It’s Monday, so it’s time to show off the great deals we have been finding and the way we have spiffed them up into decorating treasures! I’m excited to join Rhoda at Southern Hospitality for Today’s Thrifty Treasures and Susan at Between Naps on the Porch for Metamorphosis Monday so I can share my latest projects and see what all of my fellow bloggers have been up to this week! Much of my inspiration came from the new Pottery Barn catalog, which is filled with beautiful lanterns decorated for Fall!
Soooo….I set off to Walmart in hope of finding some that I could afford….and voilà! I found three different styles on the clearance aisle for a total of $18…not bad! Next I removed the glass…much easier said than done! Most of it was held in by those sticky foam tabs that you can see inside the large one. Grrr….I had to remove them, too, so they wouldn’t show.
With the glass finally removed, I took out my trusty Rust-oleum textured black spray paint! It gives a nice wrought iron effect and is very forgiving of drips and assorted boo-boos. Once they dried, I popped the glass back in and…
This one has an artificial pumpkin and dried black beans. In the PB catalog, the pumpkin is actually a candle, but since I would never light it, this Walmart $1 special will do just fine! I bought another one of these lanterns so I would have a pair to put on my mantel at Christmas time.
I also noticed an antique dough bowl filled with pillar candles and my little wheels started turning again because I have my grandmother’s dough bowl! So I filled it with dried pinto beans and added some candles and miniature white pumpkins and here is the result!
The colors are subtle, but it still says Fall! The PB version didn’t show how the candles were anchored, so I just decided to use the beans. They also used glass balls, but I like these cute little white pumpkins instead because they add a little additional interest. What do you think?
And this is definitely frenchy! My friend Linda at Nina’s Nest found these for me at Goodwill! When she called to tell me about them, I squealed “Put ‘em in the cart…fast!” lol Linda has a set just like these and I have had canister envy ever since she bought them! Now I am cured! Isn't she a wonderful friend? And best of all, it was only $12 for all four! They say (l to r) tea, flour, sugar and coffee.
That's it for this week. Thanks so much for stopping by! Be sure to join our wonderful hostesses Rhoda and Susan for more thrifting finds and amazing re-dos! I’ll see you next time! A la prochaine!