A Vintage Crate + [work]

the making of a french sap bucket

Here's a five minute project I finished to frenchify this old sap bucket. Here is the inspiration project, ripped from the pages of a recent Restoration Hardware Catalog. It seems the only things I want in similar decorating catalogs are the vintage accessories you can't buy. So, I have to try and find or recreate them. I used this old galvanized bucket found at the thrift store, and a stencil. I hate to measure, so I just started from the middle and worked my way out using a sharpie permanent marker, because it's easier, until everything was done. Then I went over it with some steal wool to age it. I added some lavender from my yard to complete the look I was going for. Here it is sitting on my dining table. It adds more french farmhouse feel to my evolving dining nook. And because I am trying to simplify against my nature to constantly add things to primp my space, this is going in my etsy shop along with some other recent vintage finds. keep primping,

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