Bath Bucket (for towels & essentials)

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This “bath bucket” started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet, and a brand new purpose!

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

Well, it’s finally done! The entire haul is finished. Yippee!

New around here?? I took y’all shopping a few weeks ago and found all >>> these goodies.

But here is what I brought home with me from all those amazing finds…

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

And I have given every single one a brand new makeover. :)

Missed any of them?? Look out for the links to them at the bottom of this post.

Today’s final makeover is the bucket.

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

Bath Bucket (perfect for towels, hand cloths, toilet tissue and more)

Here it is “before”…

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

MATERIALS LIST

 

I started out by spraying the entire thing white, inside and out. It took several passes to cover it completely.

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

Then I lightly sanded the raised edges to bring the dark color out.

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

Next, I created this simple wording to put on the outside. Printed it out in reverse and attached it like so…

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

If you want to get all the details on this simple transfer method (that requires no equipment at all), check out this post >>> My Favorite Transfer Methods.
I put together several different ways you can transfer things like this.

Next, I rubbed over all the wording I wanted to transfer with a pencil.

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

And voila!

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

Isn’t that cool??

Then just paint it in with black paint and a script liner brush.

Here’s a little snippet I shared on Instagram stories when I was doing it.

 

It probably took me about 15 minutes to do the whole thing. I enjoy it actually. It’s very relaxing…I always call it my “mind therapy” because that’s what it feels like!

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

I lightly sanded over the letters to soften it but not enough to distress it. Then I gave it a quick spray with the matte sealer. (all products linked above in the gray box)

Want the free printable I made?

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Lastly, I sprayed these little feet I found in my stash with black spray paint.

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

And hot glued them to the bottom of the bath bucket.

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

I thought it needed feet. :)

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

Up close distressing…

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

Perfect for towels…

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

Or toilet paper (that is some prized stuff these days! lol)

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

And a bit more of a sneak peek of our bathroom floor…and rug to go along with it. ;)

This "bath bucket" started out as a $3 thrift store find! All it needed was a little paint, some feet and a brand new purpose! artsychicksrule.com #bathbucket #farmhousebath #farmhousedecor #farmhousebathdecor

I’m going to be sharing our finished master bath very soon. I’m trying to get it together for next week. If not, it will definitely be the next!
And guess what?? I’m also going to be sharing our master closet makeover within the next two weeks too. Yippee!!
We are all done except for the barn doors (to the bathroom and the closet). But we are building those and it might be a while with all that’s going on so I decided not to wait to share. So when I get those finished, I will be sharing them separately.

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If you missed any of the rest of this haul’s makeovers, you can see them all right here:

This haul is done! I’m on to my next haul and sharing this first one next week!

UPDATE!! See it now, here!

Have a wonderful weekend and hang in there, friends! We are all in this together.

xoxo

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22 Comments

  1. Beautiful transformation Nancy, I love it! :) The feet are perfect and your lettering is amazing! Way to go!!
    Be well and xo.

    1. That was an awesome makeover Nancy. Makes me wish I had a tub like that sitting around to makeover like that! Is that a metal or a plastic tub? I love adding the feet idea.
      Well done!

    1. Thanks, Christy! Noooo!! We went to the paper supply company last Friday and they sold out before we got through the line. We went back this morning and the line was 100s deep (like ridiculously long) and so we are going to try again next week! Boo! xo

  2. Simple and sweet! I admire your talent with a script brush! I just have to cut vinyl with my Cricut and use that. Not as attractive but lots better than me trying to paint it! Stay safe!

    1. Thanks, Cecilia! Oh the Cricut works just fine too! (and quicker) I love using my Silhouette for this but sometimes it’s nice to not have to mess with all that! xoxo

  3. Definitely needed feet, Nancy! Great little bathroom addition. Thanks for continuing to post and be well.

    1. Thanks, Marcie! And yes, I hope that I’m able to bring a little normalcy (and fun) to this crazy world during this time. :) Stay safe and healthy! xoxo

  4. Forget the bucket…..i’ll take the TP!!!! The bucket came out real cute and has many uses.
    Love it …another save from the landfill!!!

    1. Hahahaha!!! You and me both, Addie!! That is all we have left! I have been trying for weeks to get some. No luck so far! And thank you!! :) xoxo

  5. Wow, you have such a wonderful imagination to be able to transform so many ordinary things into treasures. I think the addition of the feet is pure genius. Just adorable!

  6. Can I steal your fabulous creative mine, for a few days? You are so talented in everything you create, I simply love them all. Thank you so much for sharing this rich-looking, useful project.

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