If you like upcycled projects you will love the repurposed cabinet door flower display I put together using an old metal bucket and artificial flower stems. The supplies for this project were things I found in my workshop. I have all kinds of salvaged and thrift store finds gathered over the years and I sort through my stash when I come up with a new project idea.
The rusty metal bucket is one of two I purchased at the junk shop. It has a few holes in the rusty bottom but that isn't a problem when using artificial flowers. This project is on the Thrift Store Decor tour today so you know what that means. The other thrifty makeovers are linked at the bottom of this post.
The project started with this door panel. It's been laying around the shop forever. Time to do something with it.
The rusty bucket is the cutest thing. At least to me. Ya'll know how I love rusty metal stuff. I went through my box full of flower stems and pieces and thought the blue and yellow colors looked really pretty together.
Before I started putting the display together I nailed a sawtooth hanger to the back of the panel. TIP: My husband showed me this little trick.....when nailing tiny short nails to anything hold them with needle nose pliers and then hammer them in. I could never hold them with my fingers because they are so short. This works great!
I didn't really like the original yellow tone finish of the door so I sanded it off. I left the door just like this. No wax or anything. I like the flat neutral finish.
The bucket was a little too rough so I applied a coat of Howard's wax with a lint free cloth then buffed the wax once it dried. The wax protects the rusty finish and gives the bucket a soft sheen.
Next I placed a piece of floral Styrofoam in the bottom of the bucket. I didn't glue it in.
To attach the bucket to the door I drilled a hole in the part of the bucket where the plant name would be and screwed the bucket to the door.
Then I just arranged the flowers in what I thought was a pleasing look. I love the blue and yellow color combo. I have the cabinet door flowers hanging on the wall next to our kitchen/dining room counter and my stash of chocolate (M&M's) is sitting on a tiered tray beside the flower display. Same colors!
As you guys can see the project is easy to put together. I can always change out the flowers with the seasons too.
Here I have the door sitting on the mantel in the family room.
So what do you think of my little flower display? If you have time take a minute to leave a note for me. Would you have painted the cabinet door maybe? How do you like the blue and yellow color combination?
Take the Thrift Store Decor tour by clicking the text links below the "before" makeovers photo collage......
Wooden Bench Seat Makeover - My Repurposed Life
Summer Purse Upcycled Wreath - House of Hawthornes
DIY Faux Concrete Bunny Rabbit - Our Southern Home
Repurposed Cabinet Door Flower Display - Petticoat Junktion ( you are here )
Weaving in a Circle on a Pizza Pan - Sadie Seasongoods
Mid Century Modern Table Night Stand Makeover - Organized Clutter
Vertical Herb Garden - Shop At Blu
DIY Oval Mirror Frame - Domestically Speaking
As always, thanks for being here, Kathy
Great project. Can't beat rusty/galvanized/woodgrain/flowers as a combo! I love upcycling things like this--you have made something beautiful out of what someone else would consider junk!
Count me in the "love the colors" club! so darn cute, and you know I love a great cabinet door makeover!
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I love the blue and yellow combo too! Super cute!
Your cabinet door o' flowers is so cute! It looks great up against the brick wall.
GREAT JOB. THIS IS SO PRETTY.
Sue at Blu
Too cute Kathy! You always use the most vibrant colors. The combination with the rusty look is fabulous!
Love the rusty container on the wooden door! Pinned!
Christy @ Our Southern Home
This is so cute! That bucket is just darling with those spring flowers. The added punch that the door gives it makes it such a unique piece.