Last Picnic of Summer?

Last Spring I bought an old bucket at a tag sale. I remember these in the 70’s and these buckets were used to hold all manner of things from sewing, knitting, toys, and anything really. Well, I had the idea to spiff it up some and then use it for picnicking.
Here’s the bucket and lid. Pretty pathetic, huh?
wood bucket
I could have done the shabby thing and the chalk paint thing but it didn’t happen. I wanted something nice and clean and new looking for a picnic. So I spray painted the bucket with white spray paint. Then I used an electric staple gun to staple on some picnic looking fabric, red gingham what else?
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And here it is….
white bucket
My granddaughter and her friend help show it off along with our Texas rescue dog, Bunny. Looking for food, Faith? Nope. Maybe this weekend…
picnic bucket
white basket
white bucket
Bunny was looking for food…
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And here’s the old time match to go with it, the Coleman juice jug. This is old. I remember making Kool Aid in here to take to the beach.
Would this post be complete without a Photos Scape Collage? No. I love making collages in Photo Scape.
Best wishes, my friends, for a lingering summer and summery weather.


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Made by You Mondays
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Two Yellow Birds Decor Party
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  1. Linda,
    You have always been so creative...don't know where you get all your energy. It must be from your fabulous mother ! This is lovely, and so you ! xo Carol MacMath

  2. Carol!!!! How wonderful to hear from you!! (To my readers - Carol and I were friends as teenagers. We volunteered at an old age home that the Carmelite Sisters ran here in Connecticut.) My mother is still creative and she's making Victorian Lace pillows again. That hip operation slowed her down for a year but she's back sewing and doing everything again. So glad you could see what I'm up to, Carol. What are YOU up to?

  3. I love your redo. I have a link party on Wednesdays, and I would love it if you would link this post. It is called Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party.
    I hope to see you there. Have a great Day.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

    1. Thanks so much, Debi. I'm going right over now to link up. I've linked up with you before. You have a very nice party!! Linda

  4. Linda, this is GREAT! LOVE IT!!!!!!

    Thanks for sharing this at The DIY Dreamer.. From Dream To Reality!

  5. What a great idea!! I love it. Stopping by from Adorned From Above. :)

  6. Very cute. Clean and fresh.


  7. Very cute transformation! The red and white is perfect :)

  8. So cute! I love how it turned out. Thanks for sharing at my Our Favorite Things Link Party.

  9. It went from looking 70's to today. Love it white and the pretty red/white fabric makes it so pretty and pops. So creative of you. Thanks for sharing your creative inspiration with Sunday’s Best – you helped make the party a success!

  10. Again, this is so cute. I love it. Thank you so much for sharing with Wednesdays Adorned From Above Link Party last week. This weeks Link Party is opened at
    from Wednesday until Sunday.
    Hope to see you there.
    Debi Bolocofsky
    Adorned From Above

  11. This is super cute! Looks like a fun project I can do with my SD. Thanks for sharing:)

    Link up with me:

  12. What a fun idea! I love that Coleman jug we had one growing up. :)

  13. Cute and so useful. I'd love to get my hands on a few of these! Thanks for linking to Craftastic Monday at Sew Can Do:)

  14. Super cute (the basket, and the dog!). Thanks for sharing at Repurposed Ideas Weekly Blog Hop #6. Next weeks hop will begin on Saturday! Hope you will join me again.


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