Earlier in June I picked up this second hand ice cream freezer bucket. The bottom and liner are plastic and the sides are wood. I don't think it's terribly old. It was all ready spray painted this bright red. I also picked up a red, white and blue Minnesota license plate from 1990.
The bucket needed some sandpaper distressing and a rub down with dark walnut stain to age it a bit. Next I sprayed it with a matte poly. I filled it with a Kmart brown plastic hanging basket planted with million bells, verbena and petunias. It was one of their confetti series baskets "Patriotic Mix".
I have had the craft shop flag for about 10 years. It has hung both inside and outside of my house. I have it centered over both the potting sink and picket fence.
The Semperivum in zinc pots on the barn wood board are filling out nicely.
I added little flags to all of the pots.
An old red chippy lantern with a primitive patriotic baseball are situated on the potting sink with a small bucket of red impatiens and a vintage watering can that was my Grandpa's.
Here's the whole red, white and blue potting sink! A calibrachoa is in the watering can.
I really enjoy 4th of July decor because I am a big fan of red and navy blue!