I really hate throwing things away. Especially if I know there’s probably a way to fix it. I’ve had this blue hanging bucket sitting outside my horse’s pen for months and months now, because I just couldn’t bring myself to give up on the old thing. I only paid around $15 bucks for it, but it seemed silly to not try and fix it!
Plus, it would’ve taken up a lot of run in the trash can! Ha!
I wanted to show you just how we fixed mine in case you have one hanging around YOUR barn!
I originally bought this bucket to hang on Hot Rod and Kona’s small, pass-through gate a few years ago. I kept fly spray and an old brush in it, before the hooks cracked in the sun and eventually broke off. I took it to my dad this past weekend and asked for his help fixing it.
First, he cut off the sharp edges on the top with some nippers.
Then, he filed them down even more, so they weren’t sharp. #safetyfirst He claimed that he was using an old hoof rasp, but I think he was pulling my leg.
Those socks and Keens are so Dadtastic.
He said he left his drill at work, so he used his drill press. I exclaimed over how big and powerful the machine was (Dads love that stuff), and he turned to me real serious-like and said, “Oh, this is just a real little one.” He wanted me to express to you that you don’t have to use such a powerful machine to make the holes. An ordinary screw gun will do the trick, girls. 😉
Easy peasey lemon squeezey! Five minutes later, I have my hanging bucket back!
The moral of the story is: Don’t throw your old buckets away! And…You can always ask your Daddy for help, no matter how old you are!