How in the world did this battered old white bucket with the goofy looking rainbow trout painted on it’s side make it’s way into the moving van and travel all the way across the country with us? When we were feverishly trying to lighten the load by selling and giving away things of value (like all of my thrifted furniture that was slated for makeover – TEARS) how did this silly bucket make the cut?
Perhaps we’ll never know the answer to that question unless maybe, just maybe, it was destined for some purpose all along. With Christmas right around the corner and some of the prettiest pinecones I’ve ever seen just waiting to be displayed, I took a little walk out to the garage where said bucket jumped right out at me and begged for a makeover. With a lumpy bottom (Hmmm, sounds familiar) from the water that froze in it one winter when it was the dog dish, this little bucket wasn’t worth much.
Being transformationally inclined I pounded out the dents in the bottom so it would no longer tip sideways. Then I printed off this free chalkboard art that I found on Pinterest.
That and a bottle of Mod Podge gave this old bucket new purpose in life!
I applied some Mod Podge to the bucket, carefully applied the chalkboard art, then sealed it with a little more Mod Podge over the top. Piece of cake right?
It’s the perfect thing to hold my pinecones and a few sprigs of berries.
And these are the most perfect pinecones I’ve ever seen, collected on Tybee Island this Fall.
I’ve pinned some of my favorite free printables and also some tutorials for drawing your own chalkboard art to my Chalkboard Art board on Pinterest which you can find right HERE.
Baby, it IS getting cold outside, even here in South Carolina. It is the perfect weather for enjoying an evening by the fire and the beauty of another Old Thing made New.
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