Sunday, May 9, 2010

Coastal Lantern 2

Having some fun with accessories in my youngest daughter's room. I found some really great accessories at HomeGoods this week. They really should pay me to endorse them! I'm going to save those finds for another time, but I did want to show you a cute little change up we did for the Shabby Coastal Cottage Lantern that I had previously decorated. My daughter and I both happened to get on Pottery Barn's Website and found a photo of lanterns filled with sea shells and starfish. We both love it & my daughter wanted to change out the decoration to sand, pebbles & shells.

Here's what it looked like after I decorated it with some moss harvested from our woods, some lavender I grew in my yard in California and a bird nest I retrieved from my garage sale room pile.


Here are some of the items we used to change up the lantern: The candle was purchased at HomeGoods for $4.99. I had to purchase a whole bag of pebbles at Lowe's, but will use them elsewhere, as well. The starfish and sand dollars were purchased at the " shell shop"  on our trip to California a month ago.







We put some sand from a California beach in the bottom, placed the candle on the sand, then put the pebbles down around it. The starfish and sand dollars were placed in front of the candle on the pebbles.

Even though the lavender and the birds nest were cute in the lantern, I think it fits her room much better now.  I think I am going to use the bird nest, the moss and the lavender in my oldest daughter's room in the birdcage on top of her armoire.




My youngest daughter's bedroom is coming along nicely and everything looks and feels like we had planned. We moved the dresser up to her room & her project this weekend was to transfer all of her things from the old dresser to the new one. I still have to paint the nightstand I have in the basement for her. Hopefully I will have time in the next few days. 








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63 comments:

  1. Really cute idea! Looked great before, but I love the new changes too!

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  2. The lanterns look fabulous. I love the beachy look of them. Gorgeous. Hugs, Marty

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  3. Hi Pam love the sneak peak of your daughter's room can't wait to see the reveal!! Hope you had a terrific Mothers Day! Martina

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  4. Beautiful lanterns. Happy Mother's Day!

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  5. Pam, your lantern looks great. Love the starfish standing up like that.

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  6. Back again...I added to my blog: ornamental cherry trees is what the blossoms are. Thanks for your visit!

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  7. That is totally cute! Here for Mosaic Monday, on Sunday evening!

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  8. Love the lanterns, Happy Mother's Day!

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  9. Can you come and decorate my bedroom? lol Looks like your daughter's room is going to be so beautiful! :) thanks for sharing at MM. :)

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  10. What an inspiring post! I love the idea, enough that I might try the same thing!

    So glad I stopped by : )

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  11. Lucky daughter...bet she loves that lamp. Nice Center Piece mosaic.

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  12. Very nicely done. Happy Mother's Day. Valerie

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  13. I love the lanterns and the coastal look!

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  14. A really beautiful look ... better than the catalog's!!! Have a wonderful week!!!

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  15. I love them both...woodsy and coastal!!! happy Mother's Day!

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  16. Wow, everything looks fabulous and you did a great job with the lantern. There are always such great ideas on the PB website-I must go and have a look again soon!

    Best wishes and happy week,
    Natasha,

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  17. I really love your lanterns and seashells...you did a great job.
    I saw that same photo of the PB lanterns and thought I could do that much more economically!!!!lol

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  18. Beautiful! Love lanterns with shells. So summery and pretty!

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  19. You've accessorized the lanterns so nicely....Christine

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  20. Your beach lantern looks great!! This is a fun decoration that you could change up for holidays or whenever the mood hits :-)

    Kelly @ DesignTies

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  21. I love it!!! So Pottery Barn for so much less! Very smart!

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  22. Fantastic. Very lovely photos. I really like the way you have decorated your.

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  23. Shells really do bring a lot of fabulous design, don't they? No two ever exactly alike and such beautiful shapes and textures!

    Amanda

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  24. Pam those are such cute idea, I have a lantern I need to have some fun now with it, thanks for the ideas!~ Have a great day.

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  25. Wow, they look perfect!! You did a great job! Hope you had a great weekend!!

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  26. I love lanterns! Beautiful pictures...

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  27. Visiting from The Girl Creative! Such cute lanterns! Awesome job!

