It was really cluttering up the room and making it look very unfinished. I’m going to share how I easily organized the dog food with a bucket, and in plain sight no less!
I had seen this idea by Inspiration Made Simple on the internet and wanted to copy it. I went to Home Depot looking for that bucket but no luck! What they had available was either too big or too small.
Yes, I could have gone to another store to look for that perfect bucket but I was in a hurry! I was a woman with a mission. I had to get the house in order fast, because we were expecting company the next day! Do you ever get motivated to do serious tidying up when you are expecting company? And then realize it is all too much?
Instead I found this alternative. It was a plastic bucket that closed really well in a 10 gallon size.
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What I Used:
The How To:
Mortified, I reached out to my favorite paint group on Facebook and was told that plastic is really hard to paint over. Why didn’t I know this? I’m supposed to be a seasoned DIYer by now, right? I may have needed to sand the offending plastic first to get a better grip for the paint or even used a bonding medium such as this one if you have already added the paint. But the best suggestion was to start off with the right paint. They recommendedMulti surface satin acrylic paint which is good for hard plastics.
Now I didn’t have the time to do any of this so I just waited an hour between coats and that really helped. No more peeling. I guess my favorite trusty paint just needed time to cure.
I painted the bottom white and the lid black. Two coats with touch ups did the trick.
And then I wanted to add a little something else so I used this stencil that Stencil Revolution was kind enough to supply me with.
That pounce sponge is really the best for stenciling.
And my bucket was finished. So much better than having the dog food out in the open like before.
Stencil Revolution has lots of different designs even for cat lovers!
A bit of burlap on the top finishes it off. It actually took me five minutes to do this. The bottom hemming was already there, I just folded the fabric lengthwise and stapled it onto the cart. I then glued the burlap on the top of the staples. I’ve also done this in the past but fancier, here.
If you are a dog lover like me and you’d like to see more Dog Hacks, Andrea of The Cottage Market has got a ton of them!
In hindsight, I should have waited to find a metal bucket but like I said before, I was really pressed for time. This is how I easily organized the pet food with a bucket. And I think it looks pretty awesome too!
Where do you keep your pet food?