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Tuesday, July 27, 2010

{Happiness in a Can} Making a Metal Bucket Cute

I don't know about you, but I have some random crap in my garage...in my pool shed...shoved in the back of closets. It's usually something I kept because I deemed it useful, but either a) have no use for it (therefore the banishment to the garage), or b) it's just too u-g-l-y to actually put out!

I stumbled across this little metal bucket in the back of the pool shed.

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Do you have any idea how funky something gets after being abandoned in a pool shed?! It needed hosing down, to say the least. Then, spray paint to the rescue!! I had some Rustoleum Key Lime left over from this project.

I sprayed the top portion of the bucket with the Key Lime. After it dried, I put two stripes of Frog Tape (love this stuff, nothing bleeds through it!) over the part I wanted to stay lime.

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Then I sprayed the whole thing glossy white and peeled the tape off after it dried.

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Now this cute and preppy little bucket has graduated from abandonment to totally useful....we keep our sunscreen and bug spray in it by the back door.

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A friend of mine told me she's afraid to come over because I might paint her?! Are you like that...paint anything that stays still long enough? I can't help myself when it comes to spray paint...Happiness in a Can!


***Sharing this with Jen's Trash to Treasure Party!***

8 comments:

  1. What an awesome idea for a random bucket!! It looks so cute.

    Spray paint is one of the best inventions ever, it just makes it so easy!!

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  2. Love it! Thanks for linking up!

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  3. Cute little bucket! Don't you just love it when you can repurpose something you already have?

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  4. Good idea!! I have some buckets too!! Just might have to add this to my to-do list! Thanks for sharing!

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  5. Oh I just love it!! So creative! I am happy to be your newest follower and would love to have you as a friend at FrouFrouDecor!! I'm having a link party/giveaway every Friday and would love for you to link up your creations!! Hope to see you there!
    ~Terrell @ FrouFrouDecor~

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  6. "Preppy" - a word I had forgotten but perfectly describes your cheery, amended bucket.

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  7. Oh my goodness, that last comment made me chuckle. I paint everything too. In fact, I almost titled yesterday's post, "Ooops I did it again" since that's what goes through my brain every time I pick up a paint brush or spray paint can. It's not a bad habit to have I say! :) Love how your bucket turned out and how you put it to work for you! So cute!

    xoxo!
    Jen

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Your comments are like crack, or popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. xoxo, cass

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