Two Dollar Target Buckets Makeover

by - March 16, 2013

I picked up two of these little metal buckets from Target (in their $1 section) last week.  They were $2 each.  I broke out some Annie Sloan chalk paint to give them a shabby/Frenchy makeover.

First I gave each bucket 2 coats of ASCP.  I wasn't worried about being sloppy because I wanted them to have a shabby/chippy paint look.
Next I printed off my graphics onto waterslide decal paper.  (I told you I'm obsessed with this paper!  I use it every chance I get!).  I give the images a couple of coats of clear spray paint so the image won't run.  Once that's dry, simply dip into a pan of water and the sticker part will separate from the paper.
Of course you have to play with the sticker a bit to get it perfect (or close to perfect as in my case).  Push out the air bubbles and voila!
As you can see, my new buckets are sitting in my new Ikea kitchen cart.  The hubby and 7 year old put it together for me last night.  I love it!


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  1. Love these. Where do you find the waterslide decal paper that you used?

  2. Your buckets turned out gorgeous,Jeanine.I also did a bucket with decal paper.So much fun:)Come on over and have a look.

  3. Nice redo, Jeanine. Love the image you used.

  4. How sweet Jeanine! You are so clever with using decals. I'm going to have to get some of that paper.


  5. So cute!! Love them!!

    Thanks so much for stopping by!! We are supposed to get 4 more inches of snow tomorrow too!! UGH!!


  6. The buckets look great! Love the image you used, too!

  7. Love these! Sometimes the CTS has these buckets in their sale section! Where do you buy the transfer paper? These look great on your cart, too!


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