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Steel tubs are super sturdy and can be used for tons of things. The basic steel look can be a bit harsh, though, so it's a great idea to give it a quick paint job.

This tub was painted for laundry, but you can make a custom paint job for any reason such as kids' toys, beverages, bathroom towels, or anything else.

This project is a courtesy of Lowe's Idea Exchange, be sure to visit Lowe's Idea Exchange on Facebook for more awesome projects.

Step 1: What you need

This project is very straightforward, you're gonna paint a tub. Here's what I used:
 - 15 gallon steel utility tub
 - Blue Valspar spray paint
 - Dove white Valspar paint
 - Craft brushes
 - masking tape
 - tarp
 - circular items (cups, plates)
 - pencil
 - Sharpie
 - polyurethane
Oh, very cute! :D
Thanks. This is definitely a fun craft project and one where I wanted to make more. Then there's the classic problem of where to put all the things you make and these are big!

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