Monday, September 22, 2014

Aged Wal-Mart Olive Bucket Reveal - At Last!

Hi Everyone!

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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  1. That bucket looks GREAT!!!!!! Yeah- why should your hubby be surprised after all these years? lol I like the "corner" you have going there with the quilt and bucket. Looks really cute-xo Diana

  2. Your olive bucket looks like you have had it for years. Great job making it look old and wonderful display. Janice

  3. That is just amazing. I love it & I love how simple it was.

  4. I absolutely love it my friend...Perfect addition to your fall decor! Thanks for linking to Twirl and Take a Bow! ox