It's about that time of the year when people are lighting up the grill for their summer BBQ parties. Here's our tips for a great BBQ cookout!

Chillin’ & Grillin’: Summer BBQ Cookout Party with Curbside Overhaul

It’s about that time of the year when people are lighting up the grill for their summer BBQ parties. Chelle and I at Curbside Overhaul are no different. There’s nothing better than getting the family together, the smell of the grill and enjoying the great outdoors.

We love all our readers. Although you might not be here with us, we want to give you the tools to have a great BBQ cookout with your family.

It's about that time of the year when people are lighting up the grill for their summer BBQ parties. Here's our tips for a great BBQ cookout!

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A garden trellis is required to complete a garden, but a new trellis can be expensive. Check out this tutorial to turn a screen door into a garden trellis!

How to Repurpose a Screen Door into a Garden Trellis

A garden trellis is required to complete any garden. Many vegetables including peas, cucumbers, tomatoes, luffas and many others, require a trellis to grow to their fullest ability. Sometimes buying a trellis can be expensive, but the garden is a great place to use repurposed items to keep inline with a natural look. With that thinking in mind, we knew when we found this screen door, it would make a perfect trellis and complete our garden.

A garden trellis is required to complete a garden, but a new trellis can be expensive. Check out this tutorial to turn a screen door into a garden trellis!

When you have a lifestyle centered around repurposing items, some times it requires a bit of hunting to find that perfect item. However, occasionally, the perfect item finds you. It requires a different mindset and appreciation, but it brings in such a feeling of blessing. So often we’re obsessed with everything being new and shiny, but the biggest blessings in life are often free and it’s up to us see it’s worth.

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Come celebrate spring with this new patina copper look. These DIY spring flower pots are the perfect addition to any outdoor space!

DIY Spring Flower Pots with Patina Copper

Birds are chirping and flowers are blooming, and we are celebrating with these cute spring flower pots! We had some leftover paint from a couple of other projects, so we decided instead of throwing it out, we’d put it to good use to make this patina copper effect. We tried a couple of different base colors, but we can’t quite decide, which one looks the best. Help us decide and  leave a comment below with your favorite spring flower pot look!

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Materials Needed:

Windsor One Step Chalk Paint or Marche Chalky Mineral Paint
Lime Lime, Tick Tock and Cherboug One Step Paint
Glazed Over
Copper Leaf
Gilding Size
Sea Sponge
Round Tapered Brush
Terracotta Pots

 

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Step One: Paint the Base Coat

As I mentioned earlier, we tried two different looks. On the left side, we have a spring flower pot with a dark brown (Windsor One-Step paint) base. One the left, we used more of a gray base with a chalky mineral spray paint Marche. In either case, you’ll need to paint your terracotta pot.

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Step Two: Apply Gilding Size

Lightly dab a sea sponge in a small pool of gilding size, then sporadically dab it over the pot. It doesn’t need to be an even or complete covering, just as long as there is enough for the copper leaf to adhere to. Let the gilding size dry and come to tack before moving on to the next step.  If the size is still wet it will not dry under the leaf and the leaf will come off.

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Step Three: Apply Copper Leaf

Apply several sheets of copper leaf around the pot. It’s going to be a messy process, but it doesn’t have to be perfect because you’ll brush off any imperfections. Lay down as many leaves as you need to cover the size on the design area.

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Step Four: Brush

Once you’ve placed the copper leaf, swiftly move the brush back and forth in a crisscross pattern and remove any extra, unattached copper leaf. A 2 in. round tapered brush is our preferred brush for this. You can save the excess copper leaf for future projects.

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Step Five: Mix Your Paint

As previously mentioned, we already had some customized colors from previous projects. We started with a based of Cherbourg then added lime lime until we got the shade we wanted. Then we added some Glazed Over to complete our mixture.

 

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Step Six: Applying Paint

Dip the sea sponge into your paint mixture, dab off any excess on a piece of cardboard then randomly dab the paint onto the pot.

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Step Seven: Apply Lighter Color

To complete the look of our copper patina spring flower pots, we just added a few dabs of Tick-Tock One-Step Paint.

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Thank you so much for checking out our latest DIY Spring Flower Pots. We’d love to hear your thoughts on which of the looks you like the best!

Looking for some other ways to celebrate spring? Check out these other posts!

How the Beauty of Spring Shows the Renewal of the Gospel – The Peculiar Treasure

How to Choose Plant Varieties in the Garden – Little Sprouts Learning Garden

Spring Into Action: Earth Day Activities – Ever Change Productions

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Spring is just around the corner. To celebrate the returning of our bird friends, we made this DIY bird seed container to store and keep our bird seed.

