Did you see my Instagram post with the olive bucket I found at Wal-Mart for $12.44? I fully admit that I’m a total snob and hate shopping at Wal-Mart. I avoid that place with all my power. But sometimes you just need to buy 18 cent spiral notebooks and have no choice. And sometimes I actually find something cool in that place. Like this olive bucket.
I loved the bucket. But it just needed to be a bit more authentic. You know like covered in rust.
I turned it about every 20 minutes until the whole olive bucket was distressed to my liking. You can see the difference above. The left side had been submerged in the vinegar/salt mixture and the right side was the original straight from Wal-Mart finish.
Much better than spending $100 on a bucket!
I was thinking of turning it into a light fixture like I did here. But for now it looks great filled with flowers from my garden.