thanks so much for linking up at Get Your DIY On, Christine!

    ~Abby =)

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  18. The brown looks marvelous, Christine! I love your stencilled pillow in the background, too!

    Val @ artsybuildinglady.blogspot.ca

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