I love galvanized buckets. Especially ones that come from barn sales for little more than a song. I love how they look, and I love how they're used, too. What better use for one than to hold the last of my hydrangeas?
I got this beautiful galvanized bucket at a local barn sale a few years ago for a couple of dollars. Knowing how I'm not exactly a cleaning maven, I knew it wasn't going to be used for any type of housecleaning purposes. But that's ok because I knew exactly what I WOULD use it for.
The bucket is so huge that I didn't want to actually fill it up with water because it would weigh a ton. I did, however, fill one of my largest vases with water, plopped the hydrangeas in the vase and then put the vase directly in the bucket. Perfect.
As for the table, it's a custom-made 102-inch-long farmhouse table. We special-ordered 8 Windsor chairs to go along with it. We commissioned a carpenter to make the table in light of the really long eating area next to our kitchen. The area is eighteen feet long and there are not one, but two, chandeliers. You need a pretty long table to fit beneath two chandeliers! What I love about the table (besides the fact that it's gorgeous) is that it's made from reclaimed red barn wood.
It really fits the space perfectly, just like we had hoped it would. The bucket is sitting on my DIY-Paris-stenciled burlap table runner you can read about here.
I know you probably think I'm a nut since this is my third post with hydrangeas in it this summer, but I can't help myself.
I might just be done with my hydrangea obsession for the summer. Then again, one never knows, does one?
Well, that's it until next time!I hope you enjoyed reading Galvanized Buckets, My Farmhouse Kitchen Table and Hydrangeas.Thanks for spending time with me today!
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