We have a really fun project for you guys!!
The couch was not put back into the living room for our makeover so that leaves us with very little seating areas.
What we decided to do to fix this problem is to make our own seating using a galvanized tub.
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First, you’ll need to make sure your galvanized tub is clean if you have an old one.
If you don’t have an old tub, that’s okay. A new one will look good too.
I cleaned mine by scrubbing it really good with soap and water. We started to grind off the lime deposits but we decided that we wanted it to look old and rustic so we left it alone. Carson used the grinder only on the part where we added the stencil.
Then, the board will need to be cut to fit the top of the galvanized tub for the seat/lid.
Carson cut the board using a jig saw after he traced around the top of the tub.
We tried to come up with a way to make the lid fit snug but it also needed to be removed for toys or whatever our grandson decides to put inside!
So Carson decided to brad nail 4 strips of wood to the top allowing about 1/8th of an inch so the batting and fabric can be stapled to the wood and the seat can be removed easily.
Once the strips were nailed to the wood, we cut foam to make a cushion and placed it on top. I would suggest spraying adhesive spray on the board first so the foam would be held in place.
I would suggest spraying adhesive spray on the board first so the foam would be held in place.
Then we stretched some batting over the foam and stapled it to the bottom of the wood.
I wanted some vintage looking fabric to match the feel of the living room. I also needed to incorporate some blue green in it too so it will have the same accent color.
Isn’t it gorgeous?! 😍
We stretched the fabric over the batting and stapled it to the bottom of the wood as well.
The extra material and batting were trimmed and we made a beautiful seat!
The galvanized wash tub needed something extra so I used a stencil to paint on it. This was made with my Silhouette Cameo.
The stencil that I painted said The Farmers Market but most of the items in my living came from a flea market so I changed it to say “The Flea Market”.
A can of white flex seal was used for the inside of the tub and the bottom so it wouldn’t rust or hurt the toys or my floor.
Shellac was sprayed to coat the entire tub to protect it and to give it a shine.
I just love our little galvanized tub with storage!!
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