Sunday, May 29, 2011

Pretty in Pink Bucket

Here's what I started out with...



a wood bucket that had a coat of white paint on it.  It originally had a wire handle, but it went missing so I "manufactured" a pine handle and secured it to the bucket with nails.



I gave it a quick sanding and then gave it a basecoat of "Raspberry" by DecoArt.  This doesn't have to be perfect because it's just the base color.



Once dry, I applied my favorite creamy white paint, Sand Bar, to the surface using an old stiff-bristled brush.  I dry-brushed the paint onto the bucket going in one direction and then the other direction.  Just continue doing this until you get the coverage you desire.








I gave it another light sanding to rough it up a bit and then I antiqued it using Medium Walnut Danish Oil. 

Next, I cut three pieces of scrapbook paper, 2" wide.  I antiqued the paper with the same danish oil and let the paper dry.  Using modge podge, I secured the paper to the bucket.



For the trim, I used macrame jute.  The natural color wasn't going to work, so I mixed equal parts of water and Sand Bar paint in a paint tray.  Then I soaked the jute in this mixture.  I placed the jute outside on a piece of kraft paper to dry in the sun.  Some of the natural jute color will show through, however, I think it adds to the antiqued look of the bucket.




Once everything was dry, I hot glued the jute to the bucket, adding two rows of jute to the top and bottom.  I made two flowers (supposed to be flowers) with the remaining jute and hot glued them to the front of the bucket.  I added buttons to the flower centers to add a bit of detail.  That's it! 






Here's what it looks like without the flowers.

I have NOTHING pink in my house, so I'll be selling my little bucket at "Girly Junk Restyled's" first sale in July. 

I hope you have a great week and, thank you, for stopping by!!

Lesa

8 comments:

  1. This is GORGEOUS! I love it! I love that bristle brush technique. I'm definitely going to be trying this out soon.

    Cheers,
    Tracy Screaming Sardine

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  2. Seriously, you are just too creative!!! I love it!

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  3. Wow! I love what you did with that! It turned out gorgeous!

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  4. Good job! Haven't seen a cuter bucket than this one. Fiiled with fresh cut flowers......priceless.

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  5. Amazing! Thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us. It all seems so much easier when someone shows one how to do it.

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  6. This turned out so cute!!
    Thank you so much for linking this up with {nifty thrifty sunday} last week!
    I hope to see you again tomorrow!
    xoxo,
    Vanessa

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