Chalkboard Paint meet Galvanized Bucket

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I had three of these galvanized steel buckets from Ikea… 99 cents each!  I decided I wanted to put these buckets on my “use to be coffee table” desk

 BETA Plant pot

I took painter tape and taped off the area to the size I wanted.  Make sure you press firmly on the seam… using the back of a spoon works great!

Then I went to layering the chalkboard paint.  I really should have done a primer layer, oh well.  So after 1 coat it looked like this…


4 coats total and they were ready to “season.”  After you’re finished with all your layers of paint & it’s dried for 24 hours, you need to rub the paint with the side of your chalk.

Then you can wipe it off and write on your new chalkboards.

I love labeling things… just makes you feel more organized!

Once more project done…

I’m sharing this project at the following fab parties:

Show & Tell @ Blue Cricket, Penny Pinching @ Thrifty Home, Strut Your Stuff @ Somewhat Simple, Transformation Thursday @ The Shabby Chic Cottage, 100 Ideas Under $100 @ Beyond the Picket Fence, Frugalicious Friday @ Finding Fabulous, Frugal Friday @ The Shabby Nest and Saturday Nite Special @ Funky Junk



  1. Great combo..love that idea!!! I am trying to redo our playroom I can use this for sure! Thanks

  2. I like the approach you took with this article. It isn't typical that you find something so to the point and informative.

  3. Love them, such a great way to organize. Still, I am afraid mine would all say, misc. 🙂 Thanks for linking up!

  4. Great project! I love it. I would love to do this outside and put flowers in them and then write on the chalkboard what the flower is or garden tools, or seeds, lots of ideas buzzing through my mind!

  5. Funny, those don't look like .99 cent buckets!

    they're cute and organized on your table turned desk…

  6. I was cleaning out my garage today and threw away something similar. Then, I read your post and had to go dig it out of the trash, so that I could transform it! (And my trash was already down by the curb, so all my neighbors could watch me dig through it!)
    Thanks for the inspiration!

  7. Oh my gosh, those are so adorable! I can't wait to get my office/craft room set so that I can make these for my desk!

  8. These are so cute! I bought huge galavanized buckets from Lowes and did the same thing for my son's room :o) Great minds think alike!!

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