I’ve been planning on getting some cute buckets to replace the wicker baskets on the bookcase in my kiddos’ room. Over the weekend, I took a trip to the dollar store to see what I could find. I didn’t find the right size buckets I needed for their room, but I did find some cute smaller ones in a variety of bright colors. I decided to give one of them a fun “makeover.”
Here is the red dollar store bucket BEFORE (see below). Cute, but plain. (It actually ended up looking very coral-colored after the makeover. Perfect for spring!)
Here’s what I did:
First, I taped off the whole outside of the bucket, except for the top and bottom rim. I primed and spray painted the inside, rims and handles gold.
Next, I spray painted 4 small drawer pulls gold also, and hot glued them to the bottom as “feet.” I then used tiny cut-up pieces of the painter’s tape that had been painted gold during the bucket-painting, and stuck them around the bucket in a dotted line pattern. It’s not intended to be perfect – I was just playing around with a design. It will probably change. The great thing is, since it’s tape I can change it as often as I’d like!
This would go great as a coral accent to my turquoise room. I haven’t decided for sure yet where I will put it.
Not bad for a dollar! (Plus paint and drawer pulls.) It probably cost about $5.00 total.
What do you think? Leave a comment and let me know! I’d love to hear from you.
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