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The Pintester Takes on Fall Lanterns

I saw this pin and thought, “Hm, I have a lantern…”

Image from SAS Interiors

Image from SAS Interiors

Now let me tell you the story of the lanterns at my house. Last November I got the house painted and the deck stained, and the next project was to be fixing up the yard and turning it into our suburban oasis. Since then, all the stain has come off the deck, I haven’t been able to get the guy I hired to come back and fix it, and the yard is in a state of torn-up disrepair because we started with the whole suburban oasis thing and then got bored.

BUT, I bought some freaking lanterns because that was going to be my thing. I was going to have all these swank lanterns with candles in them , like a rooftop patio in New York City or something classy like that shit.

So I started collecting lanterns. Some of these lanterns I went to great lengths to get. The one pictured below came from Ikea and I had to search the entire store to get my hands on one that wasn’t the display unit. (They refused to sell me the display unit and made me put it back, like a naughty pre-schooler.)

And they are all still in my house because my deck is three colors of awful and my yard is all weeds and dog turds.

But hell if I wasn’t going to try to make it work for Halloween.

Yeah. Now you see what happens when I get a big idea and do not have the resources to pull it off. (This probably also explains the shit-looking yard.)


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4 Responses to The Pintester Takes on Fall Lanterns

  1. I think yours looks adorable and is great~ definitely not a fail!

  2. Charlotte says:

    I think yours is pretty cute! :)

  3. Laughotep says:

    I have to agree with the other commentators – I think your lantern actually came out quite nice. Since I have a bunch of Ikea lanterns my husband insisted on buying and has yet to do anything with, perhaps I might try to “fail” as well as you have.

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