DIY Bird Seed Container

For the Birds

I’m not sure about your areas, but it’s starting to feel a bit like spring time here in Oklahoma. Spring is great for organizing, decluttering and other refreshing activities, but we are just excited about having our bird friends back. To celebrate, we decided to make this DIY bird seed container to store and keep our bird seed.

Spring is just around the corner. To celebrate the returning of our bird friends, we made this DIY bird seed container to store and keep our bird seed.

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Flowers are one of the more classic ways to show love. Whether your single or in a relationship, sometimes it's nice to show love to someone (even yourself) with flowers.

Show Love: A Repurposed Flower Bouquet

Show Love Anytime

Flowers are one of the more classic ways to show love. Whether you are single or in a relationship, sometimes it’s nice to show love to someone (even yourself) with flowers.  Through this DIY, you can show love to yourself, a significant other and even to the environment, as we repurpose many of the the materials in this project.

Flowers are one of the more classic ways to show love. Whether your single or in a relationship, sometimes it's nice to show love to someone (even yourself) with flowers.

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A Sign of Christ’s Love For Us

Christ’s Love for us

When we talk about the subject of Love, I am drawn to one topic, Christ’s love for us. The love God has shown us by sending His son, Jesus.  It may seem strange to you that I associate that with DIY, so let me try and explain.

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We are excited to showcase our latest lamp makeover and New Year's project! There is always another way to benefit from shining new light on an old lamp.

A Lamp Makeover: Shining New Light on an Old Lamp

What better way to celebrate a new year than to give a lamp makeover? At Curbside Overhaul, we see repurposing as a metaphor for the hope in life. See, a lamp makeover doesn’t have to be just about the lamp, it’s about taking charge of your life and changing what doesn’t suit you. It’s all about new beginnings. Endings can be dark and sad, but they don’t have to be. New beginnings come in all shapes, but taking charge of those beginnings can really brighten up your life. We might not always be happy with ourselves, but we have the power, creativity, ability to change our circumstances. We can also do this with any piece of furniture or home decor that doesn’t quite fit.

We are excited to showcase our latest lamp makeover and New Year's project! There is always another way to benefit from shining new light on an old lamp.

Repurposing is a sure way to brighten up any future. In the case of this lamp makeover, you are saving these parts from the landfill. You also saving yourself money that you can invest other ways. Maybe the most important thing in our minds is that it also gives you an creative outlet. A lot of people tell us they’re not creative, but what is there to be worried about with an old piece you were going to throw out anyway.

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Five Benefits of Handmade Gifts

A Complete Christmas

In our family, handmade gifts are what make Christmas complete. We might be slightly biased, but to prove our case, we came up with this list of five reasons we think you should strive to make homemade gifts a part of your holiday routine.

You might be thinking what in the world, how can I make time during the holiday season to actually sit down and make all these gifts?

Finding the perfect gift always takes time. Making homemade gifts or buying them from someone else does require a little extra time and planning, but it’s all about simplicity. For co-workers or any other large group, it’s about finding the right gift to make in bulk. Our hand-swirled ornaments are a quick and easy DIY gift for a large group. We made about 25 ornaments in just about 20 minutes.  For family members it’s not always easy, but homemade gifts are always more thoughtful and personal.

Why? Well, let’s see.Five Benefits of Handmade Gifts

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October’s Featured Restoring Organization- Replenishing Oklahoma

Thanksgiving with Replenishing Oklahoma

We’ve selected Replenishing Oklahoma to receive our proceeds as October’s Featured Restoring Organization. Curbside Overhaul’s mission is to restore purpose with paint and brush. Sometimes this paint and brush is literally in our hands, but we also want to help support other organizations restoring purpose in our state.

Since Thanksgiving is right around the corner, we wanted to support our state and celebrate Thanksgiving.

This month, Facebook group Replenishing Oklahoma is raising donations to feed low-income families for Thanksgiving. These donations will provide families with dinners complete with turkey, stuffing, yams, cranberries and other traditional Thanksgiving sides.

As a result, we decided to support Replenishing Oklahoma in their efforts.

Thanksgiving is right around the corner, so to reflect our thankfulness, we chose to support Replenishing Oklahoma raising donations for Thanksgiving meals.

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We are on round two of our handmade Christmas with DIY decorations with our Picture Frame Wreath and Hand-Swirled Ornaments.

DIY Decorations: Picture Perfect Wreath

Christmas DIY Decorations

We are on round two of our handmade Christmas with DIY decorations. Our last post featured decorations made from leftover project materials or stuff we had around the house. This week, we continue the same theme with our Picture Frame Wreath and Hand-Swirled Ornaments.

We are on round two of our handmade Christmas with DIY decorations with our Picture Frame Wreath and Hand-Swirled Ornaments.

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