After tweaking this bucket, I'm very happy with how it turned out. I painted an antique sap bucket satin black and attached prim labels. I designed the labels myself, printed them out and darkened them with boiled black walnut stain. The bucket appears to be full of chicken feed with a stick in the middle - maybe to swat at that pesky honking goose? Actually the stick is the handle to the lid and the corn is glued onto a wooden insert lid so there's plenty of storage space under the lid. Close up of the label - the one on the other side is identical.