I love to use Dollar store Items and make them look expensive, and I also love sharing those ideas with you! I found these metal buckets and decided to spruce them up!
Here it is, before and after
Here's what I did. First, I spray painted the galvanized metal.
Then, using a black sharpie, I traced over the lettering.
Then, using a bit of black chalk paint, I traced the top and bottom lids of the tin.
It looked good just like this, but I decided to add feet so it could be used as a caddy for the kitchen or bathroom.
I had these wood balls that I picked up at Hobby Lobby. I decided to use them as little legs. I painted them using the black chalk paint as well.
Once they were dry, I just glued them on with my E 6000 and let dry- Bam! Another quick project!
Tip: You can use any tin bucket for this project! You can use a pretty stencil on the front, or draw something freestyle.
I think it looks like an enamel claw foot tub. What do you think of this $3 project?
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Apryl-lyn Lewis Loughlin on May 05, 2019
I'm an activity assistant at an independent/personal care residence and I've been looking for something inexpensive that everyone can make... This idea is PERFECT!! Thank you so much for sharing this!!
Shelly L Nemeth on May 05, 2019
Look at all my crafts I write a lot of inexpensive/dollar tree crafts
Rob F on Jul 12, 2019
What a great idea and this an be done for any occasion and personalized with names!
Shelly L Nemeth on Jul 12, 2019
What kind of plants can be put in a galvanized bucket for a container garden?
question #2, what are succulent plants?
I just bought this exact same galvanized plant pot from my Dollar Store along with a similar bucket shaped planter. I was just going to use them for summer flowers as is but now I want to do your great idea to them. I love the finished look! One quick question tho...did you lightly sand them first for better paint adhesion?..
Is it a dollar store where everything is a dollar or one with various prices? How much did you pay for it?