As part of the Lowe’s Creative Ideas team, I am given a monthly challenge. I mostly choose very practical home projects, projects that need done around my home. This month is Outdoor Art. So I chose to do DIY Outdoor Wall Art. At first I thought I’d create something for my gate heading into my outdoor potting area.
I thought about this for a couple of weeks and while cruising around Lowe’s with my husband one afternoon, I was telling him my ideas. After hearing my ideas, he was quick to realize I would need his assistance. So I’m not sure if that was the catalyst to his brilliant idea or if it just struck him.
Outdoor Wall Art
Knowing my love of spray painting, he picked up a wrought iron looking rubber door mat and said…….. “Here! Just spray paint this and hang it up”.
The man is brilliant. And then I saw the door mats for steps (Mohawk Home Brand) and thought they’d make nice shutters for my kitchen window that faces our deck. The brilliance between the two of is astounding at times!
I used the Rust-Oleum Universal Satin Nickel spray paint.
Word to the wise………don’t be SO excited to hang it up that the paint isn’t completely set and rubs off where you’re holding onto it. Let it sit for at least an hour. But like everything in my home…….it’s now distressed. I like distressed. And before you think…….. “dang, can’t she afford a decent table?” Yes……..yes I can, but I just LOVE my beat up distressed lime green table. When I stop loving it, believe me……..my husband will be throwing it out before I can change my mind.
My son had few friends over, so I set up a drink station. I had a few snacks on the other table and had everything ready for them. I was more thrilled than I should be when I realized the popcorn tub I’d been saving pretty much matched my chair covers. I flipped it over and placed the lid upside down and made a diy cake plate……..kinda. The boys could care less……..in fact I think one even said “why do you have a popcorn bucket upside down?” I guess he didn’t get it. They also didn’t appreciate my cute little Mod Melt Spoons. Sheesh……….boys.
After I spray painted and was feeling like we were being so original, I searched Pinterest to see if anyone was as brilliant as my husband. Turns out, there are a few people. Just goes to show there are no original or new ideas. Just new and original to you. I love the transformation such a quick project has.
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- Creative Ideas Planting Potting Area
- Creative Ideas – Organize your Garage
- Creative Ideas – DIY Patio Fountain
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