Wednesday, January 18, 2012

PB Inspired Lantern

I was at Marshall's when I saw this huge lantern.  I loved it & it was on clearance but I just thought it was too big for me.  It also had one side of the glass broken & it was covered in this fabric(I liked the fabric but not on the lantern).  So I walked away from it even though it was marked down to $39.  I dreamed about the lantern that night & had to go back to get it.  Luckily it was still there when I walked in, I could see it from the front of the store & it was all the way in the back.  My daughter said, "wouldn't it be funny it someone picked it up before we got to the back of the store?".  "NO!!", I said and pushed the buggy a little faster.  I would hate to have to take someone out in Marshalls because I was dumb enough to pass it up the 1st time!  But it was still there when we made it to the back.  I was so happy because that stuff never happens to me!
I took it home & right away pulled the fabric off (and saved it for another project, it does have the cutest script with "nest" on it).  I removed the 4,903 screws holding the top on & cut the hot glue to remove the broken glass.  After measuring the glass I headed to Lowes to have a new piece cut.  I am so glad they will cut glass since Home Depot doesn't.  I cleaned & scraped the other pieces of glass to get them all clean & shiny.  Of course I had to run out & buy some large candles to go in it & luckily they were half off at Hobby Lobby that week!  It sits on my fireplace hearth & makes me so happy to see it!  I think it really looks like it came from Pottery Barn for 1/3 of the price!

I did keep the adorable fabric for use on another project


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  1. OMG, this lantern turned out gorgeous! I'm glad you were able to get it, you got a great imagination, I would had never pictured the after. I am also into lanterns at this moment, and I drool over the PB ones. I will have to be heading to my local Marshall's pretty soon.

  2. Fabulous! No wonder you dreamed about it!! I'm glad it was still there!

  3. I love the lantern!!

  4. WELL DONE!!

    I love this post- and I actually howled with laughter when I read your "hate to take someone out" line, haha, hilarious.

    This is an awesome lantern- and I had NO idea Lowe's cuts glass - boy is that ever good to learn! Thanks!

    1. I am glad I could make you laugh!

  5. cute! It's a keeper! I always do the "think about it, run back in a panicked dash" to hopefully grab it :) Fortunately there have been more times when the item is still there than not!

  6. Wow, it turned out amazing! I love it.

  7. That turned out great! It does look like it came from PB. I have a thing for lanterns lately, I need to go shopping! I am came over from At the Picket Fence and love your site, I'm now a follower.

  8. Nice save! So funny that you dreamt about it. That sounds like something I would do. It looks great.

  9. Wow! I am impressed! That looks so awesome! Thanks for the tip on Lowes..I had no idea they cut glass. Can't wait to see what you do with the fabric:)


  10. omg!!! Love it, it looks exactly like something from PB!! I am going to my Marshalls to see if I can find one!!!

  11. Love it!!! Way to be determined! :)

  12. Congrats are finding the lantern still there. don't you just hate when you leave, and you ask yourself why didn't I get it when I could have. I liked the fabric and not with it. Great job. Really cute idea. Thanks for sharing your inspiration at Sunday's Best Party!

  13. Thanks so much for linking up to the Manic Monday link party…it was a huge success! Make sure you check back Sunday when I feature the top 3 posts. I’ll be hosting another Manic Monday linky party this week- the theme is “Favorite Things”…details will be posted at noon. 