Wednesday, May 7, 2014

Old Bucket, New Look,

Hi Friends,
I received a pocket hose at Christmas
and could not wait this season to use it.
Do you have one? 
I never thought I would like it.
We've all seen the commercials.
You know the one, looks great till you try it and then it's not what they say it is!
Well I'm here to say, it is great.
No kinks, light weight and easy to walk all over the yard when watering.
Since these hoses take up so little space when stored, 
I wanted a unique way to keep it neat and out of the way when not in use.
A nice flower pot would work, but I had an old vintage galvanized bucket in my stash
just waiting for a redesign and new purpose!
Years ago in my very country painting days,
this bucket looked like this.

and painted on one side like this!!!

Cute then, but not so much now, right?
It's been put away holding art storage.
So out with the chalk paint.
Two coats to cover well
and let dry.
Now the fun begins~
Adding a few stencils I had in my collection
to each side.

Love this bird on the branch stencil.
I added a Paris stencil to the opposite side of the bucket.

Now to give it a little wear and distress,
I sand and give the surface a wash of burnt umber water based acrylic paint,
keeping it darker in some areas and lighter in others.

The Paris stencil on the opposite side and the wash technique continued.

Next I did another sanding to tone down the stencil paint
and add to the wear.

Now it looks a bit like this up close.

Add a coat of outdoor water based varnish.

Looking old now.

Perfect to hold the pocket hose.

Easier to fill in the bucket then the heavy traditional hoses
that wind around a hose real.
We still have those, but for plant watering, this is so much better.

Here's another bit of yard update I've been working on.
Our outdoor kitchen area.
Nothing fancy or expensive.
Just using what we already had.
The island was from our kitchen redo
and inside holds a little fridge.
I gave it a fresh coat of paint this year
and outdoor varnish.
The tile on the top is old world Rialto.
The pot rack, also from the old kitchen and it has little center lights
which is so nice at night.
An old bar stool for the cook, found at a yard sale.
 I added a French postage stencil,
just to give it some character.
Planing to hang a few herbs from the rack.
That's it for today.
It's in the 90's here,
so I'm off to water with my pocket hose!!
See you next time.
Celestina Marie


Denise said...

You constantly amaze me my friend. You are so far beyond talented. Bless you dear.

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Great update of your bucket, Celeste! I love how it turned out and the stencils. I think you've created a nice little outdoor kitchen area. I'm sure something like this is a must in your warmer climate. I much prefer cooking outdoors when it is hot weather to keep the kitchen from getting overheated. I think that stool would be a nice place to sit while chatting with the cook!

Sola Scriptura said...

I like the bucket before and after the makeover! Your outdoor kitchen area is fantastic! Oh, I just love it!

Penny from Enjoying The Simple Things said...

Love your bucket! It turned out wonderful. Great outdoor kitchen too!

~Lavender Dreamer~ said...

You give everything such style! Nice to know those hose work well, too! It got hot here in Florida in a hurry, too! Hugs!

Liz@ HomeandGardeningWithLiz said...

Wonderful job on the bucket! I was curious about those hoses. I have one of the coiled up ones but the water pressure is completely different and disappointing. I may have to give one of these a try! Nice outdoor cooking area!

Ellen, the Bluestocking Belle said...

Oh, I love this! It's gorgeous and useful. Pinning!

1CardCreator said...

Wow, what a transformation, that bucket is perfect! I have been wanting one of those hoses and my DH keeps telling me they can't be for real, I am showing him this post tonight! Do I see a stencil you may have made yourself with a Cameo? Looks really cool from wherever it came. ~Diane

Valerie-Jael said...

I never cease to wonder at all of your re-purposed and redesigned things, just wonderful! The bucket was good before, but now it is really elegant! Hugs, Valerie

Down Blueberry Lane said...

I thought the bucket was cute before but you took it to a whole new level. Love it! Never heard of a pocket hose - interesting!

Mari said...

Hi sweetie, love the way you transformed your bucket, great way to store your hose! Your out door kitchen is very pretty, your home is simply beautiful my friend ;-) now all you have to do is sit back and enjoy all your hard work ;-)


Jan Hermann said...

90's...Oh My!! 52° here right now, with rain. Love your little pocket hose. I'd love to get one for watering around our courtyard wall garden. Love your stenciled bucket...very nice.

Bente said...

You are so talented, my friend. I love the bucket. It`s gorgeous. Your out door kitchen is beautiful. What a great space you have for cooking on beautiful summer days.

Big hug from here

Donna said...

I love your bucket transformation, Celestina! What a difference with the stenciling and the aged finish you gave it, it's perfect! Good to know about the hose, I saw it in many a commercial and I wondered if they were any good! Your backyard kitchen is just wonderful! I bet you spend most of your time living out there when the weather cooperates! And the stool is so neat, love your paint job, you are so creative:)

Swanky Salvage Decor said...

Your bucket re-do turned out great! So pretty. I also love your outside kitchen, great use of old cabinets!

Linda @ Life and Linda said...
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Much better bucket!! I just bought a pocket hose. Haven't used it yet, but happy that it doesn't take up so much space like the old one did.

Melanie said...

So glad that you posted this! I had wondered if those hoses were worth the bother, so now I think I will get one! Thanks!

