I love Pottery Barn lanterns.
…and Ballard Designs.
Which is why I was so geeked to find this little number at my local thrift store.
Ain’t she pretty?
Love the cobwebs. Very rustic.
After seeing Pretty Handy Girl redo a similar lantern I was inspired to give this a try myself!
So I scarfed this baby up for a whopping $.75…
…then ran over to Walmart and bought a can of Krylon Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint.
After a thorough cleaning, I gave it a couple of good coats.
What do you think?
I’m pretty happy with the result. My total cost including spray paint was less than $5! Compare with $40-$50 for the Pottery Barn or Ballard versions, we’re talking 90% savings. My kind of deal!
It’s been awhile since I’ve been motivated to do some serious thrifting. But after finding this treasure, I think they’ll be seeing a lot of me!