To keep with the theme though, let's talk about scary.... what some of the Hot-Shot-Retailers charge for their wares!!??
Take the iron lantern:
(Pottery Barn $99 for large)
Maybe if you bring the lanterns home they keep your house eternally spotless?!
(Z Gallerie $49 for large)
Oh I know, you sweat over the price until you're skinny!!!
I kid, I love those retailers, but I love a good deal even more. Like when I spied this lantern on the Pier 1 clearance shelf for 7 dolla!! Heeey!
(hello pretty red clearance tag!)
I love the red actually, but since I want to use this on my front porch, red won't really work:
Fortunately, the glass panes slid right out....and I transformed my lantern with two coats of 'Oil Rubbed Bronze' spray paint:
Once it dried, I rubbed the edges with a fine sandpaper for a more rustic look (and so the areas I'd missed weren't so obvious.)
So who's the winner in this Trick or Treat scenario?
Throw in a Twix bar, and I say it's me and my $7 gem!
Come back tomorrow when I'll show you all this magic happening on my front porch.
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