Thursday, May 1, 2014

PINspirations WEEK No. 4 Reveal - HOUSE NUMBER FLOWER BUCKETS

Do you remember last week's PINspiration list?? If not take a look here...go ahead...I will wait here on you. Now that you are refreshed you are sure to remember this Pin of the flower buckets.  Well here is my Sweet Southern take on it...


First I went to my local small town hardware store to buy my galvanized buckets.  You can't find these just anywhere, but if you find some that are old and rusted they will work beautifully as well.  I was not as lucky so mine will just have to age with this southern gal!

I then printed off an oval with my house numbers in my choice font Baskerville Old Face, that I created in Microsoft Paint.  


I then cut out the oval and traced it onto the bucket with a Sharpie.  After the oval was traced, I cut out the numbers and placed them onto the bucket to make sure they still fit inside the oval I had traced.  





The next step was to paint the oval.  I chose to paint it with some black chalkboard paint that I already had. Any black paint should work, but you will want to make sure it is made to stick to metal.




Once the black paint dried, I was able to trace my numbers with a pencil onto the oval.  This is where the chalkboard paint came in handy because the pencil showed up and was easy to apply to the paint.

Do you see the little paint peel on the 9?  I was impatient and started tracing before the paint was completely dry, but it will be fixed in a bit...don't you worry your pretty little head.




I then began to fill in the numbers with White Wash acrylic paint.  I did this with a small water color brush and applied two coats to each number.




After watching that paint dry...believe me it was EXCITING!  Can you hear the sarcasm??  After the white paint dried, I applied the Krylon ColorMaster Clear Gloss to protect the paint from weathering and also make it have a shine.  I ended up applying two coats of this for good measure.




Finally, today I was able to plant my beautiful Viola Celestial Starry Night flowers that I found on clearance at Walmart!  They bloom from Spring to Autumn, so we will have plenty of time to enjoy them before I stick some Pansies in the buckets for the Winter.  These flowers are perennials, so I will probably get them in the ground before they are completely foregone.  That way I can enjoy them next year as well.




I hope you have been PINspired by my creation!  Check out this week's PINspiration list to see what might be revealed next week.  Happy May Day y'all!

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39 comments:

  1. Those are so cute and easy! Love them!

    Becky
    @bybmg
    bybmg.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks Becky! The hardest part was waiting for the paint to dry.

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  2. Okay, this is SO cute. I have to do this!

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    1. I'm glad you like it. It was super simple yet refined...Hahaha!

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  3. This is such a fun idea! Thanks for sharing. I love pots and planters and so I may just have to try this cute idea out for myself!

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  4. Omgosh you did such an amazing job!

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  5. How fun!!!! I love these and your tutorial is so easy to follow. If only I could keep ANY plant alive. It might send a bad message if all the plants that were suppose to greet you were dead lol.
    -Kat
    www {dot} confessionsoftheperfectmom {dot} com

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  6. These are so cute!! I totally want se for my house and it doesn't sound to difficult! I'm totally pinning this. I don't know how I missed this post!

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  7. Super cute, Tela! They turned out great! Thanks so much for sharing at our party! :)

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  8. These are so pretty! Such a cute way to decorate the front porch! Thanks so much for sharing on Inspire Me Wednesday. Featuring you in next week's issue.

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  9. These are so pretty! I know I was supposed to be looking at the house numbers, but I really like the flowers you picked. The buckets with house numbers are a pretty great, too.

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