Hi everyone! I hope you had a great week-end. I had the opportunity to work on a couple of DIY projects on Friday and that always makes me happy. Garage and estate sales make me happy, too, of course, and so that’s how I spent Saturday morning. Sunday I enjoyed the best shish kabobs I think I’ve ever eaten at our church picnic, prepared by our resident Greek chef, Billy. My sweet niece tied for first place in the hoola hoop contest and I had the chance to enjoy leisurely conversation with several special friends. Speaking of BBQs, I have a very simple but transformative project today that’s perfect for summer entertaining. I bought an vintage cooler at a garage sale a few weeks ago for a buck. Big, red, and chippy, I knew I had to bring it home with me.
With Memorial Day around the corner and July 4th not far behind, I decided the time had come to use a new “America” stencil I purchased a few months ago from Homestead Stencil Company for $1.99.
I have to say, I’m in love with it! Do you love it, too?!! Is it just me?!!
One little stencil took a pretty bland Thermos brand cooler from drab to fab in about five minutes flat.
Perfect for any occasion, patriotic or otherwise, and an added benefit? It makes for great extra seating. Add a cushion and you have a nice, comfy bench. [Looking back now, I’m not sure why I called it a “little” red cooler, because it’s actually quite large. Ah well, the pinnable graphic has been created so I’m stuck with “little.” Maybe I was thinking it’s a project that takes very “little” effort because it’s so easy.]
I have it tucked under an old table on our deck that holds plants (or food during a BBQ). It’s really a nice touch out there. Oh and I gave it a couple of coats of matte finish polyurethane spray to protect the stencil from damage.
What other vintage pieces could this stencil be applied to?
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