Cheery Porch Décor: Vintage Bucket and Salvaged Faucet Planter

Cheery Porch Décor: Vintage Bucket and Salvaged Faucet Planter

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I first noticed bucket and faucet planters (like this one) at a high-end garden shop while on a shopping trip years ago. I thought they were charming…and decided on the spot that I would try and build one myself using vintage and salvaged materials because, well, I’m me! 

Many junkin’ road trips later, I had procured the pieces that I needed: an old USDA bucket…

Vintage galvanized bucket to be repurposed as DIY flower planter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Love that mottled galvanization!

An antique, salvaged “cold water” spigot / faucet…

Vintage salvaged spigot faucet to be repurposed as DIY flower planter by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Oh, he’s perfect!

And a couple of new elements from the hardware store: pipe and a pipe nipple to fit my salvaged spigot onto the pipe.

Vintage galvanized metal bucket and antique salvaged spigot/faucet to be repurposed as DIY flower planter for my front porch by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ready to get planter-ized?

I had everything I needed to construct the planter…just needed to hit the nursery and pick up my flowers of choice and some potting soil!

I decided to go with Portulaca…or moss roses…because I’ve always, always loved them. And I figured they would spread out nicely in the bucket. Now all I had to do was be patient and wait for the moss roses to fill in and spread out…

Vintage galvanized metal bucket and antique salvaged spigot/faucet to be repurposed as DIY flower planter for my front porch by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Grow, babies, grow!

And they did!!

Vintage galvanized metal bucket and antique salvaged spigot/faucet to be repurposed as DIY flower planter for my front porch by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Ha! You can’t even see the spigot/faucet anymore…

I’ve been using my faucet planter for years- once the portulaca have time to get comfy and settle in, they do wonderfully well in their planter. And before you ask, no, I didn’t drill drainage holes in the bucket…I couldn’t bring myself to do it and year after year, the portulaca flourish!

Vintage galvanized metal bucket and antique salvaged spigot/faucet to be repurposed as DIY flower planter for my front porch by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Spilling over with pretty portulaca goodness.

 

So what do you think? I know I’m biased, but I think this one is WAY cuter than the pre-fab ones…and it really has that farmhouse look that everyone wants nowadays. And come autumn, it’s easy to dismantle and all the parts store within the bucket- perfect!

Craft on!

S

Interested in more recycled crafts like this one? Check out AllFreeHolidayCrafts.com– you’ll find this project and other great repurposed ideas!


PIN ME!Vintage galvanized metal bucket and antique salvaged spigot/faucet to be repurposed as DIY flower planter for my front porch by Sadie Seasongoods / www.sadieseasongoods.com

Comments

  1. sheila miller says:

    I say fabulous and I’ve got to have one now, myself!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      It turns out quite cute! I wonder if Joe at Old House Salvage has any of the faucets hanging around…

  2. Fabulous! I have to make one of these! -Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com
    History & Home link party, Tue-Fri, weekly

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Hi, Dawn! It really is incredibly easy to make once you find the perfect materials!! Thank you so much for the comment and for stopping by- I just ‘liked’ your FB page so I can follow along. 🙂

  3. This is so cute! I need to show my husband and have him make one for me – I know he has various pipe pieces, etc from fixing our sprinklers in the yard. I love those kind of plants, too. They do really well in the Texas heat.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Hi, Kimberlee! It’s super easy to make- the hardest part is finding the cutest, vintage faucet that you can find!! When you make one, let me know how it turns out! And yes, the portulaca/moss roses REALLY do well in a bucket…sometimes too well and they get a little crazy. 🙂

  4. That is the cutest planter. Thanks for the great idea!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks, Heidi!! I love it, too- and get excited each Spring when I can bring it back out. 🙂

  5. What a cute idea! I’ so not crafty at all but this I could probably pull off!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Yes, this one is REALLY easy once you have all the right parts. And I highly recommend the portulaca/moss roses as your plant…they do wonderfully well in a metal bucket!

  6. This is so pretty, I’m always looking for new ways to display containers on our porch and patio – I really love this – thank you for sharing! popping over from Fit Foodie Runs

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you for your impossibly sweet words! I love this little planter…and it’s really nothing to put together once you have the perfect little parts. I get more compliments on it than just about anything else. Let me know how yours turns out!!

  7. Adorable planter, perfect patio addition for the salvage, vintage collector!

  8. Thank you so much for stopping by The WeekendSocial Link Party over at KitchenDreaming. Hope to see you next time!

  9. Joy @ Yesterfood says:

    I love this SO much! I am so glad you shared this with us at Treasure Box Tuesday- I am sharing on Facebook this afternoon at 5:30 CST! 🙂

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you, Joy!! It’s definitely a favorite of mine, too. 🙂 And LOVE that you’re sharing it, of course!!!

  10. I love this beautiful container! Great way to spruce up the patio! Saw this over at The Weekend Social Link up party and had to take a closer look!

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thank you so much, Sandra! I get excited each Spring when I get to re-plant something in my old bucket!!

  11. adorable! would love to have you link up to this weeks garden party over here at Fishtail Cottage! xoxo, tracie

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      Thanks, Tracie! I’d love to add this link party to my calendar- what time do you open it up for submissions each week?

  12. Kim Croul says:

    This is so cute. I would love to try to make one of these. I just bought some portulacas yesterday. How perfect? Thank you for sharing the idea.

    • sarahwpb@yahoo.com says:

      So glad you like it, Kim!! It’s the easiest thing to make…ONCE you have the cute parts. 🙂

  13. Charlene Adair says:

    I love it. I think I will make one for my porch. Thank you for sharing.

  14. Hi Sadie- this collection is a feature over at http://notatrophywife.com on Thursday night for Friday Favorites!
    I love the faucet bucket! laura

  15. MaryEllen Devlin says:

    Thank you, Sadie! I can’t wait to try this, and make them as gifts for my sister and daughters. It also gives me something to hunt for at Brimfield. Yours is was at cuter than the commercial ones, since it’s authentic!

  16. Absolutely gorgeous! You make it look so easy. I love the rustic style too!

  17. Sarah your style always makes me smile!

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