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Wednesday, May 1, 2013

Lantern/Pendant Dreaming

Sorry I have been MIA for awhile!  Lots going on around here, coupled with several gorgeous days in a row, means that that blog posts have been slacking.  It’s back to a chance for snow tomorrow, so that should free up some more time… :)

I love the look of a lantern/pendant (inside and out) in a home.  We hung an outdoor lantern on our porch last year, and I love it.  I am desperately trying to find a spot inside our house that I could hang one.  I am thinking of the small seating area in our master bedroom, or maybe in Kate’s room?  I was at the Habitat for Humanity Restore the other day and saw several large, brass lanterns for cheap!  I’m talking $15.  I had visions of redoing one of these guys. 

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A few inspiration photos came to mind as I was pondering whether or not to buy one.  This amazing lantern transformation by Emily A. Clark shows the power of spray paint.  Isn’t it amazing what a little effort can do for your budget?!

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Here is another recent lantern makeover using the same type of dated, brass light fixture we have all had at one time or another.  This version shows The Hunted Interior embracing the brass, going for a little color, and adding modern light bulbs.  I love this.

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In the end, I decided that the pendants were too large for the seating area in our bedroom.  It hurt my heart to leave the one in the top photo.  I am hoping to find a smaller scale lantern/pendant and get my spray on very soon!  Hope you are all having a great week!

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