DIY Spray Painted Striped Metal Box

Good morning! Are you ready for another week? Do you have lots of plans? I hope it’s something fun!

I have my last camping post today and then it’s time to move on to fall! Can you believe it? I try to get ideas out to you a little bit early so you have time to try out some ideas or decorate before the season is over.

DIY Spray painted metal box title

I showed you this metal box during my trailer makeover here, so I’m going to show you how I painted it. This box was a black metal box. I didn’t get the before picture, but I primered it a couple of times and then spray-painted it white. This is just one coat, but I painted two coats.

metal box white

Painter Tape                  Rustoleum Primer                   Metal Box

I spray painted the inside of the box with Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover Satin Aqua. Then I used painters tape and newspaper to protect the bottom part of the box and painted the top edge the same Aqua.

metal box painted tape

Here’s how one side turned out. It looked good…

metal box turquoise stripe

This side not so much. I was in too much of a hurry and sprayed the paint too thick and then it dripped. I sanded it a little and was able to paint over it.

metal box with drips

I placed the painters tape over more sections to paint another stripe. I should have used newspaper to cover the painted parts, because I tended to get overspray. So don’t do what I show you, do as I tell you! 🙂 Cover other areas with paper! It ended up taking more time than it should have.

metal box painter tape spray paint stripes

I used all Rustoleum 2X Ultra Cover spraypaint. In addition to the Aqua, I used Real Orange, Navy Blue, Green Apple, and Sun Yellow.

metal box spray paint stripes orange, turquoise

Rustoleum 2X Real Orange    Rustoleum 2X Navy Blue   Rustoleum 2X Aqua

Rustoleum 2X Green Apple    Rustoleum 2X Sun Yellow

I used these colors to match the shower curtain in the trailer, but it matches the whole makeover. I used it this past camping trip to store flip-flops in. This way it’s easy to grab a pair on your way out the door or place the shoes in when you come into the trailer.

metal box with painted stripes storing shoes

It could also be used to store beach towels in. This way you don’t get the constant question, “Where’s my towel?”

metal box with painted stripes and towels

Lastly, I used it to put dishes in to carry out to the picnic table. It helps to cut down on the trips back and forth.

metal box with painted stripes and dishes

I know this metal box will come in handy many times when we travel in our trailer. It can be used in many different ways. Okay! Next week, FALL! I can’t wait! See you next time!

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From Yellow to Blue with a Bit of Paint

I AM SOOOOOOOOOOOO SORRY!  I CANNOT BELIEVE THAT I DIDN’T GET THIS POST UP YESTERDAY!  PLEASE ACCEPT MY APOLOGY AND KEEP READING THE BLOG!  PLEASE!

All kidding aside, I do apologize for missing the post yesterday.  Time got away from me, and I am just getting to post it today.

So, we have this table that you might have seen before in some of our blogs.  It was a cute little folding table that mom had painted yellow because it was originally green.  But, I was tired of it being yellow and I wanted a table for when I move out of my current apartment and into a new place.

Table Before

So, the first thing I did was paint the legs white.  I knew that this would help to make the top of the table a statement but still keep it neutral.  I used an old sheet that I wrapped around the bottom of the table to protect it while I painted the top.

Table Cloth

I used three different shades of blue from Rustoleum for the table top.  I wanted to do an ombre effect so I used Aqua, Spa Blue, and Lagoon.

Paint

It was a bit difficult to paint the top since there were different slats that I wanted different colors.  So I started with painting the Aqua and Lagoon on the edges and painted both of those.  Then, I covered both of those parts and painted the Spa Blue section since it was in the middle of the table.

And here is the final product!

Table After 1Table After 2Table After 3

I love the ombre look on the tabletop!  It is great for the outdoors and is perfect for a front or back porch.  It would look good with things displayed on it or by itself.

I hope that you enjoyed the blog this week.  Thanks for stopping by!

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