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Zinc Flower Plot from a Plain Metal Bucket? No Way!

I have been dying to add a little design to my front doorway, and I knew this would be the perfect project to get it jump started. This Zinc Flower Pot was so fun and easy to make and it definitely exceeded my expectations.

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Not only was this a fun project, but I was able to complete it in less than two hours. I’m a sucker for a quick project. I have had this project in my mind for a little over a year, so it’s about time I actually got it done.

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I have a lot more plans for making my doorway look more appealing but this little DIY zinc flower pot really made big difference.

Materiels 

10 Qt. Galvenized Steel Pail

Amy Howard At Home Zinc Solution

Rustoleum Chalk Paint – Linen White

Frog Tape

Paint Brush/Roller

Trash Bag/Cup/Cloth

Tools Used

Makita Impact Driver

Bosch Daredevil Carbide Bits

So let’s take a quick look at where we started. Can you believe this is how the metal pail looked before? I mean I can because I made it haha but if I didn’t I would totally be surprised.

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Luckily for you guys, I video’d the process of making the pot, but for those of you who like to read, Im sharing all of the details below!

Now let’s get to it!

Step 1: Clean the Pail

So the first and probably most important step is to clean off the pail. The Zinc solution works a lot better when the pail is completely clean and free of grease. One thing you want to make sure you do also is to get all of the sticky solution off of any stickers stuck to the pail.

Is it just me, or does anybody else hate when stores put labels on an item in the worst spot possible. How about putting the sticker on the bottom? So I don’t have to spend 30 minutes trying to get the sticker off. Anywho! thats my rant for today.

To help get the stickers completely off, I used windex and that seemed to help a lot.

Step 2: Apply the Zinc Solution

I was so ready for this step because I have been wanting to try this Zinc Solution out for a while. It’s been sitting in my house collecting dust and I finally decided to try it out.

To apply the solution, I poured a little bit in a red solo cup and used a regular was rag to apply to the bucket pail.

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When I first started applying the solution, I realized it wasn’t really turning colors, but after about 2 or 3 minutes of the solution really settling in, I could tell the pail was starting to turn color. So patience, young grasshopper, the solutions works.

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I applied the solution for about 10 minutes and it didn’t take a lot of it to turn the pail. If I had to guess, I could probably do this project to 6 or 7 pails of this size with one bottle of solution, if not more.

Step 3: Tape off Lines

After applying the Zin solution to the zinc flower pot, I let it sit for about 25 minutes and then started applying the frog tape. I have always had good experiences with frog tape while painting walls, so I figured it would be good for this project.

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Big lessons learned for this part of the project was the ridges on the pail. I didn’t press down the tape well enough in the ridges and I got some bleed through because of it. AKA I was rushing from the excitement of wanting to finish. Don’t be like me! Take your time and get that tape down right!

It also may be easier to tape the pail if you are trying another design as well.

Step 4: Paint Pail Bucket

After taping the zinc flower pot down, I starting painting the pail bucket with chalk paint. I opted to use chalk paint because its thick, and it drys quickly. I am a lover of chalk paint also, so I may be biased.

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I have always had a good experience with Rustoleum chalk paint and it is a little cheaper than my beloved Annie Sloan so I would definitely recommend it for people looking for chalk paints.

Step 5 : Drill Drain Holes

Because I plain on potting this bucket pail, I wanted to add a couple of drainage holes to the bottom. So I used my Makita Impact Driver coupled with my Bosch Carbide Drill Bits to get the job done.

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The Makita Impact Driver has a powerful brushless motor that delivers 1,500 in.lbs. of max torque and runs cooler and more efficiently for longer life and the Bosch Multi-Purpose Carbide Drill Bits are used for multi-purpose applications like tile, masonry, wood, metal and concrete. Their sharp diamond-ground edges help deliver high drilling speed on hard materials like this bucket pail. It defintely did it’s job here.

and the last and final step….Pot the plant and Enjoy!

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I wouldn’t be happier with how this DIY Zinc Flower Pot turned out. I’m sure this won’t be the last one I make and I hope you guys enjoyed this project. Leave a comment below and let me know what you think?

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If you enjoyed this project, don’t forget to Pin it!