Love the bucket! It is so cute and love the idea of keeping the hose in there too!

Melanie said...

O sorry, forgot to ask, how do you keep wasps out of your outdoor kitchen island? If it were here, they would build their nests all over it!

Heaven's Walk said...

Beautiful job on your water hose bucket, Celeste! Love the aged patina you added to it. :) And your outdoor kitchen area is great! What a fabulous idea to use what you had on hand! I hope that you're able to enjoy that space in the heat you all are having! :)

xoxo laurie

Delvalina said...

You are such an artist Celeste! things you made always turn so stunning.

I LOVE your kitchen decoration :)
Thanks for sharing your idea and be a blessing with your talents.

I hope you have wonderful day,

Nancy said...

Oh I Love the Bucket Idea for the Pocket Hose and I think they are fantastic too! I Love your Outdoor Kitchen!!Maybe someday I will have one. But after living here just one year my fingers are crossed for a Potting Bench and Shelf unit. Currently I am using my outdoor Glass Table, and I am so afraid of putting a scratch on it that I cover it with old Towels each time I use it, like everyday right now~
I would have Herbs hanging from the Pot Rack~ You are such a awesome decorator my friend!!

Huggs, Nancy

Stephanie said...

It's. . .GORGEOUS!! I simply love it and would love to have one for my hose :)

Your are incredibly talented, sweet lady.

Hugs and blessings to you!

cynthia lee designs said...

Love how you redid the looks great!! I still have some painting patterns from the 80's, but thinking that I should just get rid of them. I recently went thru a lot of old crafting supplies and took a bag full to the GW.

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

Hi Celeste!

Your hose bucket is awesome! Love the worn look on it, makes it look so loved and well used. You have been on such a creative roll and inspiring us to do new things. I have a list a mile long. So fun to make these exciting projects.

Have the Happiest Mothers Day ever Celeste!! Lots of love, Edie

Createology said...

Sad to see your previous bucket design gone however your new design is lovely. Great use of kitchen items for your BBQ area. I really appreciate being thrifty and repurposing good pieces. Creative Bliss Dear...

Thistle Cove Farm said...

Celeste, your bucket is really cute and like the new treatment better. You'd have a hay day around here, there's so much "antique, vintage and just plain OLD!" -haha-

Dorthe said...

Dear Celestina Marie,
what a transformation of your sweet bucket. The new "old" one is so beautiful, even your old one was the sweetest ,too !!
I love how you distressed it and used wash technique,- it is wonderful in that old tone of brown and the great black stenciling !!
Your outdoor kitchen is just wonderful, dear- must be a dream to have !!
Sorry to not have been visiting every post, but I have been quit nervous lately, I`m happy that all seems to be ok ,now after my latest examination.
Hugs ,Dorthe

Julie Marie said...

Hello dear Celeste... I love your bucket for your pocket hose!... I loved it the way it was too, but it is so pretty now as well... I have heard of those little hoses but never bought one... will check them out the next time I visit my garden center... oooh, and your outdoor "kitchen" is fabulous!... I love to barbeque and eat out of doors all Summer long... just seems to make everything taste better eating it outside!... enjoy all of your beautiful gardens and spots to relax in... xoxo Julie Marie

living from glory to glory said...

Hello, I am laughing over the hose promotion! Did they pay you? No, I am so looking to get me one of those funny looking things. The hose and vacuum have it out for me! LOL
I am so glad to see your bucket makeover as I just love buckets, mostly outside decor. I paint most of them red!
Blessings, Roxy

Creations by Marie Antoinette and Edie Marie said...

WOW!!! That bucket is magnificent. You did a fab job on it Dearest! I love he bird and the amber overtones. I've been wondering about that hose. Now I will go and get me one. I also love what you did with the old kitchen. That is something I would have attempted but not succeeded as well as you did...LOL. Only you and Sherry are good at that kind of thing my friend.
Thank you for likeing my newest doll. I again did not even know Sherry posted it, not along made another beautiful story. I forgot to tell her the old Jim Thorp move with Burk Landcaster has always been one of my favs as a kid.
Happy Mother's Day ,
May God Bless You,
XXOO Marie Antoinette

Anonymous said...

I am in the process of finishing my bucket makeover, and after trying the mod-podge typography transfer on my clay pot, I decided to use a stencil for the bucket instead because it is a lot less complicated. I smiled instantly when I saw your stencil because it was one of the ones I liked while shopping last weekend. I never purchased it because I'm looking for a wreath.
Your bucket turned out gorgeous, Celeste.

Anonymous said...

...Oh, I almost forgot to ask, do you like the pocket hose? Does it work well for you? Been considering one.

Deborah@Green Willow Pond said...

My mom has one of these hoses and loves it too. I think I will get one this year. I get so tired of lugging the heavy one around.

Your bucket turned out lovely! I like the stencils you chose. Thank you for sharing at What We Accomplished Wednesdays. Have a lovely week! ~Deborah

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Welcome To Rose Garden Market from Celestina Marie Design. It is so nice to meet you. My name is Celestina Marie named after my grandmother and my friends call me Celeste.My creative journey extends over 30 years enjoying the love of painting and redesigning vintage and new treasures. I love to go treasure hunting and the fun of finding great vintage pieces to redesign..