So last week I mentioned that I was making a foray into starting a side gig of building/selling my own stuff. I built two coffee tables, and they sold within 24 hours. So I’m off to a good start! I’m following it up with two upholstered bucket ottomans like the one I made for Charlie’s room last spring. I found these two brightly colored powder-coated galvanized buckets at Target, and eagerly snatched them up!
The buckets even have a built-in bottle opener. How handy is that?! I toyed around with the idea of laminating the fabric to waterproof it so they could be stored outdoors, but decided against it. I want to keep my costs low initially so I don’t have to charge out the wazoo for my stuff. So it’s just pretty coordinating cotton from Hobby Lobby.
My one splurge was buying a Sewology button covering kit for $2.99 so I could make matching buttons on the blue one. Now that I have the kit, I can buy refill buttons and make custom covers from now on if I like!
For this one I raided G-Ma’s stash of vintage buttons to find 8 red beauties. The tops are built the exact same way as the tutorial. I used 3/4″ plywood, and used my table saw to create a lip along the edge so the lid doesn’t slide around. It fits in quite snug now.
They both measure 16 inches wide by 13 inches tall. I love these little seats. They turned out really cute! I think the colored buckets are a nice change too. I’m asking $65 each, and can do a shipping estimate if you’re interested. Comment below or email me at firstname.lastname@example.org! Or, you can go the DIY route and make your own using my tutorial here!