Sunday, February 19, 2012

Auburn Beverage Tub

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Yesterday, I attended a cousins' wedding in Montgomery, Alabama. Both the bride and groom graduated from Auburn University. For their gift, I painted a galvanized tub that can be used as a beverage tub to keep drinks cold during parties.
 These buckets have an oily coating on them. I use dish soap to remove the coating. Vinegar will do the trick, too.
Then I give it a light sanding so the paint will adhere better.
I layered the different elements of the painting starting with what you would see in the distance first. So, I painted my sky first. I used a light blue and streaked in some white for clouds.
The next thing in the distance is Samford Hall...
Then I added the trees and bushes around the building. Oops, I forgot to take a picture of this step.
Then I painted in the Auburn University sign. I started by first painting white as a primer for my sign...
 While the sign was drying, I added some large branches...
 I went back and painted in the sign...
 I added toilet paper to the branches. It has been a tradition at Auburn to tp the oak trees at Toomer's Corner when something good happens concerning Auburn.
On the brick sign, I put the couples names.

 And it wouldn't be complete without adding, "War Eagle" to the other side of the tub...

Here is one I did for another Auburn couple last year...

I did this one for a silent auction for Relay For Life...

When the tubs are not in use, they look great if you add potted plants to them. When you need it for a party, simple take out the pots and you're ready to party!


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35 comments:

  1. War Eagle! You did a great job! I went to school at Auburn and my husband grew up there, so we are familiar with what a nice painting you created.

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  2. Those are so awesome! What fabulous paintings and I love that you painted the galvanized tubs.

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  3. You did an amazing job! What a great idea for a gift! All of these are wonderful!

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  4. Wow. Who thought to do something cool like this? Very fun. Take care, Linda

    twosucculentsisters.blogspot.com

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  5. Making my visits from the Linky Follower party hop. It is so fun getting to know all of you.

    Cheri from Its So Very Cheri

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  6. Following you from the Linky Follower Blog Hop!! Would love it if you followed back- hope you have a great evening :)

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  7. You are an amazing artist! Visiting from the Linky Party Hop!! I hope you’ll visit – www.LaughterandGrace.com – and follow back.

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  8. Came by and followed you on Linky from Create with Joy's blog hop. I would love a follow back when you get the chance. Thanks so much and have a great day!

    Mary@http://www.mmbearcupoftea.com

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  9. What type of paint did you use on this?

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  10. Holy crow. These are awesome. I can only imagine how thrilled your recipients will be. Thanks so much for sharing at our party today.

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  11. Following from Cheri's Linky Follower Party Hop! I'd love for you to follow me also at The Design Confidential - http://www.thedesignconfidential.com/

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  12. following you on linky and I hope you do too! via Claire justine oxox linky hop.

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  13. That is one of the coolest wedding gifts I've ever seen. Really nice work!

    Following you from the Linky Party. Come visit me @ www.ahappysong.com

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  14. You never cease to amaze me. ;) This looks amazing! Dropping by from the Linky hop to spread some linky love. Come on over to Happy Hour Projects and say hello. Hope you're having a fantastic Friday!

    Adrianne
    www.happyhourprojects.com

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  15. Lovely! I found you on Delightfully Inspiring and I'm now following you. I would appreciate it if you could do the same.

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  16. That is amazing! Beautiful! I am totally inspired to try this. Although, I don't think it will look as good. What a great gift. I'm sure they loved it!

    I am following you through the linky followers. Hope you will visit and follow back. Thanks!

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  17. War Eagle! This is beautiful and you did a wonderful job. :)
    I wish I had this kind of talent!

    Kayla
    anatomyofacraft.blogspot.com

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  18. You did a beautiful job!! Stopping by and following via the Linky Followers Blog Hop at Its So Very Cheri!!! Be great to have you follow back. Have a great day!! :)

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  19. what a complete transformation ! just wonderful

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  20. You do some beautiful work! I'm visiting from Decorating with Cents and I found you on the blog hop. I'm now a linky follower...would like if you could follow back. Thanks

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  21. That is AMAZING! I'm sure the couple will love it and be crazy impressed... seriously, that's so amazing!!

    Saw you were using linky followers now on Cheri's blog hop and now I'm your newest follower! : )

    -Mel the Crafty Scientist

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  22. Oh wow! What a truly original post, your tubs look gorgeous! I would be greatly honoured if you were to choose to include Seasonal Celebration in your linky list. What a great creative blog you write. Do pop over and take a look, it would be great to see you there! http://naturalmothersnetwork.com/seasonal-celebration-sunday/seasonal-celebration-sunday-5/

    Rebecca x

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  23. These look amazing - so much talent!

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  24. What a nice personalized gift for your cousin. It is just lovely! Found you via the linky hop and have become your newest follower. Hope you have a chance to visit and perhaps follow me back.

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  25. Very Cute!
    I love the flamingos!! :)

    Sally
    FrillsandFun.com

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  26. Wow, these look wonderful! I bet your cousin was thrilled with this gift. My know my husband would love to have one of these...of course it would have to say "Roll Tide!". LOL

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  27. Wow you are very talented! Happy to have you at Things I've Done Thursday! www.bearrabbitbear.com

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  28. Those will look great filled with cold drinks at your next party. Good job!

    Danielle

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  29. What an amazing wedding present-sure beats towels:)

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  30. That is too fun!!! Definitely love the extra details!!! Thanks for sharing this on Fancy This Fridays this last week!!! ~Kassi @ Truly Lovely

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  31. Very artsy and very cool! Nice gift! Thanks for sharing at the Rock ‘N Share!

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  32. I am so impressed! Thanks for linking up to "Cowgirl Up!". I'll be looking for you next week too!
    :) Samantha @ Crafty Texas Girls

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  33. Thank you so much for linking up at the seasonal celebration Linky with your gorgeous tubs- I really appreciated it! Have a wonderful weekend crafting! Warmly, Rebecca @ Natural Mothers Network x

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  34. a definitely creative project! thanks for sharing, girl!

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