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Bucket of Light

Hey my friends!
Thanks so much for the sweet comments about my last post.
You all know how to make my day 🙂

I know you are going to think I’m crazy…
but I’ve changed things around,
Do you ever go to all the trouble to make something, move cabinets around,
rearrange items, maybe even paint a little,
get it all just so,
and then realize something’s just NOT RIGHT.
Is there anyone out there who can relate??
Well, do you remember this photo from my last post? :
(If you missed it, you can read the whole post HERE )
This corner did not feel right to me, 
something about the ladder was not what I was looking for.
So, I shopped my house, and pulled this together:
I hung an old wooden peg rack, then hung some goodies.
Here is what it looked like with some fresh white lantana and rosemary from the garden.
Then I decided to make a bucket light.
I’ve had all necessary items on hand to make one,
just haven’t had the time.

(please pay no attention to the popcorn ceiling in the previous photo)

I think I like it.
For now.

My mom handmade the apron for my daughter,
about nine years ago.

I’m thankful for that little apron,
and my mom,
and my life.

Do you like it better now?

I’m joining The Cottage Chick at Make It for Monday.
Faded Charm for White Wednesday.
Thanks for hosting, ladies!

Remember, there’s a giveaway coming soon,
just taking me a while to get it together 🙂
Becky C

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40 Responsesso far.

  1. Simply. Fabulous. 🙂 I have seen a bucket lamp recently, somewhere. Yours turned out perfect! Ok, it's now on my (bucket) list too.. 😀 -Tammy

  2. I love it… especially that bucket light… how cool is that?! But then… I liked it before too… some of us are just easy to please 🙂


  3. Air Kiss says:

    Hi Becky,
    I just found your blog via Secret Garden Cottage's sidebar! You have a darling style! I'll be back when I have more time to read more!

  4. LOVE this. That bucket light is fantastic! I love your style, girl. And your styling 🙂

  5. Love it Becky!! Glad you found the time to make the light, it is wonderful!

  6. trash talk says:

    That's something I'll have to add to my "bucket" list of to-do's. Cute and it looks perfect.

  7. Kim says:

    Why would anyone notice the ceiling with such a cute bucket light? Love the new pegs.

  8. KayC. says:

    I like your new look. The apron is cute and I love the containers (lack of a better word) that the rosemary and lantana are in. The bucket lamp is a great idea, I've never seen one before. It maybe going on my to do list.

  9. I have to agree with you, Becky… I like this look better, too! I love the hook rack and what you have displayed on it! That little galvanized or zinc thing-a-majig is terrific!! It looks sooo sweet filled with the rosemary and lantana!!
    Have a great week!
    Jo 🙂

  10. You sure do have a way of capturing the best pictures of all your lovelies. I could look at them over and over…

  11. no problem! Love the bucket light, too cute!

  12. Becky it seems however you do it.. it comes out amazing! And your pictures are fantastic!

  13. Lolo says:

    Hiya Becky !
    Love love you blog 🙂 So glad that you found me and my giveaway so we could become "friends" 🙂
    Love your whiteness (hehe) and your style!
    Good luck on the giveaway, and we will catch up soon 🙂

  14. Robin says:

    Oh my how I can relate!

    I think your change up is very good and that bucket lamp – sigh – so amazing!

  15. Lori says:

    We are covering our cottage cheese ceiling with 4 inch tongue and groove. Taking a while, but hope to have a post by Christmas. Great lamp idea, you can never have enough light. Great corner coming together.

  16. I love that bucket lamp, and I love what you have "redone" with the space! Thank you for sharing your great picts.

  17. Yes I'm lovin' it too. You do such a good job putting things together. I just love it.

  18. I love it. It's got more balance now, although before was lovely too. The little apron is just beautiful and after all that time. A very sentimental display. Well done

  19. Rebecca says:

    Your little peg rack looks adorable with all your goodies!

  20. I like your bucket light. I've been wanting to make one too. I also really like the rosemary in the container. Have a great day, T

  21. Brenda Kula says:

    Changing things about is a regular part of my day. Not even gonna try to change it!

  22. So cute! I may have to try making one for myself. thanks for the inspiration, Marcia

  23. Love that bucket light, so farmhouse frenchy! Nice changeup and yes I can relate to always switching things around!

  24. Amy Kinser says:

    Ok, how did I miss this post? I LOVE the bucket light. I have a bucket like that…tell me what to do next.

    I think you have done this little area up perfectly. So pretty…again.

    What a sweet apron and what a sweet memory it makes.

  25. Prior says:

    Love it! It was great before, too! Love your style. Lezlee

  26. gail says:

    Love it-it all works together for a sweet cozy corner.

  27. Oh, yes. I can so relate about moving things around and….ugh!…..it just DOES NOT work! So back to the drawing board you go…..lol! But you did a fantastic job in your little corner, girl! LUV it! I really think I need to add a little peg rack in kitchen to hang a few treasures like you did. You have inspired me, Becky! Thank you! 🙂 Happy WW to you!

    xoxo laurie

  28. Bohemian says:

    What a lovely and fresh look you have created, yes, I like it!

    Dawn… The Bohemian

  29. It's my first time here and your photos are so nice!


    I think the light is adorable and the little peg shelf is just as cute.

  30. Bechy Hello, nice to meet you and discover your wonderful blog! I'm glad you like my blog and I'll take my luck for the giveaway!

    I just added your banner to my link, now I'm at work and I have to run away, but I'm looking forward to having a bit of calm and return to admire your photos!

    See you soon, good day!

  31. I love your photo's! I think it looks marvelous! 🙂

  32. Very nice, girl! A bucket light?!? You just like whipped that up just because. Good grief. I need to get busy here. That is really cool!

    Your little area looks wonderful. 🙂


  33. Love the bucket light idea! I may just have to try this one myself. Thanks for sharing.
    Your vignette is beautiful! So homey and inviting.

  34. Emily says:

    Oh I just love it!
    You're such a sweet inspiration 🙂
    Love your blog!
    come check me out when you have a second !!
    I'd love to have you! The store is still in the beginning stages, but we're workin' on it 🙂

    Thanks again!

  35. Love it all! Can I come over and play? ;0)
    Your creativity is sparking my own thinking, thanks for this great post!

  36. Just dropping by from Cottage Instincts. I love your vignette, with the rosemary and lantana, but did you know that lantana is poisonous? "All parts of the plant are quite toxic and poisoning may occur year-round, but is most common in summer and fall. Many poisoning cases occur when clippings are thrown into the pasture." [http://www.caf.wvu.edu/~forage/library/poisonous/page10.htm] Just thought I'd pass that on!

  37. Just found your blog………..beautiful, love bucket light fixture. also love the name of your blog………can you get enough of burlap or what.
    Trish xo

  38. Morning T says:

    Hi Becky- coming to you via Kristin and I LOVE your blog and your home.

  39. Ha and I thought I was the only one who did that….anyway it looked good before and looks great now. Thats the fun part of decorating, you do it till it makes you happy then your done. (well till the urge comes along)

  40. I love everything! Found you via Kristin's feature today. Everything is so natural, serene and beautiful. 🙂