Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Galvanized Bucket Make Over

The other day I grabbed a galvanized bucket out of the garage and decided it needed a make over.  First I cleaned it up with soapy water and let it dry really good.  Then I gave it a primer coat of white paint.  Don't mind the picture frames - those are for another project.  I like to multi-task!



For this project I just used acrylic paints that we had in our craft shop.  Beaches and buckets just go together, so I chose beach colors....



I painted both the inside and outside with a coat of tan....



I mixed some of both colors of blue together until I got a color I liked and applied 2 coats of blue to the outside of the bucket.  After it dried I took some stencils and stenciled Shell Bucket in white letters on one side....

 I gave the whole bucket a light distressing.....


And then coated both the inside and outside with 2 coats of polycrylic.  Even tho it has this protective coat, I would advise against using this bucket outside.


Wouldn't it look cute in a bathroom stuffed full of bath or beach towels?  Or filled with shells?  Or in a bedroom with a quilt placed inside?   It would be perfect for a beach house or lake house.  If you're interested in it, I have it for sale in my Etsy shop.

23 comments:

  1. I have a big square one that I was going to leave at our old house. I was using it as a water feature. Now I'm thinking I may go get it and bring it to the new place and spruce it up a bit.
    Thanks for the inspiration.

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    1. You're welcome and I want to see what you end up doing with yours.

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    1. Thanks - I liked those too. You can't go wrong with beachy.

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  3. Love the fun versatility of a painted bucket. Great color choice.

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    1. So much one can do with it -it's a nice size. Thanks for coming by!

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  4. Makes me wish I had a beach house so that I could snatch this right up!!! I love the versatility and I can just picture it with rolled up towels and such.

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  5. I love this project! Saw you over at Catch As Catch Can and am happy to be following along via GFC and looking forward to more.

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  6. Very cute bucket. I'm heading over to check out your shop!

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  7. Love this project. May have to try it with one of the many galvanized buckets I just purchased this weekend. Thanks for sharing @ TTF.

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  8. The blue and peach go together nicely. Thanks so much for sharing at the Make it Monday Party! Hope to see you again next week :)

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  9. I love old buckets and you sure did a good job on this one. Great color, and yes, it would be perfect with some towels in it. Thanks for sharing at the Vintage Inspiration Party.

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  10. It turned out really cute and still looks charmingly vintage! I'll bet it sells fast. Thanks for bringing your shell bucket to the RLTLT party!

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  11. I LOVE this idea Kim...and the blue color..it is perfect! Thank you so much for joining us at Party in Your PJs.

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