Monday, January 2, 2012

Outside the Box ~

So it is the New Year and we all have goals. Some call them resolutions - I prefer to just use this time to reaffirm and reorganize my priorities. It's a fresh start for all of us if we allow it to be. In some ways it's a continuation of yesterday and in other ways - a clean slate. I choose to use both approaches.

So I have decided to tackle some things I have put off for a while. Life will get busy again so I must take advantage while I can - maybe that will become habit - taking advantage of the time I have been given and not wasting it.

On to the project:
I have wanted lanterns on my back porch for some time. The idea comes from Pottery Barn but I am not keen on the Pottery Barn price list. So it has sat on the back shelf for a WHILE. Recently (and by that I mean within 2-3 months) David and I were at Pier One and found lanterns. Exactly like I wanted - except they were the wrong color. UGH! So what's a girl to do - think outside the box - and get some spraypaint!

Here is the final project hanging this morning:

Here were the originals, a bit too chinese for my taste (unless we're talking food and then I'm in!)

It wasn't too difficult I just had to make myself finish a project. The most tedious part was removing the glass (and then replacing it when finished)

One good thing is the little ones always are in when it comes to paint:

Now I have four lovely lanterns that match my patio furniture and hopefully will enhance the mood when we have family/friends to enjoy the evening outside with.

What project do you need to think outside the box with? I'd love to see your results!

1 comment:

  1. The red was fun but this is so much more tasteful. A great project and something you can now check off your to do list for the New Year. :0 Thanks for linking this up to Motivated Monday at BeColorful