Sunday, October 15, 2017

Quickies - Sap Buckets

quick makeover, vintage sap buckets, fall decorRemember the old sap buckets from Vermont featured on Friday finds?

After carrying them around for a few days, I realized the rust was smearing all over me and the car.

But I did love that rusty, crusty look.

I did not wish to lose that patina.

Used a wash of watered-down white acrylic paint.

Let the rust shine through.

Several coats of clear wax inside and out.

Notice I took the liberty of stamping "VERMONT" on the bottom edge of each bucket.

The only problem was the buckets locked together when stacked.

While filling them with newspaper, I thought about my Dollar Tree stash of pumpkins, straw, and ravens.

Time to put all to a good use.

Fun fall decor.

There are eight of them.

Booth W-10 Riverfront Antique Mall North Augusta, SC

See y'all!

The Mannington/ Revive floor we chose is featured here: Revive Floors

Want to see our kitchen renovation? Read the series!

Kitchen Reno - The Day Before

Kitchen Reno - Day One - Demolition

Kitchen Reno - Day Two

Kitchen Reno - Day Three

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day One - Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Two - More Dry Wall 

Kitchen Reno Week Two Day Three - Cabinets 

Kitchen Table Dream 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Tuesday 

Kitchen Reno Week Four Thursday 

Kitchen Pantry - Before and After 

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  1. Love the rusty sap buckets with the fall and halloween decor. Awesome Donna.
    Happy Sunday.

  2. I love those old sap buckets. I have a couple of rusty, crusty old galvanized sap buckets from the farm I grew up on PA. Love them still after all these years. xo Diana

  3. These are really cute Donna. I'm like you, I love the look of rust but I'm all for preserving it and keeping it off my hands and clothes!
    Love the way you styled them. They will sell fast.


  4. Great transformation, Donna :) Could you wax over your stamped "Vermont" or did you have to spray it with poly?

  5. Those are darling! And should sell quickly, if they haven't already.


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