Time For A Change
Submitted to Community Café
I'm so over the galvanized metal look in my home. Every time I saw the olive bucket hanging lamps in my kitchen I kept telling myself I had to either get something new or revamp what I had. Revamping was the answer! A little back story on the buckets. I found the olive buckets online, then had my husband drill a hole in the bottoms of them so a hanging light fixture could go inside each of them. 4-1/2 years later and time for the redo!
I used Rust-Oleum Painter's Touch 2X Ultracover Paint+Primer Satin in Ink Blue, and Rust-Oleum Bright Coat Metallic Finish in Bright Coat Copper. I sprayed 3 coats of the copper on the interior and handles of the buckets. Gave it a good 24 hours of drying time before I taped off all the interior holes and the handles, then sprayed 2 coats of the blue on the exterior of the buckets. Let that dry for 24 hours, removed the tape, made a few touch-ups here and there, and hung them up.
I think they're a nice change from the old galvanized look, and give a fun splash of color in my kitchen!