Easy DIY Galvanized Farmhouse Style Bucket Planter

Galvanized Farmhouse Style Bucket Planter

Life in farm country has its ups and downs depending on the weather.

The situation around my farmhouse has been looking grim for the last several weeks because of the severe lack of rain.  

Our grass had turned very brown and many patches of it had died.

The situation is far more severe for farmers who need that rain for their crops.

I was singing “hallelujah” because yesterday we finally got bucketloads of rain.  I’m sure we still need a lot more to catch up, but this was a good start.

Impatiens grown in Galvanized Farmhouse Style Bucket Planter | knickoftime.net

When I was a child, probably around 10 or 12 years old, late one evening I was looking out the dormer window from my upstairs bedroom and I saw a bright orange glow coming from the direction of our neighbor’s farmhouse.  I freaked out and ran downstairs to tell my parents.  They said our neighbor’s barn was on fire.  I don’t think we ever found out the cause of the fire, but the barn was old and was a total loss.  Fortunately, none of their cows were lost because they were able to get them out in time and they were able to build a brand new barn within a couple months.

Most all of my memories growing up in farm country are wonderful.  

Summers were spent playing outdoors at my house or my neighbor’s house.

Such fun we had playing Crack the Whip and Red Rover, and catching fireflies.

When it was time to come home for supper, my mom rang a big cast iron bell that was mounted on a pole. We could hear it all the way up the street and knew we had to get home very quickly so supper wouldn’t get cold.

So here’s a new project to celebrate Farmhouse life!

I used the Farmhouse Chalk Couture transfer, which includes 15 different designs so you get a lot of bang for your buck!

Farmhouse is one of Knick of Time’s Chalk Couture transfers.

Farmhouse Chalk Couture Transfer

So … let’s make this fun Galvanized Farmhouse Style Bucket Planter!

Supplies Needed:

Galvanized bucket (The one I used is no longer available, but there are lots of other great options using my link.)

Farmhouse Transfer

Chalkology paste (In your choice of color – I used white.)

Small Squeegee

Premium Clear Sealer Spray

Non-Stick Mat 

How to make a Galvanized Farmhouse Style Bucket Planter:

How to make a Galvanized Farmhouse Style Bucket Planter | knickoftime.net

Getting Started with Chalk Couture

Chalk Couture is one of the easiest products to use to make amazing custom home decor and gifts.

Here are a few tips that will help you get started:

  • Trim the transfer if needed along the cut lines.
  • Remove the transfer backing by peeling it off from side to side so you don’t distort the transfer.
  • Mark the back of the backing paper on the non-glossy side so you know which side not to place the transfer back on when you’re finished.
  • Place the transfer sticky side down on an old towel and press the transfer down.  This is to remove a little bit of the stickiness so it doesn’t permanently adhere to your surface.
  • Remove the transfer from the towel and smooth it onto your surface, making sure to get any air bubbles out.

 TIP – Leave a tiny corner of the transfer not pressed down so it’s easier to remove it when you are finished.

  • Stir the Chalkology paste with a craft stick.  It should be a consistency similar to Greek yogurt. If it seems too dry, mist it with water in a sprayer.
  • Dab the Chalkology Paste on your transfer and use a squeegee to spread it across the design.
  • Work quickly so the paste doesn’t dry out.  
  • If you’re working with a large transfer, keep some damp paper towels on hand to lay on top of the paste to keep it from drying out while you work on another section.
  • Scrape excess paste off the squeegee back into the jar.
  • Gently lift up the transfer and allow the design to dry.  You can also use a blow dryer or heat tool to speed up the process.
  • If you want your surface to be permanent, spray it with a sealer or Easy Peasy Wax Spray.  
  • To clean your transfers,  rinse in water immediately then place on non-stick mat. 
  • Use a Clorox wipe to remove the paste.  Flip it over and repeat on the other side.  Place the transfer sticky side up to let it air dry.
  • If you got any paste outside the transfer area, you can clean it up immediately with a wet cotton swab.
  • Use spray sealer to make your design permanent.

That’s it.  Done!!

**More How to Transfer tips are HERE.

Now I want … two :), which is easy to do with transfers, thank goodness!

Find more transfer projects HERE.


Vaya con Dios,

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  1. Lillian Cagle says:

    I love this bucket! So pretty with the flowers!

  2. I love what you did with the galvanized bucket and the flowers are beautiful in it!
    I have a question about the Chalk Couture. Are they like stencils and can be used over and over?
    Thank you

    • Yes, they can Joan. See my first post about them that gives step-by-stepinfo. here-https://knickoftime.net/2018/06/getting-started-with-chalk-couture-a-video.html

  3. ColleenB. says:

    A person just gotta love them galvanized buckets. I certainly like what you done with yours along with them beautiful flowers you have to go with. That would make for a cute ‘Welcome’ bucket
    Oh, the Wonderful inspiration you give to us; Thank You

  4. That is one cute little planter, Angie. I don’t understand, though, how this chalk transfer method is different than working with regular stencils. Other than the product used to “paint” the design, why is this easier or better? I have read the instructions for using the chalk transfer method, but I’m still not sure I understand why I would choose to use it over a conventional stencil method. Can you enlighten me?

    • It really isn’t different Naomi. You just get less likelihood of bleed under the using the adhesive backed transfers and they are reusable like stencils.

  5. Too sweet and I love the flowers too!

  6. Hi, love your post. I would like to invite you to come share this on the CLASSY FLAMINGOS BLOG PARTY held each Tuesday evening thru Friday. You’ll get large picture exposure and shout outs on all of my social media sites. And if you get PINKED you get even more exposure! I hope you’ll come by. poinsettiadr.com

  7. Your farmhouse planter is beautiful! I will be featuring it this Sunday at Merry Monday! Hope to see you at the party!

  8. Love this look, Angie! And the flowers look beautiful in it! Visiting from Sweet Inspiration!

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