Monday, February 3, 2014

Galvanized Metal

Hello everyone!

As I look around my home, I see a trend.  I have a thing for galvanized metal.  I love how it has a rustic, country look  and can be used in so many ways.

Remember, I used to have a galvanized metal tray holding small potted plants on my coffee table, but now I have this.



I used a galvanized metal tub (that I've had) and filled it with white hydrangeas.  I love the look of grey and white, so this tub with these flowers is a great combination.


With February now upon us, I thought some flowers would be a nice change on the coffee table.


I also wanted to share something I found at Walmart the other day.  These galvanized bins with rope handles were there!


I bought a couple of them for my son's room.  I even added some felt circles to the bottom so it won't scratch the paint.  I thought he could use some extra storage. Walmart also has some galvanized locker style bins too.  So, go check them out if you're looking for this style!


And guess what  happens THIS week?  

My son is COMING HOME!  

He has finally been medically cleared from Marine boot camp, so he will be home on Wednesday.  My husband is actually going to go pick him up (a long 12 hr round trip) so my son won't have to ride a bus home in the middle of the night etc.  Many other parents are doing that too.  

We're very excited to see him and won't have to wait much longer.  He has been gone since mid October last year!  

Thanks for stopping by!

~ Kelly ~

49 comments:

Marissa said...

Kelly,
Your home is lovely!! I too love the galvanized bins. where in Walmart did you find this?..
So happy for you and your family sons homecoming!!

Gail said...

How exciting that your son is coming home! I love your Walmart finds!! I'm hoping mine has them but knowing our Walmart it probably doesn't...LOL. Enjoy your evening, Gail

Olive said...

I love the tub of white flowers. I am over this cold winter I tell you. I would be driving to get my kiddo too-I know you can't wait to see him. CC has been gone since August and does not fly home until the end of March. She has been sick as well but is better this week. xo, olive

mrs. c said...

I too am a southern girl and I share your love of all things metal! I adore your white/wood look and I dream of the time when I can have a cottage instead of a "too big" house!

Kim @ Savvy Southern Style said...

Yay, I am so thrilled he is coming home! I no you are so excited!!

Susie said...

Kelly, Thank you for showing flowers today...I am in need of seeing anything besides snow.:):) I love your son's room. Take care, xoxo,Susie

Wanda said...

Oh how exciting to have your son so close to being home. Know he is going to love his room, and all the new things you've added.

I do love the galvanized look. Perfect for your coffee table with the flowers.

Gee Singh Newbanks said...

I too luv the galvanized metal. Had a sink in our hall bath done in galvanized in our other home. I miss it.
So happy to hear he's coming home. I was wondering. I KNOW you are happy!

Ron said...

Kelly- I too love galvanized metal. One of my fave pieces is the galvanized tray with rope handles from Luckett's. I love your white hydrangeas. And I know your son's homecoming will be great! xo

ℳartina @ Northern Nesting said...

So happy to hear your son is coming home!! I love the galvanized bins with the rope handles you bought for your his room.

Judy said...

first let me say how happy I know you must be that your "baby" is coming home...I know you can't wait to give him a big ol' hug!

I've GOT to get some of those lockers for my grandson's room...I'm going to WM tomorrow to check them out.

My Forever Changing Home said...

I've got this thing for galvanized metal too! LOVE! I'm so happy your son is coming home. What a special time. Enjoy!

Penny @ The Comforts of Home said...

So happy for your and your family, that your son is coming home!

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Cozy Little House said...

I love the galvanized look, Kelly! I'm so glad your son will soon be home. I know you can't wait.
Brenda

chateau chic said...

I'm so excited for you, Kelly, as you welcome home your son! I know it will be a very sweet reunion.
Mary Alice

Something Nice and Pretty said...

Our Walmart near us is a smaller version so I will have to look for those galvanized containers which I love. I'm so glad your son is coming home to you!

Linda said...

I am so thrilled for you! Your son is coming home!!! Hopefully he is in good health now! Guess what?? MY son is coming home in the spring! He has been living in California for the last few years and I am so excited he's moving back to Texas!!! While he won't be living here at home - he's 25! - at least he will be back in town!!!
The galvanized metal is GREY and we all know how much you love that color!

cynthia lee designs said...

