Sunday, September 4, 2011

Spicing Up a Galvanized Pail


I learned about using Mod Podge to adhere a label to an object without seeing the paper,  from Pamela's blog:  From My Front Porch to Yours.  

I was out garage saling last weekend and found eight of these galvanized buckets for 25 cents each.  I knew I could make something fun out of them. 




I started with this graphic from The Graphics Fairy's blog.  I printed it off on my laser printer. 



Make sure you flip the image so it'll come out right when you make your project.
 
(I have a black and white printer, so the graphic came out in black and white.)

***If you don't have a laser printer, you can print it off on your inkjet and take that to Kinko's (or probably any grocery store with a copier) and make a copy from their laser printer.  I think copies are less than 10 cents each. 

I applied matte Mod Podge to the graphic and the can and stuck it on the can.  I tried to smooth out any wrinkles, then left it alone until the next morning. 



The next morning I sprayed water on it and started carefully rubbing off the paper.  I think I must've used some heavy paper, because it took forever to rub it off.  I had to come back to it a few times after I thought I was done and respray it and rub off more paper.  Be very careful with the edges as I had a problem with one corner tearing away.  I'm going to call it 'character' and leave it at that...  :)




 And here's the finished product.









Thanks for coming by!


The Graphics Fairy
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45 comments:

  1. Pam,
    I love your bucket on top of your scales. Thanks for sharing how you applied the graphic. I'll have to give that a try.

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  2. Pam,
    Your bucket turned out perfect. What a great price for such a cute addition to your space!

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  3. Pam,
    This is so cute...thanks for giving me this idea:)

    Blessings,
    Linda

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  4. Pam, what an adorable project! Nice vignette, too. I hope you have enjoyed your Sunday!

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  5. LOVE it! How cute is that! Your galvanized buckets were a great find!

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  6. Hi Pam! OH, how creative you are - I love your little bucket and the cute graphic looks fabulous on it!
    Thanks for popping in to see me.
    be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

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  7. You pail looks amazing. I love this application. I need to give this a try. Hugs, Marty

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  8. You turned a plain bucket into the cutest accessory. Love it!

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  9. Love it Pam!!! So glad I inspired ya!:) Yours turned out fabulous and I will be sharing your post on my FB page!:) Hope your weekend is going well!

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  10. Pam...this image is great and I totally had to laugh when I read your title. For a second I had to do a double take thinking it was my own blog because I have a post scheduled in a few days about a metal pail...A little different than yours, but still a coincidence...

    Take care,
    Lisa

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  11. Hi Pam...

    I love how your gal.bucket turned out! Love the old decal that you chose to embellish it with! Awesome project, my friend! Thanks for sharing it and the tutorial with us!

    Warmest wishes,
    Chari

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  12. That is definitely a technique I need to try.

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  13. I love it!!!!... I must get a laser printer some day.. dying to try this technique!

    Maddie

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  14. What a great bucket! And a good deal that you got on all of them, too:) I tried the Mod Podge transfer method a while back, can't wait to try it again. I wasn't patient enough to leave mine on overnight, think I will next time, though!

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  15. I love galvanized pieces. You gave it an added edge.

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  16. What a great idea to add a label to your bucket! It looks so good. Super buy on the buckets, too.

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  17. What a great idea! It looks gorgeous. Thanks for sharing.
    Hope to see you on my blog:)

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  18. I like what you did to dress of an ordinary galvanized tub! How cute!

    I hope you will bring one of your projects or posts to my Potpourri Friday Party this week. Link-up starts on Thursday afternoon. Without a doubt, your participation will help make the party better!

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  19. Hi. Just popped over from BNOTP and I LOVE your galvanized bucket! What a wonderful idea! Kudos!

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  20. Wow this turned out great! I love your typewriter too!

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  21. That turned out great! Isn't Graphics Fairy the best? I saved the cat images today! ♥

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  22. What a deal on the buckets and how cute it that graphic. Thanks for sharing at Wow.

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  23. That is so cute--I'm glad the transfer method worked for you. I've yet to try it.

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  24. Pam,

    I love this bucket! Thanks so much for sharing how you did it.

    Jeanne

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  25. I love how you added the graphic to a bucket. It looks great on the scale. Your desk vignette looks wonderful. Susie

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  26. Hi Pam,

    The bucket looks so good! Such a great way to decorate.

    Dee

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  27. Love the graphic on your bucket and I LOVE "character" in anything. 25 cents...great deal.

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  28. Pam, that is the sweetest!! What a deal you got on the buckets. I love them. Thanks so much for sharing them. I've visiting from Savvy Southern Style link party.

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  29. What a great technique. I can't wait to try the image transfer on something. I would love for you to share this project on my Inspiration Board {link party}. I know my readers would really enjoy it.
    http://carolynshomework.blogspot.com/2011/09/inspiration-board-link-party-14.html
    Hope to see you there.
    carolyn | homework

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  30. Love your vignette. I haven't tried that technique yet....but I love the look!

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  31. This is beautiful. Question: do you have to use a laser printer to get great results?

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  32. PAM!!! This is WONDERFUL!! Such a great idea...I am definitely going to have to try this!

    Thanks for joining my party! :)
    ~Angela

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  33. Love! What a cute idea. I've seen the buckets in stores and at sales and always thought there'd have to be a CUTE way to dress them up... and you've found it!

    Dana
    http://craftedniche.wordpress.com

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  34. That looks so cute :) and it looks great on top of the scales.

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  35. Pam,
    I was so excited for you when I saw you featured on Kim blog:)

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  36. I just wanted to let you know that I am going to feature this project tomorrow!
    Thanks for sharing it with us!!
    ~Angela

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  37. OMG Pam I don't know how I missed this one, I love it!! Martina

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  38. I love this. You did a great job on it.
    I have a cute bucket I'd like to do something with. I don't have the laser printer but I could do as you said. Thanks for the tip.

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  39. I found your blog after googling "how to transfer an image to a galvanized pail." I thought I could mod podge it, but wasn't totally sure. Now I know! I have a tall galvanized pail from Goodwill (love it!) that I can't wait to tackle! I'm a new follower!

    xoxo
    Kathleen

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