Thursday, March 31, 2011

I'm Such A Copycat

I saw this flower bucket re-furb at All Things Related using graphics
downloaded from Kristine Mckay Designs and remembered some French
flower buckets out in my garden shed.

One was pastel yellow, one pastel blue from Michael's years ago,
another was a nice heavy weight authentic galvenized bucket. Some spray
paint, clear sealer and some glaze gave my mis-matched flower buckets
a whole new lease on life.





I printed out the graphics onto scrapbook paper, sprayed with clear sealer, glued down with instant decoupage, let dry, then glazed with a water based glaze from Lowe's.  When completely dry all the buckets were sealed with a couple coats of clear sealer.

So my group of mismatched, unloved flower buckets are now destined for
center stage holding roses from my garden this summer.





20 comments:

  1. Those are so gorgeous! They look very expensive now. Wonderful Job! Can't wait to see your roses in them.

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  2. Incroyable! J'adore ces idees!

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  3. You did a very nice job, love that finish.

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  4. I LOVE this! Love the color and I love the number labels; so very French looking! The glaze adds a nice aging touch to them, too.

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  5. Very nice indeed. I love being a copy cat..and I do it all the time...:))

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  6. Very handsome! I'm inspired to try to rescue my neglected and abused galvanized bucket...

    But what jumped out at me was the aqua-colored glass bottle with the narrow neck and odd handle (in the next-to-last photo, in front of bucket No. 1). I have one just like it, picked up at a flea market. Do you know anything more about yours? Do you use yours as a vase? I found it a bit of a pain to wash and dry, so I'm just appreciating mine on a windowsill for now.

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  7. Good afternoon.....almost dinnertime actually!

    I intended to catch up on all the lovely comments from the last couple of weeks this morning! Instead Mr. TLRT and I spent the day redoing my vegetable garden, more about that later. It involves his little orange tractor which he's always ready to bring to any project big or small.

    Thanks for all your wonderful comments on my flower buckets! They were a rainy day project a couple of weeks ago ..... we've had way too many rainy days lately! Nothing will be safe from me and my green spray paint if it keeps raining. :-)

    Nell - you asked about that little bottle. That one and the others you see in another of these images all came from either Cost Plus or Crate and Barrel back in the mid 90's. I've always used it as a vase ..... re:washing and drying it. If it gets scummy inside, just add a teaspoon or so of Chlorox to it, then fill with water and swirl it around or let stand for a couple of hours. Rinse thoroughly and it will be sparkly clean! Let it dry out in the sunshine. This also works wonders for scummy Hummer feeders, just be sure to rinse very thoroughly to make sure there isn't any Chlorox left in the feeder container.

    Candy

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  8. Isn't copying what blogging is all about? :) It's like peeking in each other's windows.

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  9. These are beautiful! It's everything I love...decoupage, French, and numbers!! And the glaze finishes it off. Great project!

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  10. I love all things green. I am gonna copy you now. Not sure if I am using green or a darker color but I am revamping my potting bench and this label is going on a watering can I will repaint. I love how yours turned out. You did so good.

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  11. My goodness the finish on these is AMAZING! Looks picture perfect! Stop by the Sunday Showcase Party if you get a chance. You did a fabulous job on these.

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  12. Thanks everyone! The roses are beginning to bloom, can't wait until I have enough to cut for my buckets!

    Candy

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  13. I found some gorgeous apple green spray paint last year at a yard sale. And have just started using and am in love with it. :) Love your new Frenchy buckets and especially those labels. Happy Voila day.

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  14. FANTASTIC!!! WOW.....
    I might just have to be a copy cat too, they turned out lovely. I just happen to have one sitting outside on my deck that needs a make over... who knew???
    Thanks for sharing!
    xoso Sandy O

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  15. Love them :) Visiting from ATPF...have a great weekend! Laurel@chippingwithcharm

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  16. Very cute transformation!
    CAS

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  17. Thanks ladies, I do appreciate you stopping by to visit. So glad you enjoyed your visit.

    Candy

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  18. Oh my goodness! Those are just gorgeous! They look like something I would see in one of our downtown boutiques...and they would have a boutique price tag for sure. :-) Thank you so much for linking this up to Inspiration Friday this week!
    Vanessa

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  19. Thanks Vanessa, glad you found some inspiration!

    Candy

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