Happy first full day of fall! I don't know how those calendars keep ticking off so fast, but they surely do!!! It is a fabulous, sunny fall day here in my part of the world - definitely a keeper.
Today I am finally going to show my Wal-Mart olive bucket that started out looking like this:
I told you about my find here. After applying a bleach and vinegar solution that I found on the internet to help age my bucket, I wasn't overly impressed with my results. I then used Lysol Toilet Bowl Cleaner with Bleach and boy oh boy - that is the ticket folks!
This is what it looked like a few days after the Lysol treatment. A month or so later........
And here it is all decked out for fall in a little corner of my kitchen.
See the rust and the crusty, chippy finish? Just what I was looking for! (Mr. Bluebird is still shaking his head over that. But hey? Again, I say, is this our first date or something? This should not be a surprise!)
For the picture, I grabbed the quilt I bought when we were in Branson this past spring and just draped it on my hutch, tied it with some fabric and added a little pumpkin basket. I also added a little sunflower sweatered teddy bear just for fun. Remember when decorating with teddy bears every where was all the rage? I add a gazillion of those things. Now I think this is the only one I have left and he just comes out to strut his stuff in the fall. Times change.
I am not sure where this olive bucket is going to turn up next in my house, but I really do love it a bunch. With only an investment of a little toilet cleaner and about a month or so of waiting for it to weather outside, I think it looks great.
Wishing you wonderful first week of fall!
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