So happy to hear that your son is coming home. We have a country/vintage store at our mall and I've been looking at the metal pieces she has there, but I will have to go check out the ones at Walmart.
hugs,
Cindy

Junkchiccottage said...

Ohhhhhh Kelly so happy to hear your son is finally coming home. This is great news. I know you have wanted this day for a long time. So happy for you. He will love his new room.
Kris

Blondie's Journal said...

I'm so happy for you, sweetie. And your son has a wonderful homecoming...you always do the right thing! :)...love it!

XO,
Jane

Vickie @ Ranger 911 said...

Your galvanized tub looks fabulous on your coffee table, Kelly! And you find the best things at Walmart. I need to keep my eyes open when I'm there!

I'm glad your son will soon be home. I hope he's feeling better and wish him the best of luck in the future!

Stacey said...

Oh yay! So glad for your family. ;)

Japolina said...

So glad that your son is coming home! I love the buckets with the flowers

Missy George said...

Wow Kelly..Your sons room looks great and I'm sure it will be even better when he's in it again..

a house full of vintage said...

I am obsessed with galvanized metal! You have decorated beautifully with it. I love the little one from Wal-Mart...I am definitely planning a trip there now!:)

Cynthia said...

Kelly, I am so glad your s on is coming home, You must be beyond thrilled!!! I love galvanized buckets too. There is just something about them.

Cynthia

Lisa @ Texas Decor said...

So glad your son is coming home!! I know you are thrilled and can't wait to see him. I'm so excited and happy for you! I'll have to see if my Walmart has those galvanized bins with handles. Those would come in handy in lots of places.

Katie Mansfield said...

I love galvanized stuff. I'm so glad your son is on his way home this week!

White Weathered Hutch said...

Kelly I am so happy for your family to have your son back...I'm sure he has been missed dearly.
Cute galvanized tubs.

must love junk said...

Kelly, I'm always drawn to galvanized metal, too! I love your tub of hydrangeas!
Great news about your son-so exciting! :)
Susan

Daniela @Frugal Aint Cheap said...

happy news for sure!

Sue said...

I am in love with your living room...especially on such a cold yucky day here in Atlanta...the tins you found at Walmart are great for storage...you can find some good stuff there is you look for it...Enjoy your son coming home

Sue said...

I am in love with your living room...especially on such a cold yucky day here in Atlanta...the tins you found at Walmart are great for storage...you can find some good stuff there is you look for it...Enjoy your son coming home

Sue said...

I am in love with your living room...especially on such a cold yucky day here in Atlanta...the tins you found at Walmart are great for storage...you can find some good stuff there is you look for it...Enjoy your son coming home

Jill Flory of Sew a Fine Seam said...

Oh I love galvanized metal too! Your home is so pretty and I really like those walmart tubs in your sons room. Now I'm wanting to go to Walmart - and usually I will do anything to avoid going to walmart!

Shirley@Housepitality Designs said...

Oh I know you are so very excited and anxious to have him home…and how wonderful it will be for him to see what you have done to his room…enjoy your homecoming. Your table looks terrific with your galvanized container with the flowers that are perfect in the room!

Wendy McDonagh-Valentine said...

Oh my goodness!! My son left for college a week and a half ago and I miss him. You must be over the moon with the thought of seeing him after all these months. Not even during the holidays!! God bless your family. Your son is doing an amazing thing for our country!!! xoxo

~ Wendy

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Dee @ A Lapin Life said...

The galvanized bins and bucket are beautiful. I love the flowers on your coffee table. How sweet that your son is coming home. Ya!

Art and Sand said...

I love all your galvanized tin. I started collecting it last summer and have gathered quite a few pieces.

Your home is so welcoming and inviting.

Pinky at Designs by Pinky said...

HI! Love the hydrangeas in the galvanized pot! Great look. Love the ones in your sons room too!!!

Christine Vandormolen said...

you and me both....LOL....LUV me some old buckets!!!!

Lori said...

i too had a son medically released from the Air Force three months after boot camp.He still struggles with his back which they never properly checked which has hindered his employment options. It has been has been six years and he still is sad over the outcome. Best wishes to your darling son and may he recover soon! Lori Kolecki

Anne said...

Love those galvanized buckets! So happy that your son is home!
xx
Anne

Jody Pedersen said...

Why can't I find those galvanized buckets from Walmart? �� Help please!