Tuesday, August 3, 2010

Keepin' it Cool...

Using a vintage cooler and a large canner for ice and drinks at a picnic or party adds a super fun vintage/country touch!

I decided to keep the cooler on my porch for extra seating.

I painted these old metal folding chairs years ago and I'm still in love with them! The add such a fun retro touch to a boring metal chair. Metal chairs are found in abundance at thrift stores for super cheap. I spray painted the whole chair gray and let it dry for a day. I used painters tape to tape off my design and a red spray paint to finish it off. Rustoleum is my favorite brand of spray paint for metal. It covers well and they have designer colors.

I think I'm in the mood to paint now! :)

This cooler was only $3 at a thrift store!!! I'm so in love with it! What fun finds do you have on your porch?


Bee and Rose said...

What a great idea! (and it's good to re-purpose things too!) Cute chair!

Garden of Egan said...

Do the cooler the same as the chairs!!!! So CUTE!!!!!
What a great idea.

Mrs Happy Homemaker said...

That vintage cooler is the coolest!

Cindi said...

That chair is the cutest!! Love the cooler, too. You really seem to have an eye for great finds!