Paint is the star in this before and after that I’m sharing with you today.
If you’ve read any of my other posts here at Our Happily Ever Home, you’ll know that I love going to garage sales.
There’s something about getting up early, cruising through the streets, and hunting or finding unique items that may or may not have been on “the list.”
Last summer I went on one such garage sale adventure and came across this dark bucket.
I might not have spared it a second look, had I not envisioned the piece being painted white.
(It’s almost a curse sometimes, the knack of envisioning something in the “after” of painting because it makes it more difficult to leave things behind).
But the piece had so much potential:
- Classic farmhouse with the adorable handle
- Various options for styling – plant flowers, fill with a plant, throw in some birch logs.
- Versatile – It could be used outdoor or indoor, and painting it white just gave me a lot to work with in terms of pieces I could use with it.
So I decided to dish out the few dollars and transformed it with some spray paint later that week.
- I cleaned the bucket with water and a rag.
- Dried with a second rag.
- Sprayed first coat of white rustoleum spray paint.
- Once dry, sprayed the second coat.
- Once paint was cured after several days, I planted calibrachoa, verbena and dusty miller.
I couldn’t believe how adorable it looked once I had the white paint on there. It also makes the flowers pop, which is exactly what I had envisioned when I purchased the piece. Don’t you just love a good before and after?! I know I do.
All in all it was a really simple makeover, but simple is what I like best! Have you spray painted anything lately? I’d love to hear about it friends!