I’m sharing a quick weekend project that’s going to help guests and delivery drivers to locate the front door as well as add a little interest to curb appeal.
What I used:
- RustOleum Universal spray paint
- house numbers
- picture frame with wood backing
- scrap wood plank
- clear lacquer
What I did:
1. Remove glass from picture frame. Dispose/recycle glass.
2. Apply light even coats of spray paint to frame and house numbers. Let dry.
3. Apply light even coats of spray paint to wood backing. Let dry.
4. Replace backing to picture frame.
5. Attach house numbers to center of frame with screws, use scrap wood plank behind backing to anchor house numbers to frame backing.
6. Apply a clear coat of lacquer for sealing and let dry.
7. Hang and display.
With summer right around the corner, it’s time to spruce up outdoor seating areas. The oil rubbed bronze of this bistro set matched everything nicely but it’s just so brown and tired.
Originally it was a $15 yard sale score, ivory and rusty.
Here it is better staged in our grape arbor/gazebo recycled brick patio/pathway reveal, but it gets lost…
Here’s what I did:
Remove the glass top. A little sanding of the rusty spots, a good wipe down (Yes! That’s Young Living Thieves household cleaner)…
and one can of Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover 2X in navy (don’t forget your mask)!, a day of dry time….
…then re-insert glass, top with a couple of homemade cushions and I’m loving the new pop of color.
Much happier, isn’t it? Do you have some tired old boring outdoor furniture ready for a re-freshening?
Like to attract bird’s to the backyard? Me too. Well…away from the patio where I enjoy sipping tea and starting my day with devotions.
The next time you’re at the thrift store, pick up an old candle sconce, tea cup and saucer to create a cute little bird feeder.
What I used:
- candle sconce
- tea cup & saucer
- Rust-Oleum Painter’s Touch Ultra Cover x2 (satin aqua)
- sanding block
- damp rag
- E600 glue
- clamp tape
What I did:
Lightly sand and clean candle sconce. Apply light even coats of spray paint and let dry.
Using glue, attach saucer and tea cup to candle sconce (saucer first then tea cup after the saucer has dried).
This is the first time I’ve used clamp tape. LOVE it! Worked really well to keep the pieces together while glue dried.
Let dry according to glue package instructions.
Hang, fill with bird seed and enjoy!
Pretty outdoor decor too.
I haven’t noticed if the birds are enjoying it yet. The food disappeared but it may just happen to be feeding the squirrels. lol