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Thanks for reading guys! XOXO Ashley

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15 Easy DIY Outdoor Lighting Ideas

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Your backyard should be a comfortable place that is enjoyable to spend time in. Something that is easy to forget about is the lighting. However, it can prove to be very useful and can even give your backyard that extra something it needed.

Summer is already here and that means backyard parties are about to be in full swing. If you are looking to really set your backyard apart, a new, unique, outdoor DIY lighting project can really do the trick.

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Lighting can really set the mood for an event. Luckily, there are many different styles you can choose from for your DIY lighting project. You can try any of these easy DIY outdoor lighting ideas if you want to really make your backyard glow!

Fairly Light Globe

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Cedar Block Lights

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Shuttlecock Lights

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Canning Jar Lights

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Recycled Pallet Lights

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20 Cool DIY Garden Bed and Planter Ideas

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Gardening is a wonderful hobby, but also one that requires a lot of time, knowledge and dedication. While some people only have gardens for vanity or because they inherited the garden with their house, true hobbyist gardeners love to tend to their plants and watch them flourish.

Having said that, sometimes you need to be creative in your garden, either to fill a small space or get a different look that breaks the normal patterns you see in every other garden.

Arranging your flower beds in a unique way or customizing your planters can do wonders for the aesthetic of your garden. Not only that, though, creating this unique garden setting will challenge you and allow your creativity to flow in unexpected ways.

This project doesn’t need to come entirely from your gray mass though. In fact, we have put this article together to help you get started.

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These Cool DIY Garden Bed and Planter Ideas should certainly inspire you.

How about a wire spool planter in your garden

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Cute way to use an old rustic bed frame in the garden

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Old Boot Planters

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Spiral Raised Garden Bed

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Make a Flower Shaped Garden Bed for Your Vegetable Garden with Recycled Plastic Bottles

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Build tiered beds from wooden pallets

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Planter made from old towel and quick dry cement

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Make round raised garden bed with Bricks

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Growing Grass Head

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Side yard makeover started from building a garden bed

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Stones can be transformed in rustic and different planters for you decorate all your garden and house

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Upcycle 55 Gallon Drums for Raised Bed Gardens

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Connect plastic milk crates together to set up a garden bed

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Colorful Garden Bed Made from Painted Cinder Blocks

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DIY Concrete Hand Planters

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Take the umbrella, turn it upside down and stick it into the ground to transform it to a flower bed

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DIY Succulent Turtle

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Recycle an old wagon wheel for a divided succulents bed

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Garden beds edged with old china plates

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15+ Cool DIY Coffee Station Ideas

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Coffee is pretty much a universal drink in the modern world. While people from different cultures may make, serve and drink it in different ways. it is pretty much safe to say that you can have coffee in virtually any country around the world.

Some people might prefer to have their espressos or lattes out of home and on the go, but it is always nice and important to be able to make and serve coffee when you’re hosting family or other guests, if nothing else.

Most people opt for small espresso machines nowadays, which they can set in a corner of their kitchen so it stays out of the way. Having a real coffee station, complete with the coffee machine, pods, cups, mugs. sweeteners and spoons is much nicer though, especially if you have one with wheels, which you can bring over to the entertainment area during parties.

So if you have the funds, space and are willing to go for it, we’d definitely recommend it for you to get or build a coffee station.

In fact, we’ve put these Cool DIY Coffee Station Ideas together to help make up your mind.

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Hide the coffee maker in a customized drawer

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It would be perfect for tiny useless space between the wall and your fridge

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DIY Black Pipe Coffee Bar Station

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Place a coffee cart or bar table in the front of the window

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Hide away a coffee station behind sliding cabinet doors

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You can build one in any unused corner space in any part of your home

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Indicate a small coffee bar by a wall quote made from reclaimed wood

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Fit in narrow space between two window seats

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Make use of a corner of your kitchen pantry or a dining room closet and dedicate it to your love for coffee

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Set up a coffee station above a trash can cabinet made with wooden pallets

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No Dedicated Space Available? Try this clever design with built-in espresso machine and a pull out shelf

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Claim a small space of your hallway and make it a coffee bar, and the wall of coffee cups display will be a focal point of your home

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One Pallet = One Coffee Bar

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Serve coffee on the dining table from a coffee station under the staircase

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Industrial Coffee Station Shelf

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