My hubby gave me a wonderful gift yesterday – the afternoon off. This meant that he took care of the house and the kids and I could do whatever I wanted. So, I took an hour nap…glorious! And then I got down to business. I did an amazing amount of work in the time that was given to me. I finished a dresser, stained a door, sanded and stained an oar, hosed down some crates, and painted this galvanized pail.
I’ve have been working at such a frantic pace, that I have stunk at taking “before” and “during” pictures. This started out as a plain and ordinary galvanized pail that I purchased from an antique store. I tested out some new techniques on this one and I love how it turned out, so I’m going to make some more and I’ll write a step-by-step tutorial for those who like this look. For this pail, I decided to paint the “red cross” on the front of it. Not sure why…just one of those gut feel things.
I played with a combination of techniques that resulted in a convincing chippy finish.
All of the chippy, whitewashed goodness without the worry of lead paint.
I borrowed a few sticks from our yard to fill the bucket for free. This piece is another one that is coming to Lucketts with me. Hope to see you there as well!