Learn how to paint a galvanized bucket and create adorable DIY home decor for your farmhouse. This is a budget friendly DIY that you’re going to love!
Today, I’m going to show you how to paint a galvanized bucket. This is a pretty basic tutorial, but it’s also a skill that you can use for lots of DIY projects around your home. In fact, when you get a few of these “basic” techniques under your belt, you’ll have more confidence to take on bigger, more impactful projects….and let’s be honest – that’s when the real fun begins! Here’s to mastering the basics, so you can become a serious DIY’er!
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Supplies you’ll need for this farmhouse DIY project:
- Galvanized Bucket – You can find these anywhere, even Dollar General. So don’t spend much!
- Dixie Belle Gel Stain in the color White Magic
- Sanding Block
- Paint Brush
- Clear Acrylic Top Coat
Start by scuffing the surface of the bucket with a fine grit sandpaper. This is something you should do when prepping any smooth surface for paint.
Next, apply a coat of the White Magic Gel Stain. I used a basic crafting brush for this step. Having a set of small brushes is key when crafting. You can find the set that I use for all of my projects HERE.
Once the gel stain is dry, spray your bucket with a clear acrylic top coat to protect the finish.
That was super easy, right!?! Want to make your bucket even cuter?? How about adding a quick transfer!
To get a more farmhouse look, I used Chalk Couture’s Locally Grown Transfer and Black Velvet Chalkology Paste! If you want to learn how to add a Chalk Couture Transfer to your projects, THIS POST has the basic directions you’ll need.
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How stinking cute is that! That was super easy I would have never thought about using those products. Great post!
Sometimes it’s just the little things, am I right? <3 Something this simple and fast can transform items we already have around the house and totally change the look. I am so glad you enjoyed it. Thank you for your kind words.