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Some of my wife's fondest memories came from her Grandmother's back yard; filling her apron with figs. She was thrilled to find our new home came complete with a fig tree. I made this bucket for her and her purple thumb. It has an upholstered lid which doubles as a kneeler. As this bucket is also used to gather figs and other grown treats, the custom paint job keeps it separate from "Daddy's work buckets". This bucket also has a few other features which come in handy for her gardening adventures. 

Step 1: Find a 5 gallon bucket

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Get a five-gallon bucket.  Use a tape measure to find the inside diameter.  My bucket inside diameter measured 10 5/8 inches.
 
I see you used acrylic paint. Did it adhere to the surface okay? Did you spray an enamel or anything over the paint to keep it from chipping?
vincent75202 years ago
Wish I had a wife as good to her husband as this man is good to his wife !…

(a special message to the wife ; don't let this one go !!!…;)


Very nice !…

Thumbs up.
Bremauntz (author)  vincent75202 years ago
Thanks for the kind words. My wife and are lucky to have one another!
Glad to hear that !…

Cheers and have a good week end !
rod howard2 years ago
love the bucket!!
Bremauntz (author)  rod howard2 years ago
Thanks Rod. I understand your garden could use one. We'll see what we can do!
sunshiine2 years ago
Very clever! I need a few in my yard! Thanks for sharing!~
sunshiine
Bremauntz (author)  sunshiine2 years ago
Thanks sunshiine!
samalert2 years ago
Everything turned up well the cutting, the idea really loved it except the painting. But again thats COMPLIMENTARY :)
Bremauntz (author)  samalert2 years ago
Thanks samalert. I thought the purple color was complementary of the fig leaf! But of course, paint is optional.
Kiteman2 years ago
When plywood and math collide

That has got to be the best step-title I have seen for months!

That's a grand project, well done.
Bremauntz (author)  Kiteman2 years ago
Thanks Kiteman. Dividing fractions an be tough. I appreciate the kind words.
That's awesome! If I had that, I might actually do yard work :) (strong might)
Bremauntz (author)  Penolopy Bulnick2 years ago
Thanks Penolopy. I'm not a gardener either, just my wife!