Lowe's Recycling Challenge

This month I am getting a free late pass from everyone. It took a Hurricane to prevent me from getting this project up on time.
This Lowe's Sponsored Challenge is a recycling challenge:

Pick some old objects from around your home or garden and add some new items to create a welcoming project for your home.

Since I am window box obsessed around here....and my current end of the year, after the hurricane window boxes look like this

I thought this might be just the place to add a bit of welcome charm. 

Last winter, I was inspired by the peacock, 

I decided to add a bit of whimsy to my window boxes.

I would say that some of this would be a good place to start with recycling...wouldn't you?

This year, my inspiration is this...gold, black & white

When I updated the recessed lights in my bedroom with smaller LED lights, these cans were leftover

I was sure I could make something out of them....I just wasn't sure what....until now.

A quick trip to Lowe's for some additional supplies like my favorite black spray paint

gold spray paint

Super industrial outdoor black duct tape
Some outdoor LED lights.....like these

and a fancy extension cord like this one

I spread out everything all over the driveway and began to recycle

Please come back tomorrow to see how all of this gets assembled. I am working in real time on this one, and need to wait for dusk to show off the lights.

In the mean time, I don't know if you realized that the Lowe's Creative Ideas page has projects under $50?

This Paper Tube Decorated Flowerpot idea really fits the recycling theme. 

I will definitely be making one of these!

How do you give your home a welcoming approach?


  1. You go girl, no hurricane is going to prevent those creative juices from flowing... I know the end result will be spectacular!

  2. Wow Linda, this is such a cliffhanger post!! I can't wait to see what you do with all of this!

  3. Can't wait to see the finale! Glad you are recovering from the hurricane. (Love the fabric you sent. thanks so much!)

  4. Seriously?! You are amazing, I love it already!

  5. Looking good! Can't go wrong right now with black and gold. Im spray painting today as well.. Can't believe what you can accomplish with the stuff! Have you tried the Liquitex spray paints ( indoor)? They have THE MOST AMAZING COLORS. I got them at Michaels, and we're spraying lamps.

  6. Linda! hi! my goodness criminy, that was a fun post of diy stuff that I usually don't have a hoop or a holler about. i just may make that vace thingy. wish me luck. i am an artist but not a crafter. it's true!

  7. Linda Looking good!! you are amazing. I love it !!!

  8. I want to see the finished product!! anything gold is amazing in my book...I don't even have to see it, I know it will be wonderful.

  9. Wow - I can't wait to see it when it's done. I am impressed! My poor mums on the front porch are dead after the snowstorm - I must figure something out ASAP before my guests arrive next week. Have a wonderful weekend! xoxoxox

  10. I can't wait to see the finished product because I know it will be spectacular!!!
    xx Vicky


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