Sunday, April 15, 2012

French Graphic Bucket and Baskets

Galvanized buckets and produce baskets just say "Spring" and I was anxious to get some Spring into my space at the antique mall. 

Of course I can't just put plain buckets and baskets in my booth. I found some French graphics at the Graphics Fairy.  For the bucket, I cut a page size piece of brown package paper and sent it through my printer. 

 To age the paper, I just dipped it into water and laid it on newspaper sprinkled with instant tea and let dry. I adhered the paper to the bucket with mod podge. I did not put a coat of mod podge over the top.

I tore the edges a little for a more aged look.

I used basically the same process for the baskets, except I used regular printer paper for a lighter color.  You can see my full tutorial on aging paper here.

A different graphic on this one.

Once I got these to the mall and freshened up my booth, I got back to work painting my walls at home.  I am really loving the change and can't wait to get a little more done so I can show you.


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  1. Your buckets are gorgeous! I love the technique you used on the first one. Definitely have to give that a try b/c I do love that aged look. =)


  2. I love this idea. Thank you for sharing how you got the labels to look so aged. I'm going through my garage to see if I can find something to put a label on. Found you through Metamorphosis Monday:-)

  3. Love this idea ! I'm a new follower, and will probably try this. I like the brown paper !

  4. I am here for the first time, via BNOTP, and I am so glad I stopped by!! I LOVE your ideas~~simple techniques that produced ADORABLE results! I'll be back! ;-)

  5. These look absolutely fantastic - The labels look authenically old! I hope you'll come by and share these at Knick of Time Tuesday - the party is going on now! By the way, I've got lots of printable antique graphics listed on the tab at the top of my blog you are welcome to print and use.

    Angie @ Knick of Time

  6. These just turned out so neat...I need to try this!

  7. What a beautiful display!
    Be a sweetie,
    Shelia ;)

  8. These are wonderful! Going to take a peek at the aged paper tutorial, thank you!

  9. I love what you did with the bucket and baskets. Such a simple concept that turned the objects into works of art. I love it!

  10. Oh gosh I have a booth and just took plain buckets in, heading down there to get them so they can be up graded. This is simple and super elegant.
    Your newest follower,

  11. Very creative...
    Love the chair, lovely post...
    Stop by for a visit sometime...
    Blessings Lori

  12. Your blog is wonderful. Found you through Cowgirl Up and am now following. Lovely bucket and baskets. The labels are aged to perfection.

  13. I am working on a French Country theme for my friend's living room and these are such GREAT ideas for storage and decor. Stop by and check out what I've done so far when you have a chance. ;) Cheers, MGal

  14. These are the kind of blog hops I love. Your idea is NEW, fresh, practical, and so easy to follow! Love the idea of using brown wrapping/packaging paper and printing on it! And of course the Graphics Fairy, bless her heart for all the free graphics! Thanks so much for showing this. Stop by my blog to see how I utilized the newest online photo editing.


  15. Beautiful blog post! Very lovely :)

    Greetings from Australia♥

  16. I'm singing, "They're so pretty....Oh, so pretty." Truly they are. Lovely vignettes too!

  17. Gorgeous, Janet! I LOVE the way you aged the graphics! I'm saving this for a future project! :)

    xoxo laurie

  18. Love it all!! thanks for how to's and link to GF

    barbara jean

  19. I have just come over from LittleMissMaggie wanting to see who had inspired her so much! I can understand noe! Your log is awesome and full of detailed fun projects! I have become your latest follower so not to miss anything. Thanks for sharing, dear Janet! Greetings from Manu

  20. You've been featured on my link party tonight! Come check it out...don't forget to grab a featured button too! : D


  21. You did such a fine job- love how it turned out. Visiting from the Farmhouse Porch!

  22. I L.O.V.E. this project!! I am going to do this one for sure!! First time at your blog and it won't be my last. Just lovely!! Thank you!

  23. Hi Janet,
    I had such a good time today visiting and seeing what you've been up these projects! And the paper aging...gonna try that for's a bit different than how I do it...I LOVE how yours turned out!

  24. Really beautiful. I will be featuring it tonight at my Swing into Spring party that opens at 8pm EST. Please stop by and pick up an I've Been Featured button. Thanks.

  25. This is the kind of work I really love!!
    It's all beautiful and sooooo chaming!

  26. Love this idea! Thanks for sharing and the inspiration. I have enjoyed my visit and have become one of your newest follower.

  27. Oh my goodness...I'm in love with these buckets!!! Love the way you aged the paper! Excited to follow and see more...
    I think these belong in a magazine,...just sayin'!

  28. Oh those are perfectly fabulous! I just found your blog on Pinterest, and can't wait to look around some more!


  29. I found your blog through Pinterest! You are now in my favorites and Ill stay tuned for more!

  30. Beautiful love it all I also am a newbie that just found you

  31. so smart to print out on the brown craft paper - I love how you added this vintage rustic element to the bucket and basket - so pretty!

    would love to have ya pop by for a visit anytime!

  32. Thanks so much for sharing such an easy and GREAT idea! can't wait to try this!

  33. Hello,
    Beautiful Photos! Thanx!


  34. Love what you did with the bucket & brown kraft paper. Fantastic idea!

  35. Hi. I'm just wondering can this technique be applied to glass or plastic as well? Think it would be an easy way to make labels for the kitchen pantry.

  36. I just love these projects!!! thank you so much for sharing
    just what I was looking for, SO PRETTY, INVENTIVE AND EASY



  38. Can't wait to try these. Found you on Pinterest. Great find. Thank you for sharing.