Vintage Galvanized Bowl-Re-used & Re-purposed

On one of my recent Saturday morning antiquing trips, I picked up a large galvanized metal bowl that I had seen two months earlier. I had been thinking about that bowl and the many uses, and I finally decided it was a wise choice to bring it home. Initially upon laying my eyes on it, I saw it as a really unique ice-bucket/cooler for a get-together.  But oh, the possibilities were endless. Here are a few!

Keep in mind many of these ideas could be executed using any number of large vessels-an old or new crate, a large wooden bowl, an olive basket, a vintage wire gym basket, and the list goes on…….

THE FIND

This would be lovely sitting by a reading chair, filled with your current favorite books or magazines.

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How pretty would this be sitting on a deck or patio, or even atop a mantle, it would be a lovely addition to your beach home or summer living room.

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I am simply in love with using this large bowl in a bathroom filled with all of your hair supplies. Please tell me I’m not the only woman out there with this many hair products?

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How sweet to set this on a fireplace hearth filled with gifts for friends that stop by.

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I am definitely planning on using this exact design next Christmas on an entry table in my living room!

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Filled with fruit and sitting on your kitchen counter or hutch would be simply sweet.

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And of course my original idea, an ice bucket/cooler to serve up drinks at a get-together.

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Well, all that to say this was a find. There are so many endless ideas. So pick a few carefully chosen large items that you can use and then re-purpose!  Leave any ideas you have for my bowl or your own container below.

Thanks for reading, see ya next time.

 

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