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!
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I did keep the adorable fabric for use on another project

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15 comments:

  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.

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

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  3. I love the lantern!!

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  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!

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    1. I am glad I could make you laugh!

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  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!

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

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  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.

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

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  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:)

    Anne

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

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

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  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!

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  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. 
    -Melissa
    www.serendipityandspice.blogspot.com

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