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Create a wall hanging using a piece of wood and copper buckets.

Y’all, my mind has been in overdrive lately with home projects.  Like I said, my mind!   I’ve got this great list of DIY projects, home projects, and ideas, yet I’ve hesitated to start any of them.  A mixture of my thoughts {thinking something better will come along}, work, and lots of napping {hello pregnancy} placed a hold on projects. . . until now!

A few weekends ago we added some landscaping to our front yard that got the home decorating juices flowing again.  Today, I finally completed a project that had me reaching my inner Joanna Gaines. Several weeks ago I posted this image on my IG as a little sneak peak for a project to come.

Materials to create a wood and copper wall hanging

I found these drool-worthy copper buckets in the One Spot at Target.  These buckets are super unique due to the back of the bucket being flat.  I originally bought them because I thought they would look great on my fireplace mantle or foyer table, propped against the wall with fresh flowers. Then the DIY inspiration hit me!  I could easily turn these into wall decor!  I ran {literally} to the garage and found the prefect piece of wood in my husband’s scrap wood pile.

I immediately sanded the board, added a light gray stain all over the board, and roughly painted a layer of white chalk paint.  This was followed by sanding the chalk paint for a ‘worn’ look once it was dry.  I also took the time to use copper spray paint to spray paint the screws being used for the buckets to help them blend in.

DIY Copper Bucket Wall Decor

I still have no idea how I managed to hang the buckets all in a straight line on the board but I’ll take it! It was then just a matter of hanging the buckets on the screws to complete the wall hanging.  Including the drying time, this project took about 2 hours from start to finish {1 hour for the stain to dry and 30 minutes for the chalk paint to dry}.

DIY Wall Decor with Copper Buckets and Paint

I absolutely love the outcome.  I recruited Ryan to help me hang it.  I was already pushing it with placing the buckets on the piece of wood in a straight line.  I didn’t want to jinx it!   To add an extra special touch and to make it feel as if I had been featured on Fixer Upper, I added magnolias to each bucket. . the kind I can’t kill.  Let’s be honest!

Magnolias to add to home decor

I spent a total of $12 on this project, partially due to already having some of the materials at home, and I couldn’t be happier!  This project help decorate an odd space on my living room wall while also creating a one of a kind wall hanging.  I’d call it a successful morning!  Now, to keep checking off my goal and idea list. Chat soon!

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  1. Donna says:

    I’ve been trying to find copper buckets like yours for a long time now. Have any hints as to where I could get buckets like the ones on your site? Flat on the back.

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