Wednesday, May 6, 2009

Whatcha Working on Wednesday

I have been one busy bee lately. My son is sick with a sinus infection so in between taking care of him and taking advantage of the nice weather...... well, I have been quite busy! This is what I have been working on lately. Do you all remember these old sap buckets? Well, I saw this great idea in Amish Country and I was actually just going to purchase what I saw, but I was told that they didn't sell them anymore. Well, after thinking about it a little more, I thought oh heck I could do that myself. So, after buying these old sap buckets for $5.00 each, I decided to give them a good cleaning.
After cleaning the buckets...... I decided to give them a nice coat of black spray paint (matte finish). I am definitely not into the shiny look so I went with the matte.
I then decided to add a special touch to each bucket so I decided to grab some prim paints and stencil some stars on the buckets to give them a new look. They are looking better already - don't you think?
After looking at them for awhile.... I decided that the stars were a bit too bright for me so I added some stain over the stars to darken them and give them a more prim look. Yep, they are just what I was hoping for. Ah, yes my project is coming along nicely. Now to add the FINAL finishing touches, but before I can do that....... I need to do a few more things. I wish I could tell you what I was going to do with these lovely prim sap buckets, but I am afraid you will have to wait just a little bit longer. Next time you see a picture of these buckets...... they will be in their new home. I can't wait! It seems like I can't move fast enough with this project. TRUST ME - I am so anxious to show you the finished project. We are almost there - I promise!

I just love keeping you all in suspense : ) It is just so much fun (lol).
To see more Whatcha Working on Wednesday projects then be sure to check out Leslie's blog.


Kris said...

Oh Lisa!

The sap buckets are looking great!! I can't imagine what the end result is going to be! ;) LOL Can't wait to see where you put them!

You HAVE been a busy bee! I'm envious. I've been stuck cleaning. And not the fun changing things around kind, but the cleaning out cupboards and closets kind. =( Hopefully I'll get to post a blog later today.

Enjoy the rest of your day!


Leslie said...

Very cute sap bucket makeover :) I'm guessing there will be plants in these buckets....but I could be wrong!

Have a great day!


Teri said...

Hmmmm...My imagination is running wild trying to figure whatcha going to do with those buckets...I love what you've done so far..(as always)

You and your suspense! lol I'll stay tuned! :-)


CozyCoops Corner said...

The buckets look great! I've been looking for a bucket like that to use for flowers in the front yard. Haven't found one yet though. Can't wait to see what you're doing with them. Have a great day Lisa!

Mad Red Hare said...

I just took a sap bucket out of my laundry room and don't know what I am going to use it for now. Can't wait to see what you do with yours!

The Whites said...

Hmmmm . . . I'll be watching!


Heather's Stitches said...

Great transformation! Can't wait to see what you use them for.

Tomatoe Creek Prims said...

Love them...I'm thinking that you are going to put them on your porch with flowers in them?
Have a great day and I hope you little one is feeling better soon.

Janene said...

Okay! You are just being mean to all of us loyal readers!
But they do look amazing!
And I am looking forward to the big reveal...which I hope is tomorrow!
Enjoy yours day, you evil teaser!

~Judy~ said...

Hi Lisa! I'm guessing you will put plants in them too! That's what I did with mine. But now, I think I need to paint mine too.

Colleen said...

How cute! Great idea. I live in Amish country, too. Maybe I'll see if any buckets are available here. We also have several pure honey farms here and this early spring the trees were loaded with buckets. Hmmmm.....They would make such cute flower holders on a wooden fence. I'm anxious to see what you are going to do with them.

Jody said...

Your pots are already looking amazing! Can't wait to see what you do with them...the suspense is killing me...LOL

Susannah said...

So interesting...I'm waiting to see......

girliegirl said...

Oh, now I can't wait to see what you're going to do with them. Looks great so far!


Neabear said...

Your project looks great. I can tell you having lots of fun with them and with the tease too. Came over from Leslie's blog. Have a good week!

Stellar Creations said...

Wow girl.. you have been busy. I can't wait to see what you do with the buckets.. I love them already.


Karen said...

Wow, great job Lisa!
Hope the little guy gets feeling better very soon.

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