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  28. Hey, I have a lantern that has moss rocks in it now, looks like I'll be changing that up very soon. Love the look!

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  29. Very cute. Can't wait to see the finished room.

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  30. Ah I love it!! I put starfish in a lantern too!! Great minds ya know....

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  31. The lantern looks so pretty with the starfish. But I am partial to starfish! I have a black lantern that needs a little something too.

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  32. I love those Pottery Barn lanterns-just not the price! I think yours turned out super cute with the sea shells!

    Thanks for sharing,
    Jody

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  33. Love your lantern with the bird's nest. What clever ideas!

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  34. Looks great and the details of the room look great too. I wanna come see, and I still wanna sit with you in your fave out door space.
    :)

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  35. You got me with the word "COASTAL"! Love the look you have here and thanks for coming to my NIFTY THRIFTY TUESDAYS PARTY..hope you are having a good time:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  36. They turned out so nice. I knew Linda at Coatal Charm would be thrilled when she saw this! Be blessed. Cindy

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  37. Hi, Love your lantern, so very pretty! I'm in love with the coastal look too! I recently did a memory/photo jar project with glittered sea shells and starfish with beach sand I brought home from a Cape Cod vacation. You can view it here if you wish:
    http://flowershopgurl.blogspot.com/2010/05/sunday-favorites.html
    Have a great day, I'm visiting from BNOP!
    Hugz,
    Kim

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  38. I love lanterns and you have made this one gorgeous! The beachy elements look fabulous! Thanks so much for stopping by and joining the Sunay Showcase Party. I greatly appreciate it! Hope you have a great week! ~ Stephanie Lynn

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  39. Just wanted to let you know that I've featured your lovely lantern -so cool!!

    Maya @ Completely Coastal

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  40. I have got to get me one of those lanterns! Yours looks great all beachy and I also loved it with the nest.

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  41. Very cute. Love the coastal items!

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  42. You've done the lantern up so nicely both ways. I love how you have those starfish propped up. Very decorative.

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  43. Great ideas. Thanks for sharing them. I'm dropping in from Bobbypins Boardwalk to say hello.

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  44. Visiting from Boardwalk Bragfest....love your coastal lantern!!

    Have a wonderful week!

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  45. Gorgeous, love how you decorated the inside! Have a wonderful Wednesday!
    XO

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  46. I liked it before and I love it now! You did a great job of transforming this piece. Great job!

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  47. Love it! I'm going to make one for my deck.

    Jane

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  48. Thanks for aharing this easy and fun idea. Perfect for the beach or any backyard!

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  49. I live 15 minutes' drive from the coast...I should be able to do this....especially since my dining room is all 'nautical decor'. Loved it.

    My Show n Tell is my finished, newest, watercolor painting...I do hope you can stop by to view it and give me some critique!! Click HERE

    Have a great Friday.

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  50. Love it! I have some laterns like that with a shiny silver finish...maybe I should get them out and try to refinish them!

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  51. I love it! I give a high-five to anyone who can do a decent PB knock-off because they are too expensive. I sometimes think that they must be insane, but I guess it's not them; it's the peopl who pay their prices. Also, I really like that lamp with the nest in it too!

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  52. Love what you did with your lantern! Of course, I have a "thing" for anything coastal! I'm drooling! Thanks for linking up this week to Shop The House Sunday.

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  53. Hello sweet Pam - I'm a new follower of your fabulous blog via Met Monday (catching up from last week!). Love the changes you made to your sweet lantern. I live by the beach in SoCal and love to have all kinds of shells displayed around my home. I like your starfish in there! Great job.

    Thank you for sharing. I'd love for you to come over for a visit - I'm having a giveaway!
    http://emmacallsmemama.com/2010/05/bff-giveaway/

    Blessings,
    Marie

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  54. Your project has been featured at Veronica’s Korner. Please come by and pick up your Featured Button.
    http://veronicas-korner.blogspot.com/2010/05/my-top-picks-517.html

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  55. AGH! It looks SO good, Pam! Love the color of that lantern, too! :)

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  56. I love it--it is so versatile, there are all types of things you could stick in there.

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  57. Great idea, the lantern looks fantastic.

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  58. Looks great! I think I need some of those.

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