So, here’s my view as I write to you today, bare feet and all, because I’m so excited about my latest addition to the screened porch. (See them glowing up there?)

I’m decorating on a budget, like many of you have told me you’re doing, so projects get done in order of when I find the deals.

I’ve been wanting to hang lanterns by the door on the porch for a while, but I never could find the right ones for the right price. I really love all the ones at Pottery Barn, but I didn’t want to pay that much, so I waited. And waited. And never found them last year, so I waited until this year and searched again. And finally, there they were–at (of course) Hobby Lobby. At (of course) a fraction of the price.

These gorgeous Arches Lanterns from Pottery Barn are $49-$79 each, depending on size…

But I got this similar look at Hob Lob for only $15 when candleholders were on sale. And the size is slightly bigger than Pottery Barn’s small.

And while these Pottery Barn hooks are very nice, they’re $19…

So, I used these plant hangers from Lowe’s for only $3.97.

Just a little reminder that with a little patience and creativity, you can get a great look for less. And then you’ll have some money left over for things like cute shoes, which I’m gonna need if I ever decide to leave this porch.

If you want to see more of how this porch has been coming together, click on the titles below.

Painted Glass Table

Chairs and Loveseat

Painted Canvas Rug

Metal-Top Coffee Table