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.

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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.

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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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Pink, Yellow and Orange Spring Porch

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Good morning! I’m a day late, but I made it today! Did you do anything exciting this past weekend? I helped out my animal shelter at the adoption event at PetSmart on Saturday. We had two different adoption events happening and ended up with 18 dog adoptions! So happy for these furry friends!

I was finally able to get my Christmas stuff (!) off my front porch and make it a little more spring like. It’s been hard to get out to fix it up between rainy days and really cold days, but we finally had a nice weekend, so I got busy!

spring 2019 front porch

I always change up my chalkboard for the season.

sprig porch spring chalkboard

Aren’t these the boots the cutest? These were my daughters when she was three. She wore them EVERYWHERE!! Even to church! Only when you are 3, right?

spring porch rainboots with daffodils

This is my favorite bunny friend. She is definitely ready for spring and for some fresh carrots.

spring porch bunny rabbit with bow

I used to sing this song to my girls when they were small. Some of my preschoolers sing it too and it brings back such sweet memories.

spring porch you are my sunshine pillow

I used a Dollar Store scarf and tied it around a small pillow form. This is a great simple way to bring some color to any room.

spring porch green blanket and floral pillow

spring porch bunny pink flowers

I try to fill this wicker box with flowers for each season. I usually use Dollar Store flowers out here because they tend to get faded and dirty. This way I can replace them easily and not be out too much money.

spring porch flower box

It is supposed to rain again this week, so these boots would come in handy. If I was 3. And had little feet. 🙂

spring porch childs rain boots with flowers

Thanks for stopping by today! I hope you all have a great week!

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Pumpkin and Magnolia Leaves Tablescape

orange and turquoise thanksgiving tablescape titleGood morning! Well, it’s November! That means in blog land, it’s time to get out the Christmas decorations! I haven’t quite got there yet, so I thought I would share my Thanksgiving table from last year. Enjoy!

 

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I bought this great big fat pumpkin when I went to the pumpkin patch with my class and it has been waiting to be the star of the table! I love it!

fall tablescape 2017 burlap pumpkin

I was able to cut a few small branches of magnolia leaves from my neighbors tree (shhh) to use on the table too. I added in a few pussy-willow branches and some golden acorns.

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The candlelight glowing on the white hydrangeas and leaves look so pretty.

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Adding in lots of textures gives the table a cozy and homey feel. Rattan place-mats and burlap pumpkins combined with the leaves and flowers add just the right touch.

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I added just a little bit of orange and turquoise too.

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I hope you all get to gather around the table with special people in your lives this Thanksgiving. All the decor and food mean nothing if we can’t share it with the people we love!

I’m so glad you stopped in today. Thank you so much for following along! The next time I am here, it will be with Christmas ideas! I can’t wait to share it with you all!

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Super Cute No Carve Pumpkins

Hello everyone and welcome to another fabulous blog post.  I loved working on this post and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

So I was toodaling around the intranet (also known as the internet for those who don’t understand young adult lingo lol) and came across this wonderful blog post on Simple as That.  Okay, so my mom found it for me, but it is still adorable!  Rebecca made these cute no carve pumpkins, so I wanted to make my own!  Check out her blog post by clicking on the picture below!

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So here on Home on the Corner, I decided to try to make the fox and the owl.  Neither my mom or I are real big into raccoons, but he is still cute none the less.

Here are the supplies I used for these pumpkins.

pumpkin-supplies

2 Fake Pumpkins-I bought both of mine from Michaels.  Also, the turquoise one came that way.

1 Hot Glue Gun

1 Sharpie

1 Pair of Scissors

Lots of Felt!

Also, I have a pencil in the picture, but didn’t end up using it.

So I started with the owl.  I started with measuring my pink felt to see how big of a wing I wanted.  I folded the felt in half and drew what I wanted my wing to look like and cut it out.

Next I took the beige color and drew what I wanted for a belly.  I drew a half circle since the bottom of that piece wouldn’t be seen.

tummy-shape

I then went for the nose.  I just cut a small triangle out of orange felt to make a nice small beak.

beak-shape

The final part was the eyes.  Unfortunately, I was so excited to get them done that I didn’t take a picture…sorry.  But, I took white felt and used the bottom of a candle to make big bug eyes.  I then used my sharpie to draw little pupils in the eyes.

Then I moved onto the fox.  I used the white felt to draw the face.  I wanted her to have a bit of a mask, so I made a slit down the middle to symbolize the snout.  From there, I went to draw on two little eyes and a nose.

I then took the beige fabric to make another tummy.  I did the same half circle shape for her little tummy.

Finally, I took some orange felt and leftover white to make the ears.  I wanted them to be a bit big, so I over drew them and trimmed them where I needed.

fox-ear-design

The final step for both of these pumpkins was to hot glue everything on!  This was by far the most exciting  because I wanted to see the finished product!

And here you go!  The final look of my owl and my fox!

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I think that they are absolutely adorable!  I love how they turned out and can’t wait to find where I want to use them as decoration.  I know I didn’t put a tail on the fox, but I ran out of orange and white felt and didn’t have any orange paper to make a tail.  I’m sorry…I failed at making a fox!

But in all seriousness.  They are super cute and super easy to make.  I love how they turned out and I hope you found this tutorial easy to follow!

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DIY Wooden Ocean Buoys

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Good morning! Today is my first day back at school with students! Eek! I’m a little nervous because some I have never met before. But I know I have good help in my room and hopefully everything will go smoothly.

I know most people are getting ready for fall, but it is still over 100 degrees here! It’s hard to think about cooler weather projects when it is still so hot! So today is another summer post! It’s pretty simple though.  I actually had everything on hand already. I have been wanting to make these for awhile and I finally got it done.

I had some 4 x 4’s (actually 3.25 x 3.25!) in my wood stash and had my husband cut them in various heights. The tallest one is about 13″ tall and the shortest one is about 8″ tall.  I also had him taper in the tops on each side. They don’t quite come to a point, but are flat on top. I also drilled a hole, large enough to get some rope through. The diameter of the hole would depend on the type of rope you are using. I picked up some more Waverly Chalk Paint at Walmart, this time in ‘Ocean’, ‘Pumpkin’, and ‘Lagoon.’

ocean beach buoys

I first painted each piece with either Waverly ‘Plaster’ or ‘Mineral.’ 2 of each! I didn’t cover the wood too well, because a real buoy would be worn by the sea and sun.

ocean buoys painted grey and white

After the paint dried, I used painter’s tape to mark off where I wanted to put the colored stripes. Make sure to really seal the edges of the tape so the paint doesn’t go under and bleed into other areas. Take off the tape soon after the paint starts to dry. I started with the smallest one and decided to paint just one color around the whole thing. This one will be ‘Lagoon.’

ocean wooden buoy painting stripes

I did a variation of the 3 colors on each buoy. This one will be ‘Pumpkin’ and ‘Lagoon.’

ocean buoy grey painting stripes

After the paint was dry, I sanded the piece all over to give it a rough and worn look. Here is the small one. I love it!!

ocean buoy turquoise and white

I took a length of rope, ran it through the hole and tied it at the top. I should have rolled it in the dirt first, so it wasn’t so new looking! I’m sure it will look more worn before long.

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I am so pleased with how these turned out!!

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I can’t wait to really display them next summer!!

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I hope you all have a great week and I will let you know how my first day of school went!!

 

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