I was flipping through last Christmas’ Pottery Barn catalog and came across this picture:
I love love LOVE the birch in this photo. I particularly liked the small piece they used to hang the lantern from. Knowing I’d love to do something similar eventually, I ripped out the photo and stashed it in my inspiration binder for safe keeping.
Earlier this year I was walking along the lake at my Mom’s house and happened upon a log that caught my eye. I grabbed it and lugged it back to the house with hopes of doing something similar to this catalog page.
…and without further ado!
This pic was actually taken this spring when I first hung it on the porch. My current vegetation is…well….less than impressive. I’m pretty sure that NOTHING in my yard is green now. Also, I’m working on refinishing that rocking chair so it’s been replaced with last week’s auction finds until they find a new home. Here are a couple more shots:
The hummingbirds are loving me right now. A good friend gave me this feeder as a house warming gift and I hung it up at the first sight of a hummingbird this year. I’m not SOLD on it hanging from the log, but that’s where it is for now… Also, you can see a sneak peek of my new kitchen lighting in this picture. My full kitchen makeover is coming soon!
In this shot you can see that I added simple hook screws to the log. First I hammered a hole with a nail. Then removed the nail and screwed the hook in by hand. The overhead hooks and chain came with the house (score!).
I found the lanterns at a local flea market. I LOVED the blue and thought the small red was too cute to leave behind. The blue one hung perfectly on the log, but I had to add another small hook to the bottom of the log for my lil red guy.
I think for the winter I’ll retire the lanterns inside and find something a bit more Christmasy for the log. I’m also thinking of swapping out the chain for rope. What do you think? Would it be cute or a little too nautical? (If you saw my living room you’d realize I have NOTHING against nautical!)
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