Happy Holidays! We are officially here. Yep, the calendar tells me so. This year I am digging in my heels and determined to not run around like a crazy woman and enjoy the season of PEACE. In keeping with my resolution to keep things simple, I simply painted these galvanized buckets I recently found at an estate sale in CeCe Caldwell’s Traverse City Cherry and Michigan Pine. (if you want to read more about that sale and the plate of bacon I unknowingly stuck my hand in while unearthing the buckets, you can HERE)
Here is one of the buckets in au naturel state:
I love how versatile CeCe Caldwell’s paint can be. Depending on what surface you are using, the colors take different hues. It is so easy to distress and take off as much as paint as you want, or create a water colored effect. Just with a damp shop towel, I was able to distress these buckets to my liking, and with the Michigan Pine, I found watering the paint down and using a rag to spread it created this gorgeous faded look.
Look how different Michigan Pine looks on this desk I did last year compared to the buckets!
Because this paint is chalk and clay based, with no latex or acrylic, it bonds very well, like a cement almost when it is fully cured with what you have painted. I have painted buckets before and not used a sealer, even put them through my dishwasher and the paint is solid. I wanted a low gloss for my buckets, a little rustic bling for the holidays so I added CeCe Caldwell’s waxing cream and buffed them until they were a gorgeous soft glow.
Hope your Holidays Buckets of cheer are filling up quickly, mine are!
Sharing my Buckets of cheer with these festive parties: