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After spending over an hour trying to find this, I decided to come here to ask for help!

A long time ago someone posted a picture of a 5 gallon bucket covered with fabric for seats in their classroom that I would like to see again. I have used crates with cushions on them, but I need more seating and those get dirty and are hard to clean in the cracks! I like the idea of not being able to see my junk stored inside the buckets!

I would love to see pictures of bucket seats used by PTeachers and hear your ideas!


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I don't know- but I'd love to see these too!!
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I just posted this same response to someone the other day. I am wondering if the buckets have a lip/ridge on the top like the crates do. If so, then the lids could just be done the same way as the crates.
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Google Images and found this for you:

http://www.iheartnaptime.net/2010/08...buttckets.html
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Adorable!!

Now I just have to find one of those buckets... How much do you think it'd cost me to get it still WITH the frosting in it?!


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Old 07-14-2011, 07:34 AM
 
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The Dairy Queens in our area will sell you the empty buckets. Maybe you have an icecream place around you. Just ask....
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:19 AM
 
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Wildcatkid, that is a cute bucket seat!

I want to make 6 of these so I am thinking that I want to keep it as simple and cheap as possible! If I cover the bucket with fabric and Modpodge, that would cost more $$$. I am thinking about just doing foam on the top and covering that with fabric on the cushion and gathered around the cushion. The fabric would hang down the sides of the bucket to hide it. I don't want to use wood on the seat because that adds expense and work! Spray painting the bucket and then covering the top would look cute too. I will have to see what is cheaper-fabric or spray paint.

There was a picture a long time ago of buckets covered with gathered fabric that I saw on a blog or here on PT that I can't get out of my mind because it was so cute...
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Found this thread
Old 07-14-2011, 08:27 AM
 
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and there is a picture...
http://www.proteacher.net/discussion...d.php?t=345010

Home Depot also sells buckets
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:30 AM
 
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Suezie, I like that one too. I don't remember seeing that before. There are lots of possibilities for decorating the sides of those buckets. Thanks for the pic!
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:34 AM
 
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and they said they don't save them for people anymore because they wouldn't come to get them. You have to just go in and ask if they have any empty buckets.
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Old 07-14-2011, 08:40 AM
 
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Checked online:

Lowes' bucket and lid=$4.06
Home Depot bucket and lid=$3.52
Firehouse Subs bucket and lid=$2.00 but you get a pickle smell!
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Got 6 buckets for free
Old 07-14-2011, 12:25 PM
 
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from the Wal-Mart bakery!!! The lady was nice but even nicer when I told her what I wanted the buckets for. They are plain white with some marker writing and a label. I went to the fabric department, but there was nothing there that I wanted. I am going to experiment with them. I think those cushions that go on plain round wooden stools will fit on the top. I wish there was another store that had fabric that was closer to me.
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Old 07-15-2011, 07:10 AM
 
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Here is something like what I am talking about. (Even though I am the only one posting on this thread now!)

http://www.thevirtualvine.com/teachertips.html
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