I have been suffering from Spring mantel envy.
I follow a few bloggers that are unbelievably talented in the DIY makeovers and are able to display them all over their mantels. Shannon over a Fox Hollow Cottage makes me green with envy with her creations! Amazing!
After a few hours browsing Pinterest and other blogs I decided to put my creative talents to work…I don’t have a mantel but I do have a kitchen island that during the spring and summer is unbearably naked. I looked at my ugly metal tin buckets(from last summer) and my brand new-to-me lanterns and went to work.
Here is quick DIY for those with mantel envy and a few without.
My naked lanterns and buckets were ready for a spruce. I have never liked the farm scene on the larger of the two buckets but I knew I would think of something.
We washed or wiped down both buckets and lantern and got the spray paint out. I used Krylon indoor/outdoor in both white and blue ocean breeze. The blue green was 4.37 at Wal-mart and the white was 3.47.
Then the lanterns
Then my official helper and I hung out waiting for the second and in some cases third coat to dry….
He literally hung out
Took them inside and…..
I’m absolutely in love.