Yep. One more thing done with Ezekiel’s room. An easy something, but took me forever to find.
I found these awesome red lanterns at Ikea a couple months back. They were in the As-Is section (though they looked perfect to me!) for only $3 each. I loved the red and it was at that point that I decided I was just going to go with an over all “colorful” look to Zeek’s room. Gender neutral right?! 😉
When I saw them, I did what I always do: stood back, looking at the lanterns in my cart, envisioning. And I saw them hanging on either side of Zeek’s window. I saw little cacti with little red blooms on them inside the lanterns.
I knew Lowe’s had some of those cacti, but when I went there, they were no where to be found. I searched all over. I remembered Trader Joe’s used to have some. Nothing. I looked at Fred Meyer. Nothing.
I looked again at Lowe’s a month later and there they were. 🙂 Exactly what I was thinking of. They were $3.48 each. I grabbed two and also picked up two little galvanized pails to pot them in (got them from Target in the dollar bins).
When I got home, I glanced at my kitchen window sill and saw some little galvanized buckets just waiting to have something planted in them. When I bought the pails, I didn’t think about having to fit them inside the little candle lip part inside the lantern. They were too big and wouldn’t have fit anyway. BUT, these little buckets fit perfectly!
I planted my cactus and love how they look in their little galvanized buckets!
Pretty, huh?! 🙂
I placed them in their lanterns and rehung them in Zeek’s room! You can’t seem them too well in the pictures, but I love how they add another little pop of color and a bit of rustic-ness to his room.
One more thing off of the checklist. 🙂
So many more little things to do though! And one big one. Which I’m currently in the process of begging Skyler for help with. 😀