Wednesday, June 20, 2012

Beaded Sap Bucket

I'm not a hot weather person.  Warm, yes.  Hot, no.  It zaps my concentration.  It's hot in my neck of the woods today.  The more I tried to work outside, the less I got done.  So, a nice simple project in the studio was a better option.



How about a beaded sap bucket?



All I did was decide where I wanted the beads to drape,



and hot glued them on.  It takes practice to keep the drape of the beads.   Basically, I drug the hot glue gun along the underside of the beads, while pushing them up slightly.  Then I pressed the beads into the glue, quickly. Does that make sense?  I really need to do a video.  Anyway, I painted over the whole thing with a white paint/gesso mix.



It's simple, but a nice touch.







47 comments:

Amy Kinser said...

Girl, you do simple just beautifully!

tkoblondee said...

I saw a mirror the other day with bead like trim on it and I thought that I had seen something similar on your site... And here you are! Gosh I love you! Heading to the $$ store for beads!!

Marzia_Sofia said...

simply Beautyful...

Susan said...

Rosemary, you are a genius! I absolutely LOVE this idea (and may have to copy it some day). My daughter has plenty of plastic bead necklaces lying around.
The final look of the bucket is gorgeous. Oh, and I am drooling over that chair you painted & the awesome lace runner. I'm saving these pics to my inspiration file...thank you!

Shabby chic Sandy said...

What a great idea! It looks fantastic.

miss flibbertigibbet said...

Great idea! How nice for a wedding too! Stay cool.....
Blessings, Lorraine

Herballistic Garden said...

Excellent idea! I have a few of those! Yay! xo wendy

Faux Pas Farm Gal said...

This is adorable!!

Kris said...

Nice touch! ~

Personalized Sketches and Sentiments said...

I love your style and ideas! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations!

Blessings & Aloha!

Olive Cooper said...

I can think of multiple uses for a beaded bucket. It looks terrific. Love the chair too from the last post.

Susan said...

Rosemary, you sap bucket is gorgeous!

Kim @ La Belle Époque said...

You did it again. Taking the ordinary and making it extraordinary!

Petite Michelle Louise said...

GIRL..you amaze me! what an i ingenious idea! LOVE it! ;)

Kathy @ Creative Home Expressions said...

Yes, days like this are best spent inside creating, Rosemary! It has been very hot and humid here, too. Any rain we've gotten hasn't cooled things off and it's supposed to be like this for the rest of the week {at least}. The bucket looks so pretty with the beads. Very romantic!

Katie Sue said...

So simple and so lovely.
Katie-Let's Add Sprinkles

Lucy said...

This is a great project for any kind of weather you're trying to escape. What a perfect little piece to tuck in somewhere. It didn't get out of the 60s here in my neck of the woods today. That's perfect for me, but I was still sweating while out digging in the garden. I couldn't live where it was hot and/or humid all the time. Rain humidity is good, as long as it's a cool rain. Heat makes me cranky, so I have hot-day projects, too. On the other hand, I have friends who are "enjoying" the 110+ degree heat in AZ. Ugh...couldn't do it myself.

Gail said...

Thanks beautiful Rosemary!

Sharing Shadymont said...

Thanks for your visit and comment! I love your bucket, and the beads just make it!!! Have a great day.

Ricki Jill Treleaven said...

I love sap buckets, but beaded ones are even better! Too cute, Rosemary!!!

Lori @ Katies Rose Cottage Designs said...

Rosemary I love that! It came out so pretty!

Kate said...

Rosemary
You so simple with perfection!

Have a great week

xoxo
Kate

Victoria said...

That's beautiful Rosemary! Gorgeous simplicity:) I'm with you on the hot thing, it doesn't phase my husband one bit...he'll just go about his business with sweat dripping off him but I have to run for the air conditioning!

Cynthia said...

Ok now I feel like a stalker I just saw this too and it is fabulous.

I hope you ive clochesandlavender.com a try.

Cynthia

Jacqueline~Cabin and Cottage said...

Your expanation makes sense, but I think the project needs YOU! Beautiful!

andrea@townandprairie said...

And your chairback perfectly frames your bucket! I can take the heat, but this wind is getting all kinds of nasties stuck in my paint and wax...yuck!

Robyn @ Robyn♥s Nest said...

Hi! I found you at Sherry's open house link party. I love what you did with the bucket. I might have to borrow your idea for a similar bucket I've had sitting in my garage for several months now waiting for an idea to come to me. Thanks for the inspiration. Robyn P.S. If I do use your idea and post my project on my blog, I'll be sure to give you credit. Thanks!

Sherry @ No Minimalist Here said...

Rosemary, The pail is beautiful! I am in love with the pretty chair too. Thanks for joining the Open House party.

Roisin said...

Simple, yet elegant. Wish I could "pin" some of your ideas so I could follow up on them later . . . .
Cashel1916@!yahoo.com

Daphne Nicole & Lynda Cade said...

OMG, this heat is awlful here in Texas too. I'm trying to stay inside as much as possible. I'm loving your pal it's so pretty, and I'm also loving that beautiful chair. Stay cool!!!
Hugs~~~ Daphne

All Things Chic 2 said...

You must be the most creative person I kinda know...
Great work...
Blessings Lori ~

Kelly said...

that looks very pretty! It reminds me of the project my sister did on her round table in her sitting room. It was missing some trim and she added beads like that and then painted it. I love the texture it adds!

Ivy and Elephants said...

Only you could make a sap bucket glamorous! Great job, and great photos, too!
Hugs,
Patti

Debra @ Common Ground said...

so elegant, Rosemary, and wow, do i love that gorgeous chair!!

Shanon at Vintage Sparkle Chic said...

Another awesome idea, Rosemary!

~Shanon

Ms Bingles Vintage Christmas said...

This looks just beautiful!
I know what you mean about the "drape of the beads" I have glued them on some of my Christmas boxes...it does take time.
Thanks for sharing!
Leticia

Amy @MaisonDecor said...

I love how your brain works, always creating. This is another great one Rosemary!

cestMoi Sandy said...

Wow! what an idea!
Love it.

Oh, and I came back to find the name of the "Blending Marker whatever pen".
Now I just hope to find it back.

By the way I really love the chair that you have on that picture - want it.

Hugs,

Sandy

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Rosemary, you always coem up with truly inspiring projects. Such a simple idea but with amazing results - well done!. I hope we might see it over on Shabbilicious Friday this week :)

A Cottage Muse said...

Simply sweet Rosemary...loving the chair too!

Rasonda @ Lake Cottage Dreams said...

When I first saw this picture I was like Um... WANT that bucket, then I saw I could totally make it myself. What a cool idea!

Linda Leyble said...

So simple...yet so lovely!! Another "Now - why didn't I think of that!" kind of things.

Sometimes the simplest things are the best! I have many buckets like that...so watch out!!

Linda

PS - I am a new follower...hopefully you will visit my blog (lots of projects and ideas) and do the same!

http://www.studioofdecorativearts.blogspot.com

Wild Oak Designs said...

Wonderful fun....
Nancy

Courtney ~ French Country Cottage said...

It's darling~love it Rosemary! Thanks for linking up at Feathered Nest Friday!

Francine said...

How lovely :) It adds just the right amount of femininity. Thanks for sharing, Francine

Kerryanne @ Shabby Art Boutique said...

Thanks for linking up at Shabbilicious Friday Rosemary. You are featured today ♥

Vintage Street Designs said...

Another great idea from you! Looks amazing! ~ Judy