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There’s a reason galvanized tubs have been a gritty farm standby for years. They’re stronger than plastic, they don’t absorb odors and they simply get the job done. But lately, we’ve been seeing them used for more than just utility. These rustic containers aren’t just for farmers anymore – countless creative souls find inspiration inside and outside the home utilizing their galvanized tubs. These are just a few inventive ways to repurpose these durable containers, but the possibilities are truly limitless. Check out these and other offerings at Tractor Supply Co. You might be surprised at the inspiration you uncover.>
A galvanized tub is a great way to display your herbs and plants! (Photo: Getty Images)
Creating a chic, rustic aesthetic for your garden is as simple as filling a galvanized tub with nutrient-rich soil and planting your seeds. Want a moveable feast? Grow some of your favorite vegetables in the container. Looking to spruce up your backyard? Plant wildflowers in your basin and watch them flourish in the sun. Their sturdy construction means they can handle all the soil and growth your green thumb can manage with no worries about weeding. [Pro tip: some models come with drainage holes; in others, you may need to drill your own].>
Light up any party with a galvanized tub! (Photo: monkeybusinessimages, Getty Images/iStockphoto)
2. Fire pit
Not only can they keep your items gathered, galvanized tubs can serve as the centerpiece for your next people gathering as well. For an uncomplicated and easily movable fire pit, these tubs are more than up to the task. Strategically place your fuel logs inside the tub, making sure to build high enough so all guests can see your creation.
3. Hold linens/towels
Galvanized metal tubs don’t have to stay in the garage or yard. In fact, they’re a great way to lend a little rustic look to your bathroom storage as well. The contrast between these rough and tumble containers and your soft, delicate linens might seem a little bold at first, but it’s a perfect melding of modern design trends with old-fashioned utilitarian use. Not to mention you’ll never have to worry about overloading this basket, something wicker or plastic can’t say!
4. Wash your pet
You know your pets are great at making messes and bath time is, ironically enough, no exception. A galvanized tub can be the perfect venue for keeping that dirty water safely contained while your rambunctious, furry friend gets their regular refresher. Just dump the water down the drain when you’re done - no fuss, no muss. Remember, this doesn’t only apply to those dreaded bath times. A steel galvanized tub can also double as a fun pool for helping your four-legged loved ones cool off on a hot day!>
Any pet can get clean in a galvanized tub! (Photo: Tractor Supply Co.)
5. Ice tub for parties
Tired of plastic ice tubs at your barbecues, with cheap handles that break off as soon as you lift them? No such worries when you use a metal galvanized tub as your drink depository. They’re tough enough to handle any outdoor gathering, rain or shine. There’s no need to be shy when filling up one of these - they’re sure to hold up under the hottest summer sun, even when you need to hit the shade.
6. Decorative garden fountain
Creating a peaceful, serene yard decoration might not have been on the minds of the farmers who made these tubs famous, but that’s no reason you can’t have your own good time making one. Simply punch a small hole through the bottom of your tub, run your garden hose through it, and hide both with an array of decorative stones. Not eager to build your own? A galvanized tub on its own can be a great base for an already-built fountain, perfect for controlling water flow and preventing unsightly puddles from forming beneath.
7. Tie-Dye Party
A galvanized tub can be the centerpiece of a fun creative activity that the whole family can enjoy: a tie-dye party! Fill the tub with water and dye and invite all your friends (and their blank t-shirts, hats, whatever you can think of!) over to partake in the fun. You’ll have the most colorful gathering of the year, all thanks to your hardy, unstainable galvanized metal tub.
If you want to invent a unique way to use a galvanized tub, make sure your first stop is Tractor Supply.com. These and other great items will be available through their Market Day Event on Saturday, May 12 - people can sell their homemade or homegrown goods at one of their 1700 locations!
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