A nice bucket | How About Orange

September 05, 2008

A nice bucket

I found this $3 ice bucket at a thrift store and reupholstered it with a piece of the strike-off for my new Boardwalk fabric. Granted, I'm not really sure how often I'll be needing an ice bucket, but I was captivated by its vintage grooviness. And I can always use it as a storage container in my office. I think this one on etsy might be identical, except it's got brass-colored hardware. If it's like mine, you can completely pry the parts off and wrap it with new fabric. I ironed vinyl onto mine to make it waterproof.

18 comments:

Doris said...

Oooh very nice! The fabric really does compliment the retro-looking ice bucket ^_^

cjm said...

Um, that really is awesome. :o)

Grandma G said...

Wow! I love WHERE you took the photo! Oh, the bucket's nice, too... but I've seen it before. ;-)

Mum

Jessica Jones said...

Well, Mumsy, if you love brick stairwells a lot, you should move over here and then you can have your own. Yeah, I didn't think so.

Jessica Jones said...

Or maybe you just mean the bricks look like the shapes in the print. :)

Grandma G said...

I meant it was the perfect setting for the BUCKET photo... NOT for ME. This country mum does not fit in very well with city bricks. ;-)

Jessica Jones said...

I thought you were going to say "city chicks."

Grandma G said...

Ha ha! City 'chicks', either! :-D

Anonymous said...

That bucket rocks! I think that would make one cute ice bucket.

1dermama said...

there is no end to your craftiness. i'm in total awe with everything you come up with. thanks for sharing!

Michelle Engel Bencsko said...

Funny thing is, you never knew how much you needed an ice bucket until you don't have one! This looks great and is obviously the perfect one for you.

Michelle said...

I'm so impressed! It looks absolutely lovely.

s a n s k u :) said...

Love it!

Unknown said...

Gorgeous fabric. So nice to find another "mad about orange" gal.

AMM blog said...

Great idea, I love how it turned out!

Unknown said...

What a Faboo idea! that woudl be awesome for storing my paints!!!

thanks for the awesome idea!

jen said...

Seriously - you just made my day! I have always wanted an ice bucket, but I think they are all ugly, ugly, ugly...but I love that! Thanks!

Anonymous said...

I thought of you today when I received my Tupperware hostess gifts... you guessed it! Orange! Who knew. They are actually pretty cool.
Courtney's Auntie Kris