A few weeks ago, my neighbors moved. They had lived in their house for more than fifty years, so you can imagine what a treasure trove it was. For weeks, all sorts of unique items tempted me from the curb. Since I am still firmly entrenched in my simplifying phase, I refused to peek at the growing pile, but when two galvanized buckets showed up, I grabbed them and ran.
I have been drooling over the look of these buckets for so long, of course, now that I have not one, but two, I have no idea what to do with them.
Lucky for me, I have a ton of creative friends who shared some fabulous DIY ideas.
Where do I start?
I absolutely adore the idea of dressing my buckets up with pretty labels. What a neat take.
New Labels For Old Buckets
Painting is another option. How cute is this? And...it will work on any kind of metal bucket, not just the galvanized variety.
DIY Faux Enamelware
This would look perfect by my pool in the summer or in fall during tailgate season. Refreshing!
DIY Drink Stand
I could just leave them alone and move them inside, as decor accessories. Easy and stylish.
I love that.
Inside As Decor Accessories
While using the buckets as planters was my original idea, I hadn't really thought about all the planting possibilities.
Mums are just about ready to make their appearance at the nurseries in my neck of the woods. If I plant them now, I could keep them on display until Thanksgiving!
Thanksgiving people. I am all over that.
Don't they look perfect coupled with the wooden pieces?
Rustic Porch Planters
A pretty container garden is another way I could add color to my yard. The directions are so easy and if I added perennials they may even come back next year.
You have to remember who's doing the gardening here.
A centerpiece? I am in love. Isn't this the sweetest?
Mini Moss Centerpiece
The idea of growing my own herbs has always enticed me. How pretty would this look on my deck, right outside my kitchen?
Real life function and real pretty decor in one rustic (galvanized) package.
Of course, one of my favorite ideas comes from Pam at Biscuits and Burlap. She suggested using my new tubs to shuck corn over. Hmmm.
That actually sounds like the easiest bucket DIY ever.
And you know how I love easy.
Plus, I get a tasty snack to boot.
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