Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Re-Purposed Galvanized Bucket with Vinyl Welcome Lettering


If you have visited my Etsy store lately you have probably seen this picture.

But, let me tell you, there is a story behind it.
This big ol' bucket used to be used as my horse's water bucket.
In the winter there was even a heater in it to keep the water from freezing.
Yes, every day I packed water out for my horse, 
Winter, Summer, Snow, Sleet, or Shine.

Then a couple of years ago.
My wonderful hubby splurged and bought a heated, electric, automatic waterer.

It is fabulous!!!

If the water get too low, it automatically refills, it stays cold, but will not freeze in the winter.
Even the neighborhood dogs, cats, squirrels, birds, and whatever else will come over for a cold drink.
They seem to love it too.

But, anyways, I had this bucket and I hated for it to go to waste.


So this is what it is now.

A PLANTER!!

It was kind-of pricey, but definitely we have gotten our use out of it.

The Hubby added some wheels. 
(But, there won't be any moving this thing, it is way to heavy!)
I added the vinyl "Welcome" (which can be purchased at my store.)
The Calla Lilies, the Hens & Chicks, and the Solar Lights.
I must say it is a great addition to the entry way and I have really loved it!
Some projects I impress even myself, but when the hubby is impressed, you've done a good job!

Laters,

5 comments:

  1. I love that you found a good use for your watering bucket, very cute.

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  2. What a great idea; I love it!

    Sue
    xo

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  3. Great idea! I love the look.

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  4. What a great use for the bucket. Terrific! If you have a moment, I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/07/inspiration-board-link-party_12.html
    Thanks for the inspiration.
    carolyn | homework

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  5. Thanks for love ladies but most importantly, Thanks for stopping by! Come back soon!!
    Tara

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Thanks for the love!