I love the look of galvanized buckets and tubs. And so does my colleague Meg Dickinson, who has been looking on Pinterest for ways to use them as planters. Here’s a link to her post about her favorites.

A former Champaign resident who is renting a house in her new city is using galvanized tubs for raised bed gardens this year, as an alternative to digging up a portion of the yard at the rental property. She and her family can then take the tubs with them when they move on to their own home.

I’ve been thinking about a galvanized bucket to hold towels and extra rolls of toilet paper in the guest bathroom.

Do you use galvanized tubs at your house, for planters or other purposes? If so, send me a photo at jheckel@news-gazette.com and I’ll post it on the At Home Facebook page.