In the meantime, I thought I'd share a mini project that will help jazz up the backyard once it's cleaned. I saw a picture of a turquoise outdoor lantern in one of my latest magazines and rushed online to see if I could order it. Already sold out. Whomp, whomp. Then I realized that I already had an outdoor lantern. All it needed was a little TLC and it would be just as awesome as the magazine one (btw it was this one at kmart).
Here is my lantern pre-sprucing.
I went to good ol' wally mart and grabbed a $4 bottle of spray paint in a very fun color similar to the desired online version. Then removed all the glass and gave them a good scrubbing. Next was the fun spraying in which I refused to go out in the heat and instead gassed out my husband by doing it in the garage and letting it permeate into the house. I am such a smart person.
After popping back in the glass and sliding in a fresh new outdoor candle, she looks even better than new!
Now we can really enjoy our nights outside!