Monday, April 18, 2011

Sap Buckets Turned Planters!!

I LOVE These!!
The fellow that works a few doors down makes maple syrup and he had 
some less than perfect buckets he wanted to sell and wondered if we were interested?
My eyes lit up...  I said YES!!!

I decided to make planters out of them! They each have a hole 
in the top back where an S hook can be put for hanging.

I've been seeing a lot of bloggers using stencils and I love the look!
So off to the hardware store I went and found exactly what I was looking for!

Why? Don't know, just thought they would look cool.  
You could have your house number put on them!

I used stencil paint and a stencil brush. This paint takes a few days to dry.

Lucky number 8!

Can you picture chartuesse sweet potato vine hanging 
out with some bright orange and purple pansies?!

Ahh... spring has finally arrived!

They are sitting on this awesome bed bench that my Mom made!

I hope you share in my excitement!!

I'm thinking Funky Junk Donna would like these!


  1. Wonderful! I love old buckets and the stenciled letters are just perfect! Love these!!

    I would love for you to link up to my Terrific Under Ten Tuesdays sometime!

  2. Love them and the numbers just add to their charm!! Hope you're having a fabulous week :O)

  3. I'm visiting from Twice Owned Tuesday and had to stop and say that I think those buckets are great. I love that you added the numbers. Those would be perfect sitting on the porch with the house numbers on them. Great idea.

  4. Love the numbering! Glad you added your link at Beach Cottage Good Life Wednesdays!

  5. I love it--anything numbered.

    I found you from freckeld laundry. I entered 4 posts-one is a numbered lamp and lamp shade.


  6. I love the buckets. Numbering them is genius too.

  7. Those are just as cute as can be. How sweet would they be marching up the front steps with the pansies planted in them, stenciled with the house numbers on them. HMMMMM....maybe I have another spring project on my list now. Happy happy Easter.

  8. I <3 these! The picture is so fun too!

  9. oh, they're AWESOME! love these, and it's extra special that THEY found their way to you. come visit soon.


  10. Those zinc buckets are so cool! You were lucky to get them and the numbers add that je ne sais quois!

    Have fun with them,
    (visiting from Feathered Nest Friday)

  11. So darling~ I love them and they are so cute with their stenciled numbers too! Thanks for sharing at FNF! :)

  12. Love the sap buckets. The numbers are such a good idea.

  13. HI Bridget,
    I just love how these came out...what a great idea! So glad I found your blog...just became your newest Follower and can't wait to see more of your ideas for repurposing. I'm in Southern Maine, not too far from you...lots of antique shops in your area...must be fun and a good source of inpiration. Nice to "meet" another New England blogger.
    Happy Easter,

  14. I enjoyed my visit to your lovely blog. I'm following you now! I invite you to visit my blog Katherine's Corner. The latest giveaway prize is a gorgeous dress. Hugs!

  15. Oh, I adore those sap buckets! I'm addicted to anything with a silver-toned finish. I am on a mission to find one or two. Those look like zinc. LOVE! Your stenciling looks fantastic, too.


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