Thursday, February 25, 2010

French Inspired Flower Bucket

(Thanks to Bunny Jean, for giving me the correct term for this----a Flower Bucket! Duh.)

I don't know, if it has the word "bucket" in it, is it still Frenchy? Does anyone know the French word for "bucket?" I don't know, I took Spanish. I digress....

I saw this on All Thingz Related, and I knew I had to try it.


Isn't that sign so fun? And she even gives you the web address of where she downloaded the free pdf. (It's Kristine Mckay Designs, in case you were wondering!)

Anyway, I happen to have a similar bucket (storage container? There has to be a better word for this...) gathering dust in our laundry room. This was actually used at our wedding (we had ourselves a country theme, ya'll) and I had wanted to save a few mementos. Why I picked this one, I'll never know. But, now I'm glad I did!


Anyway, after a coat of white paint...


and some flat, black spray paint, I brought in the....bucket....and did light sanding so the raised edges would pop out.


I then got to use my Distress Ink for the first time (so fun, I think I'm addicted to that stuff), and proceeded to modge modge the heck out of it so it would stay on the bucket.


I have this black theme going on in our family room, so I think I will do something with it in there. I just have to figure out how to use it so it looks relatively French-y. That's not the right word, either, is it? Ah, well, I'm working on it people!




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Also linking to Frugalicious Fridays at Finding Fabulous, Remodelholic's Anonymous

26 comments:

  1. That turned out gorgeous! I love your white under black treatment to get the design to pop. And I too love my Distress Ink. :)

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  2. Very nice! I have a "bucket" just like this and wondered about painting it. Now I don't need to wonder anymore, thanks!

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  3. You were right... it is called a "French flower bucket". The kind that you see at a marketplace.

    I like how you used the white underneath the black so that it shows the pattern when sanded.

    Talk to you soon ;)
    Bunny Jean

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  4. Very cool! That turned out very shabby chic! :)

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  5. I really love how your turned out GREAT job! Thanks for joining the party.

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  6. GOOD job! I love the scroll pattern you brought out in the bucket! Thanks for posting my picture and linking to my blog! Im glad you found me so now I can keep an eye on all your fun stuff!!

    ~Bridgette from All Thingz Related

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  7. Love the effect after sanding! lovely!!!


    Don't you just love All Thingz Related? those two gals are so talented :)

    ~ Emily N. from "too Blessed to Stress"

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  8. What a transformation! It turned out great :)

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  9. Great idea. I wonder if "Bouquet" pronunciation of Bucket would make you feel more French...and of course the flower theme goes along with it.

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  10. Oh I love it! Super cute! I thought those were called sap buckets? whatever you call it, they're precious! Love the little label thingee. Very french!

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  11. I love your version, Meg! The texture of the pail came out beautifully! :)

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  12. Love the distressed black - wonderful job!

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  13. What an awesome transformation...looks outstanding! Hop over and enter my CASH GIVEAWAY:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  14. I saw this on the wrap up party. Cute project. I need more time revamp stuff in my house. I love the sweater into pillow idea on your blog as well. I have so many old unwearable sweaters i for some reason can't let go of.

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  15. What a great transformation! I love the vintage look of it. Freaking fantastic.

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  16. So cute! Now, I'm on the look out for one of those umm "buckets"! Hee hee!

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  17. Oh that is so super fantabulous!!!! just darling

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  18. CUTE! I love black and neutral accents. (If I could have your blog background in my living room, I would!)

    And thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  19. wow! that looks fabulous! you did a great job.
    thanks for visiting my blog, and taking the time to comment on my dresser/bench.
    gail

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  20. So pretty! Great job!

    Thanks for linking it up to my party!!!

    XOXO
    Jen

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  21. You did an amazing job!

    Thanks fo rlinking up with Sugar & Spice.

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  22. Wow! I'm going to have to make one of these! I think i'll put it next to the front door to hold our umbrellas in the winter :)

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  23. I don't know if anyone suggested this but you *could* call it a "pail" if you don't like bucket. :D

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