Tuesday, May 12, 2009

Big Bucket Reveal

It is FINALLY that time!! Yep, you heard me correctly. It is the BIG BUCKET REVEAL !! I know that you all have been anxiously and so patiently waiting to see what I was going to do with my sap buckets. Well, these handy dandy sap buckets that I bought at an antique show for $5.00 each are not planters for my flower gardens. They are actually LIGHTS! Yep, you heard me correctly. I turned them into lights. I finally was able to get the electrical part of things done last night with the help of my FIL and here is how the light above my kitchen sink looks. Now picture this..... my cabinets are soon going to be painted buttermilk by Olde Century Paints with a coat of Minwax Walnut Stain over them, I am also going to get new curtains so you can see my bucket light a little bit better and then that should complete my kitchen. The curtains are just too cute!! I saw them for the first time at North Shore Primitives and then recently saw them at Country Gatherings in Amish Country. You can get one for each side or you can just have one up on your rod and have it pulled off to one side. They are real prim!! If I can find them on the net then I will be sure to post a picture for you all to see.
Well, let's take a look at my bucket light - Shall We?

So, what do you all think? Don't you love them?
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Linda / Behind My Red Door said...

VERY cute Lisa! Did you poke enough holes in the top (which would be really be the bottom) of the bucket for the heat to eascape. If you didn't you really should or the heat will build up in there and the bulb could explode. I learned that from Design on a Dime on HGTV!

I have seen the curtains that go to one side - just can't remember where now! Love them though!

Betsy said...

Lisa, That looks great. You always come up with the best ideas. Great job.
Have a great day.

Heather's Stitches said...

Your light turned out so cute! I've never seen that done before.

Debbi said...

That is an awesome idea, love how it turned out.

Mad Red Hare said...

Absolutely adorable!!!

Kris said...

The lamp turned out so cute!! Do you know where you're going to put the other one yet? can't wait to see where.

Have a great day!


Leslie said...

Good job, Lisa! They make perfect Prim light covers! :)

Have a great day!


Amy said...

I LOVE it! What a great idea~~You all are inspiring me to want to try my hand at some Prim crafting....I am definitely looking at things a little differently now.
Thanks for sharing!

basketsnprims said...

Very cute, Lisa~
What a clever idea & how nice of your FIL to help you. Have a wonderful day.

Jody said...

Oh I just love the lights and the curtains too! What a clever idea!

CozyCoops Corner said...

I love the bucket light Lisa! What a great idea:-) Have a wonderful day!

The Whites said...

Very cute idea! Love it!


Backwoodsprim said...

LOL!! I had a pretty good idea that's what you were going to do, but didn't want to go and spoil it!! So...zip! I waited quietly...
not so patiently...but quietly!! Hee hee!!
Lisa,it looks absolutely FANTASTIC!!!!
WONDERFUL prim job, my dear pal!!
You're quite the "Prim Diva"....watch out Char!! lol! :)
Just kiddin'!!
Both of y'all are just "prim" terrific!

That's good to know about the holes for the heat to escape...thanks Linda...

Have a happy day!

Susannah said...

Lisa... you are so darn creative!!!!!! That light is perfect and what a great idea. You are something else.

I love your blog...always something interesting!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

That is just too cute. How clever you are.

Goat Creek Grandma said...

The bucket turned out great! Your just full of wonderful ideas.


This Country Girl said...


You're so creative and clever! That light looks great...and so prim! Now you've got my brain going...I've been trying to find just the right overhead ceiling light for my bathroom redo and I can't find anything that suits both me and hubby. It needs to be more flush to the ceiling though, so I'm going to think out of the box now after seeing yours! Feel free to pass any ideas my way if you have any!

Have a wonderful day, Lisa!

Denise said...

I love the light! What a cool idea!


The American Homemaker said...

Your lights look great :)

Anonymous said...

Hi Lisa,
Love the new bucket light...very prim and cute!! Great idea. Love the curtains too!! I saw those at North Shore Primitives and at Country Blessings.(Xenia)
Have a great day.
hugs, Cindy

Carla said...

Love your light and the curtains. Great idea!

Colleen said...

Very cool idea!!! I wouldn't have thought of that! Can't wait to see the cupboards done. :)

Sherrie said...

Well Lisa, the wait was eginning to be a little intense, but I will have to say it was worth the wait!!!! Great idea and thanks so much for sharing. It will be THE perfect look when you finish your kitchen. Enjoy, my prim friend! sherrie

Teri said...

I love it, Lisa!!!! (what don't I love about all you create!) lol Thanks for sharing with us...I don't think I could have taken the suspense much longer!

girliegirl said...

Lisa, I am picturing the buttermilk paint and new curtains and I think it will look so good together. The light was a great idea. Good luck with the painting, can't wait to see how it all turns out.


Anonymous said...

You are definately inspiring! Dori

the primitive country bug said...

What a clever makeover! You're so creative, Lisa. Your new lights look great. :)
Hugs~ Birgit

Kath said...

You clever girl, you!
Looks great.