DIY: Handmade Bucket Shelves

March 7, 2017
Posted in Decor

Have you ever thought about repurposing your common tin buckets this way? Then find out how to transform these items into an aesthetical and functional piece of wall décor from our post!


Such handmade shelves would give you additional storage spots for scarves, gloves, hats and other accessories. Of course, the style of this item wouldn’t fit into any interior. But if you’re a lucky owner of a Provence-inspired apartment, a shabby chic space or a rustic-style country house – it’s just what you need. Or maybe you’re just open for experiments and don’t mind eclectics…

What you need is:

  • zinc-coated buckets of different sizes (in this project we have 5 pieces)
  • acrylic spray paint of versatile colors
  • 20 screws (in this project these are four 60-mm screws for each ) and matching dowels
  • a drill with a masonry and metal drill bits
  • painting edging tape
  • a triangular ruler
  • a pencil


With the help of a ruler and a painting edging tape mark 4 drilling points on the bucket. Try to arrange them symmetrically, but don’t bother about inaccuracies – they are quite acceptable.


Drill the holes using a metal drill bit.


Paint the bucket with a dispenser (or a more professional appliance).


When the paint dries out, lean the bucket against the wall and make pencil marks on the walls respective to the holes made in the bucket bottom. Put the bucket aside and drill the holes in the wall. Then insert the dowels into them.


Now you only have to attach the bucket to the wall with the help of screws.


Repeat the same steps with the rest of the buckets to create your own wall composition. And enjoy it!


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