Monthly Archives: June 2015

Upcycled Planter

Upcycled Planter

I happened upon this galvanized steel garbage can, and I knew it had more life in it.

It is a great size, about 30 inches high and 15 inches across.  I decided it would make a great planter, so I brought it home.

I knew I had spray paint and a stencil at home that I bought for another project which you can see here.  So, at no actual cost, except for the plants, I created this planter.

Here is what I started with.

galvanized garbage can

After drilling a hole in the bottom so water can drain, I stenciled the can with spray paint.

garbage can with stencil

I chose to offset the flowers on the front and back and stencil one full flower on each side.  I did not measure anything, I just taped them on and went for it.

galvanized planter 1

galvanized planter 2

I coated the whole thing with a clear coat to protect it a bit from the weather.

I filled the inside of the planter with empty plastic containers (at the suggestion of a friend) so that it would be light enough to carry with dirt and plants in it.

planter filler

Then, I added potting soil and plants…

upcycled planter

upcycled planter

Upcycled Planter

Until next time…happy creating.

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Bathroom Remodel Phase 3

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I am going to be completely upfront with all of you and tell you this bathroom has been, lets say, a little rocky.

The tiling has been completed and looks beautiful. My older son has even taken the first shower.

That’s where the good news ends.  My husband noticed that something didn’t look right with the tub spout and went downstairs to find it pretty much raining in the kitchen. This is after the first leak we had into the kitchen. When we originally  pulled the tub out, we had a very difficult time and ended up loosening the drain in the master bathroom causing a leak, which has been fixed.  Leaking water is a nightmare because it is so hard to track its pathway.

The good news is this is our fourth bathroom remodel and our first leak.  Its also our last bathroom unless we move.

The leak has since been located and we are in the process of fixing it. Unfortunately, the kitchen ceiling has to be taken down and replaced. More on that another day.

I showed you all the floor we refinished here.  I did find some before pictures that I will show you once all of the drywall is complete.

In the meantime,  here is the completed shower.

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