Friday, February 11, 2011

Pottery Barn Inspired Buckets

As part of my 2011 New Year Resolution to get more organized..I have been inspired by Pottery Barn. While browsing the Pottery Barn Kids magazine the other evening..something caught my eye that I knew would be perfect for quickly picking up and storing those little toys that hurt your feet when you walk into the bedroom in the dark. Anyone with children will know exactly what I mean :) I'm hoping the pictures I have chosen will also help the little ones to learn which bucket will hold the blocks or cars.

I have filled the buckets with blocks, cars and misc. toys

I found the images on the internet, printed them and used mod podge to adhere to the bucket. I lightly sanded the bucket and picture to give it a bit of a worn look.

 I picked up three galvanized buckets from a local hardware store for $5.00 each and used a 20% off coupon. I already had the paint on hand making this a pretty inexpensive project..woot!
I first primed the buckets, brushing on one coat of primer (do not skip this step or your paint will easily scratch off). I painted the buckets with two coats of paint.

(A little clean this primer from your paintbrush, use equal parts of household ammonia and water..cleans oh so easy!

Thanks for visiting!
Beth :)



Those are too adorable. What a cute idea. I'm your newest follower. I would love it if you linked your project up to my link party.
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What a great idea, you did a fabulous job on these!


OO GREAT IDEA!!!!! Mod podge is the best!!

Nicolette @ Momnivore's Dilemma

I wouldn't have thought to go to a hardware store for buckets...{Michaels or Joann}, but for that size...that is a good deal!

Great use of mod podge!

Thanks for sharing this at Creative Juice Thursday...

Build It, Love It, Sew It

Super Cute! I love ideas to keep kids toys organized! Thanks for sharing.

Jenn @


Oh yes, I have stepped on those toys many, many times! The buckets and pics are a cute, cute solution. Love it!


*drool* I'd want these for myself! Would you mind sharing where online you found the pics? Thanks


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