This rusty old mop bucket! What do YOU think of when you come across something like this?Even thought this bucket is pretty rusty inside, it’s an ‘industrial’ model and much bigger and sturdier than the smaller ‘home models’. There just HAS to be something unique and useful that I can make this into!
The wheels still work great, so a ‘rolling’ something . . .
The first thing I did was ‘deal with the rust’. I didn’t want to cover it or remove it, but we all know that once rust starts, it continues unless treated somehow.
So I took a can of clear MATTE (you don’t want ‘glossy’ rust!) spray paint and gave the outside a couple of coats, and the rusty inside a good 3 coats. The clear spray ‘darkens’ the color of the rust a tad, but it still looks very ‘naturally rusted’.
Next, I had Michael cut a round piece of wood for me that fit the top of the bucket; and I painted it grey.
Then I rifled through my fabric stash to find fabric that would match, Settled upon this blue, white and grey homespun to cover the foam round that I had.
This round seat cushion pillow form that I had bought was a ‘no sew’ style. It has a deep slit on one side and you just ‘wrap and tuck’ your fabric into the slot! How cool is that?!?
Put them all together and you have a rolling fool stool!
With lots of STORAGE space inside!
I was originally making this to sell in my booth st Stars, but then I thought about those ’round tool trays’ that they make to fit the 5 gallon plastic work buckets . . . .
Like this! And I decided that it would be the perfect rolling tool storage seat for my new garage workshop!
How cool is that???