DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

Sometimes I am struck with inspiration when I least expect it. Like this project today. I was in a dollar store and saw this tin bucket. I wasn’t even looking for one, but there it was sitting pretty and shiny on top of a shelf. The one dollar price tag is a sweet deal too. Right then and there I knew exactly what I wanted to do. Here’s how I made my DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall. (This post contains affiliate links.)

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall. Turn a dollar store, shiny bucket into a vintage-look galvanized bucket.

This bucket was a bit too new and shiny for my taste. You can purchase a similar bucket here. I wanted to create a vintage look of a galvanized finish. I dug through my paint stash and found this leftover hammered silver spray paint, which you can get here. Then, I gave the bucket one quick coat.

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

The finish already looked much better. For the vintage fall fabrics, I searched the website of Graphics Fairy. If you are in need of inspiration please head to her site. She has tons of graphics that are free for you to use.

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

I chose this sweet antique postcard. I changed the wording and printed in a 5×7 size.

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

I used Mod Podge in a matte finish and spread it onto the back of the graphic and adhered it to the galvanized bucket.

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

After it dried completely, I added another coat of Mod Podge to the front of the graphic. I was very careful not to get any of the adhesive onto the galvanized bucket.

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

When this coat dried completely I added a small amount of dark wax to the graphic. You can find a similar dark wax here.

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

This was blended in very well. I then added a generous coat of dark wax to the entire bucket. It really made the bucket look authentically galvanized.

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

Love, love, love how this turned out!

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

This project set me back a whole dollar! I already had the paint and wax on hand and the graphic was free.

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

This bucket is going to get a lot of use in my Fall decor. I can’t wait to showcase it in vignettes with different displays.

DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

Have you found anything fun and interesting at the dollar store recently?

Until tomorrow…

XO~Vicki

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DIY Galvanized Bucket for Fall

Comments

  1. says

    This is so cute Vicki! I love how it has a nostalgic feel. It reminds me of cane grinding, homemade apple butter and pumpkin patches. Bring on the hayrides! hugs, CoCo

  2. Marsha Richardson says

    Hi ladies… Where do you find the dark wax? Recently I painted 2 nightstands cream and I think they would look terrific with the dark wax overlay… do you have pics of furniture with it used? AND is it hard to work with? I’m not so crafty so easy is best for me. Thanks Marsha R :)