Thursday, April 22, 2010

Bucket Recycle

As we are trying to keep costs down as low as possible while coming up with solutions to each of our issues - which mostly center around storage.

We've been under using the buckets for years, they all say the same thing so getting the right thing in each bucket never happens and they all end up holding clutter.

So... I got out the tape and chalk board paint.

Covered as much bucket as possible:

Sanded the area to be spray painted:

And Spray painted them:

When I took off the tape, some of the paint came with it... usually this sort of thing would piss me off, but for some reason - I'm ok with it.

And now, the buckets can be labeled for whatever we want to use them for, which to begin with seems like one for Bug's school stuff, Baby Bear's day care stuff and something to hold the crafts that seem to overtake our home.

In a few years all school stuff can go in the kids buckets, turns out that back packs fit perfectly in them!

Now, we just have to keep plugging away to finish the kitchen, I know just where these are going to go!

Linking this old post to the Chalkboard Paint Party at The Stories of A to Z


  1. They look so cool! Love what you've done with them.

  2. I love this idea and love your attitude about the paint coming off with the tape. Thanks for keeping it real!

  3. They turned out super cute! The paint coming off just gives it a rustic/aged appeal. Very cute!

  4. Those are adorable! And I love the nicknames for your kids. :)

  5. What fantastic big bins. They turned out so cute!


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