Ideas For Upcycling Buckets
They're stacked in the corner of the garage or stashed in the closet, but except for the occasional paint job or leak in the roof, they've never really been put to use. The bucket is an item nobody wants to throw away, but it's also an item that is rarely given a chance to stray from its original purpose. From paint tubs to pails to plastic gallons, the buckets you've accumulated are much more useful than they appear. Save time and money by upcycling your buckets and taking advantage of some of these home-decorating ideas.
The bucket is designed to be filled, so why not put it to use doing just that? There are plenty of places around your home where storage could be improved, and any bucket can be transformed to fit your style and provide space for possessions. Wash it up, paint and decorate the exterior, and put it to use as a toy bucket in your child's room, or give it a distressed look, set it in your entryway and use it as a spot for wet umbrellas.
In The Garden
Another great place to use your buckets is in the garden. You can keep them above ground or sink them into the dirt to provide a contained base for plants, flowers, fruits, and vegetables. Hang them off a porch railing with some of your favorite blooms, or set them up along your front steps to create a colorful and compelling display.
Add Some Light
If you want to get creative and don't mind stringing together some circuits, there are many types of old buckets that would make great light fixtures. Turn one upside down, and its shape is a natural shade, perfect for a rustic look on a covered porch. Or cut out the sides, set a candle at the base and use it as a decorative accent light.
Around The House
A simple assessment of each room of your house is bound to reveal a use for one of the buckets you have sitting around. Spruce up your old buckets and use them as trash bins to fit in as a part of your rustic bathroom sets, or clean it out and throw some ice inside to use it as a container for champagne or other cold beverages.
Buckets aren't just built to hold things inside. They can also be flipped over and used for seating on a porch, deck or around a fire pit. Add a cushion to the top to make it even more comfortable, and nest them for storage when not in use. You can dress them up any way you want, and take them out for at parties or when keeping an eye on your kids around the yard. Having a versatile outdoor seat will also come in handy when working outside in the garden or around the house.
Give your old buckets a chance to live a second life and serve a more important purpose around your house. Find inspiration, fun fillers and decorative options to give them an entirely new look by exploring the many products available at The Lakeside Collection.