We had another fantastic day of shanty shopping… Ashley and I decided to spend the 6 precious hours we have from drop-off to pick-up of the kids at school trolling the local HomeGoods and Marshalls stores. My youngest was still with us but I will say that 1 was quite easier than 5. Our trolling paid off. One of my favorite shantys I found that day was this super cute lantern. This was actually a collaborative effort on both our parts. Ashley was about an aisle ahead of me so she actually spotted to lantern first. She showed it to me… I begged… she gave it to me… Perfect! Thanks Ashley!

The lantern was clearanced to $12 with no huge damage… It does sit kind of lopsided but I figured I could fix that at home. This was another pretty simple makeover. I took all the glass out of the lantern. I then sprayed the whole thing with Valspar vanilla satin paint. The original color wasn’t bad but it was a bit stark for my house. After letting that dry, I lightly sanded the edges and put the glass back in. Now I needed to dress her up… I had some extra decorative balls and a fun “G” my mom bought me in Waco. They will work for now. I can’t wait to fill it with pumpkins in a few months and who knows for Christmas…. We will see! I will be sharing this fun shanty turned chic at Thrifty Finds over at Southern Hospitality… Check it out! http://southernhospitalityblog.com/labor-day-weekend-sales/ I will also be sharing this lovely over at The Shabby Nest for Frugal Friday… Love this blog… go check it our ladies!

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  1. Ooooh, I totally love this 'cause you can change out the stuff inside. I am going to be on the lookout for one for me!

  2. I saw this lantern at my Home Goods store this past week and loved it too. It looks great the way you've filled it…never thought of filling it with various seasonal items! I think I'm going back to purchase it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  3. My hubby and I stopped at Home Goods yesterday and I went nuts over the Halloween stuff. SO CHEAP! I had my arms loaded and hubs said "Hold on there missy, don't spend all your money in one place". Yes, I WILL be going back without him.

  4. What a cute idea, I would not have thought of that. Thanks for sharing. Love & blessings from NC!