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Wednesday, January 12, 2011

Enamel Pail Project

Do you love enamelware?  I do, and I was thrilled to find this adorable creamy yellow enamelware bucket last week while out thrifting.  It's not vintage, (though it looks it!)  but it is brand new, and still had the original tag on it!  So of course I knew that it would be coming home with me!  It didn't have this pretty label on though.

 As soon as I spotted the pail, I just knew that a French themed label would be the perfect addition.
 I've used this beautiful label on several different projects.  It's from the Graphics Fairy, and I just love it!  I decoupaged the label on, then went over the entire label with Diamond Glaze, to give it a shiny glaze like finish.
 Isn't this wooden handle adorable? 
 Wouldn't this be charming filled with pretty rolled up cloth napkins and silverware for a buffet dinner?  Or how about in the powder room filled with some fluffy white hand towels rolled up, and some pretty bars of soap?  I can think of so many uses for this cute pail!
I'm putting her in my Etsy shop a bit later tonight.  So of course that could mean only one thing:  I need to find another one so that I can make one for myself!!
I've linked up with:
My Romantic Home Show and Tell Friday
Funky Junk Interiors SNS 
Finding Fabulous Frugalicious Friday


sissie said...

Hi Donna,
I love your little enamel bucket, of course when you added your touch, it is now a very ooh la la vessel of loveliness!


Erin@likegrandmas said...

Donna, I love your pail, and the color is perfect!!! I can see hydrangeas in her, you are opening my eyes...:)

Rebecca said...

What a fun pail-makes me think of spring and flowers

Love of the Sea said...

Love love love. The bucket and the label!!!

Christine said...

Love it! That label is one of my faves!

NanaDiana said...

LOL- Donna...I don't know how you can bear to part with ANY of your stuff...cuz then you have to make a second one for yourself. You have a good eye for things...and I love this little bucket...love the soft color of it too. Hugs- Diana

Kim K. said...

What a great find. Your pail turned out swell.

Victoria said...

That is just darling! You did a wonderful job. What is diamond glaze? I don't think I've ever heard of that and how do you get your decoupage so nice and flat? I always have creases in mine and if I try to flatten it with my fingers the paper starts to rip:(

Feathers and Flight said...

Hello Donna! Your Eye for Transitioning Unremarkable to Beautiful is amazing!! Beautiful Project!
Have a Wonderful Weekend!

Cindy Adkins said...

Oh it's perfect, Donna!! It would be so perfect on a kitchen table for a spring bouquet--or even on a porch for a vignette!!!

Anne at Bird/Like said...

Its charming! I've been searching online for enamelware today, so this really caught my eye over at Romantic Home's linky party. The label really makes it special!

Starwood Country Creations said...

I love this, I downloaded that label too I just hadn't decided what to do with it yet. hmmmm!

Here On Crow Creek said...

I love your bucket! SOOOOOO Pretty!!