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A LITTLE OF THIS & THAT




Little galvanized buckets
with darling little tags

I love galvanized anything as accents
especially when it has that lovely muted chalky finish
that comes with weather or age
These were recent Home Goods finds for $2.99.
I was originally thinking of them in the bathroom
in the French armoire to hold toothbrushes, hair stuff, etc.

They came with darling little metal butterfly tags
but I had a different idea for them that involved a little chalkboard paint
So I flipped them over and used Duck Egg blue chalk paint
for a little change from the usual black

I love how they came out.
The blue is soft & works perfectly with the silver.
Wrap a little twine around them to finish them.
I love them together~
perfect for a little 'This and That'

or maybe an 'Etc'


or
a Merry Christmas wish with a little bottlebrush tree.

This is a super quick & easy project
that would be perfect for gift giving this Season.
Fill one with cookie makings, teacher supplies,
sachets or even some flower bulbs or a favorite bloom

Loving it.


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37 comments

  1. Great price on the buckets! I love the weathered galvanized finish. Thanks for sharing.

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  2. oh, love it too! must be living under a rock because I did not know there were different colors of chalk paint-
    love it here!!

    Karen

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  3. LOVE the look of these little buckets and the tags are adorable ;-)

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  4. What a wonderful idea!! I love them with the chalk paint tags!

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  5. I'm loving it too. The blue chalkboard is a nice change.

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  6. I love them! The little chalkboard tags really give them that special little touch.:)

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  7. These are so sweet. I love galvanized anything, new and old. The duck egg blue is a perfect change from the standard chalk board paint.
    Very clever and so pretty.

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  8. How adorable! I sure wish I had a Home Goods nearby!

    Drop in at Knick of Time to enter my giveaway of a Canvas Photo Print. :0)

    Blessings,
    Angie @ Knick of Time Interiors

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  9. these are wonderful and would be so cute and useful in a craft room, or kids room...or everywhere! Love them.
    blessings,
    Debbie

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  10. Love the darling buckets Courtney! I just read your last post too and want you to know how excited I am that you had that opportunity to speak at the conference! That is such an honor and one that is definitely deserved! :-)
    Vanessa
    P.S. Also really glad you didn't faint! LOL!

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  11. What cute little buckets. I should go over to Homegoods...I think it's been like a whole week ;)

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  12. Very clever ideas to share with us! You make those little galvanized buckets look very chic and expensive....thanks for sharing.

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  13. These are so cute! And, you can always use the other side with the butterflies if you want. Personally, I like your chalk board tags better =:) I love little buckets like these. They have such a nice finish and character! Thanks for sharing! Hugs,Leena

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  14. I love things that are galvinized too, trays, buckets, boxes they have a special charm. Love yours with the silverware. Thanks for sharing, Laura

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  15. Ooh me too....love galvanized buckets and containers!
    These are so cute and what a wonderful gift idea.

    hugs
    Sissie

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  16. REally quite cute!...thank you for the inspiration....smiles.

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  17. As usual, I love what you've done :-)

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  18. I am loving it, too, Courtney. Super-fantastic idea!

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  19. I can't get enough of bottle brush trees and love the blue chalk paint . Can you get thatblue chalk paint anywhwere in the blue? or is it Annie Sloan

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  20. @Curtains in my Tree- It is Annie Sloan chalk paint in Duck Egg Blue

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  21. They look great, that bottle brush tree looks right at home in there! t.xoxo

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  22. Great idea and I love all your photos withthe chalkboard in the background:-)

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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  23. Queste foto sono di una semplicità deliziosa..:)
    Un abbraccio
    Gilda

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  24. Very cute! I love how your painted the tags and added them to the buckets with twine.

    Dee

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  25. Oh the little buckets are adorable! The tags too... !

    Cindy

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  26. I have a similar little bucket that I bought at Ikea a few years ago. You gave me a great idea on how to use it.

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  27. Courtney -Looks amzing love the galvanized tins as well-And i agree-great gift idea.
    Congrats (again) on Romantic Homes-Just got my bundle to sell at shoppe-and saw your amzing table in there.. Darling...
    Yeah Hoo...
    Thanks for Great Inspiration
    Karryann

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  28. Hi Courtney,
    This is such a fun and cute idea, we'd love to have you share it at our "What's It Wednesday" linky party that is now open.
    Hugs,
    Patti and Paula

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  29. Great idea! The buckets look so charming.

    Sharon @ mrshinesclass

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  30. I love galvanized stuff too. Wonder why? I really like the bottle brush tree in the bucket. CUTE! Reminds me, I have a little galvanized bucket in my potting shed, and some of those trees in my Christmas decorations...hmmm....if I get off the computer I might have time to make one!

    CIndy Bee

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  31. Happy Decking my friend! Galvanized stuff is so homey, I love the look of that bucket. Can't wait to see your finishes product! FABBY

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  32. Courtney, I love the cute little buckets and the transformed tags. Thanks for linking to my party this week. Take care.
    Hugs,
    Sherry

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  33. i love all the galvanized tins
    you've used for decking out your home

    in fact
    we set our live Christmas tree
    into a galvanized washtub this year
    for the first time
    and i'm loving it

    thanks for linking up to Fridays Unfolded!

    alison

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  34. I have some buckets like that...they would look amazing with some jute and tags!!! Thanks for posting.
    Shannon
    www.akadesign.ca

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