On one of my recent trips to the thrift stores, there were several galvanized planter pails from a floral shop that had apparently gone out of business. One was a great size for an umbrella pail. I snatched it up and headed home with plans to give it a face lift with some chalkboard spray paint I had left over from another project.
This was it in it's original state.
To give it some personality and usefulness, I masked off a wide band around the top with painters tape.
Then I took some plastic and covered the areas outside the band to prevent paint from getting on it.
|Umbrella option...not that we've needed it much lately!|