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...