This shabby pail was created from one of the saved beer buckets from our daughter’s DIY Vintage Rustic Wedding. The only item I purchased was the spray paint. It was a quick project and was super easy.
Time: 45 minutes (add additional drying times)
Cost: $2.49 (spray paint)
Difficulty: Super Easy!
Rust-o-Leum Hammered 7213 Silver spray paint
Behr Brushed Almond homemade chalk paint
The Graphics Fairy typography
dark brown Briwax
To achieve this shabby look, I covered the blue island-themed (not a favorite) pail . . .
. . . with two coats of silver Rust-O-Leum Hammered spray paint, leaving the interior untouched.
Next, I roughly dry-brushed the pail with creamy chalk paint left over from another project (Chalk Paint Shelf::Easy Graphic Transfer Method).
Once the paint dried, I transferred a graphic I found at The Graphics Fairy.
To give the pail an “aged” look, I lightly “wiped on, wiped off” a dark wax with a soft cloth and let it dry overnight. I didn’t worry about uniformity; just slapped it on. The wax appears darker in some areas and that’s okay. :).
I like how some blue from the original design peeks through here and there.
What do you think? I have 6 more beer buckets. Any suggestions?
Have a good week! – – Joanne