Hi friends! Today I’m sharing two DIY Projects that I made inspired by the upcoming Rio 2016 Olympic Games. I also have an awesome giveaway for you all thanks to our friends from P&G and Lowe’s! You heard me right a lucky winner is going to get a box of P&G Cleaning Goodies and $150 Lowe’s Gift Card so you can make your own personal gold medal project without messes!
Since The Olympic Games are almost here and we are cheering for team USA I chose Red, White, and Blue to give our backyard a Patriotic makeover! The first DIY Project we made was a Wood Pallet American Flag to proudly hang in our backyard!
DIY WOOD PALLET FLAG
First we painted the wood slats red for the stripes and blue for the stars area. You’ll need red, white, and blue paint for this project. The sample-size paint at Lowe’s work perfect for projects like this one!
After the paint was dried we used a star stencil to paint the white stars on the wood.
If you make a mistake use more blue paint to touch up!
Here it is hanging on our fence… Go USA!
DIY END-TABLES WITH STORAGE
For the second project I made side tables for our lounging area. I’ve been looking for tables that are low and have storage. Since I didn’t find anything I decided to make my own! For this projects I used two cedar planters that I found at the garden center at Lowe’s, two ceramic tiles, and stain that I also found at Lowe’s!
The first thing I did was to stain the planters darker to match our lounge beds.
This is how it looked before!
The rich and dark Jacobean stain color was a perfect choice for this project !
When the planters were dried I put inside of them extra towels, a book to read by the pool, and in the other one I put other items like sunscreen, goggles, and things like that!
Then to transform the storage boxes into tables I simply placed the tiles on top.
Now, that my two main projects were done it was time to clean up the mess and get the rest of the pool furniture clean!
I have to admit that I have an obsession for Mr. Clean MagicErasers and Paper Towels… They simply make life better!
I used some Dawn Dish Soap and Warm Water to clean most of the furniture and paper towels to dry them all. Then Mr. Clean did his magic on the melted crayons that I found on one of the tables! These products are a must have when you are a DIYer! I love that I can find them at Lowe’s and I can get them at the same time that I’m shopping for my project supplies!
To finish up the backyard I got at Lowe’s new blue lounge pillows, chair pillows, and these cute stripe outdoor throw pillows!
Are you ready to take a tour? Let’s walk around and see it all!
The lounge area… With my new tables!
Lola is loving our new comfy pillows!
The sitting area where we hang out all the time!
The dining area… To celebrate with family and friends all the victories!
I spy our new flag in the background… Can you see it?
And of course the pool… Our favorite place to play!
Now it is your turn! With the great selection of P&G products you can find at Lowe’s, you’ll be ready to create unique DIY projects and LOVE where you live. So when you’re ready to start your next great home improvement project, know that P&G and Lowe’s will be there to help you Bring Home the Gold!
Time to Play!
Thank you all for stopping by today!
Good luck lovelies!
This is a sponsored conversation written by me on behalf of Procter & Gamble/Lowe’s. The opinions and text are all mine.