Friday, September 25, 2015

Project Challenge: RUSTY ITEM

Ohhhh, I have something to be excited about!!!! I have been ask by a group of
awesome bloggers to participate in a monthly DIY challenge. Each month
we will have a different project to come up with. This month the challenge
is RUSTY ITEMS !!!! So without further chatter, welcome to
the September Project Challenge where 7 DIYers are creating some
awesome stuff!!!!

Here is what I came up with..... I love rusty cans and I love lanterns,
sooooo why not combine them???

As you can see, I had fun displaying them for the photos

Nature is always the best thing to decorate with,
heather is soo gorgeous this time of year!

Instead of candles I used little battery operated 
string lights, they put out more light in the dark than a 
single candle would

Here they are in the dark...LUV EM  

I already had these rusty cans in the garage from years ago, 
but I dug them up for this post and decorated them 
with a bit of twine & little hearts

OK so here is a quick "HOW TO" on the

Fill cans with water and put them in the freezer 
(I added ice cubes so they would freeze faster)

Once the water is frozen solid, cut a piece of paper to fit onto the height of the can. 
Draw a design of our choice on the paper, then use a sharpie and mark little dots on 
the outlines to use as a marking for the holes you will be hammering. Wrap the paper 
around the can, securing with either tape in the back or use a rubber band.

Use a large nail and hammer into the marked dots, the ice will prevent the can from getting swooshed while you hammer away! Don't forget to poke holes along the 
sides of the can if you want to add handles.

For a great RUSTY effect, I used 2 spray paints. 

For the first coat use a terra cotta color, 
mine is an ACE Hardware brand, but any brand will do  

After the first coat dries, spray lightly with RUST-OLEUM MULTI-COLOR,
you want the first color to look through a bit for the rusty effect

I painted my hearts "white" to make them stand out more

To add the rope handles I pulled some twine through the holes on 
the sides and tied the thicker rope handles onto them. 
I also used a dab of hot glue, so they stay up.

 I hope you enjoyed this little project, now check out
some more RUSTY PROJECTS from 
my blogging friends. 

Click On the photo images
 below to visit each rusty project!!!

Linking Up At These Fabulous Parties:


Monthly Parties:

 stacy     I party with Remodelaholic

     ppp 1          Just a Girl and Her Blog
       Being-Bianca (THIRD THURDAY EACH MONTH)       

             The Inspiration Exchange - Come and link up your ideas!                     

        The 7 year itch link up

Sunday, September 13, 2015

Do You Follow My Blog Yet?

Hello LOVES, I hope you are all 
having a wonderful week!

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Sunday, September 6, 2015

Trash Can Planters

Hello and Happy Labor Day weekend peeps. Today I have a pretty TRASHY 
post for you all!!! Last month while out shopping with a friend at LITTLE HILL FARM
I found these 2 trash cans. I have been on the look-out for some just like this for a while now, 
so I was thrilled......yes thrilled over trash cans!!!!! 
My plan was to make them into planters for our back deck.

I poked a hole into the bottom to allow for drainage. 

 Before I added the potting soil, I filled them up with empty 
plastic bottles, so I wouldn't have to make the planters 
heavier then necessary.

 This is kind of a weird little shaped area of the upper deck, 
not large enough for much else.

Our recycle bin with the plastic bottles was not very full, 
so in order to get to the empty bottles on the bottom of the dumpster, 
I had to step on a stool and hang over the rim of the trash bin to 
fish for the empty bottles. And  I wondered 
"does this count as dumpster diving" ? 
If so, I officially sank that low in my blogging adventures!!!! LOL

I am pretty happy with the way they turned out. If I had purchased 
planters that big at a store I would have paid lots of MULAHHH 
and this has so much more personality!!! 
Very TRASHY indeed!!!

If you liked this post you might also enjoy these:

    My Cozy Outdoor Spaces                 Polka Dot Front Porch 


Playful Back Patio                          Spring Front Porch

       Paint Your Old Buckets              Outdoor Serving Station

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Linking Up At These Fabulous Parties:


Monthly Parties:

 stacy     I party with Remodelaholic

     ppp 1          Just a Girl and Her Blog
       Being-Bianca (THIRD THURDAY EACH MONTH)       

             The Inspiration Exchange - Come and link up your ideas!                     

        The 7 year itch link up

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