Friday, June 06, 2014

DIY Summer Ice bucket

A cold drink anyone?
One or two.... no problem, they are chilling on the back deck as we sit here and chat on a hot summer day.


I figured it was about time to find a way to keep drinks chillin outside, instead of running back and forth into the house every time I was parched, so I created a striped ice bucket out of an old plant stand and planter.



This was an easy paint and chill project..

Step 1:
Clean off your stuff


Step 2:
Spray paint your stuff one color




Step 3:
Tape off your stuff for stripes and paint in your other color. I choose a color called Eden for my green and white for my stripes.



 In between these steps, take the paint off to reveal your stripes.

Step 4:
Ice your drinks




Step 5:
Enjoy a cold beverage...and conversation


Look for more summer inspiration. I am joining up with these bloggers to share some great summer decor and projects. Hope you will visit them all....and have a fabulous summer!




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27 comments:

  1. Cute as ever and how clever. Pinning!

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  2. Hi laura- Would love for you to share this on Friday Favorites today! This is a great idea with the plant stand! laura

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  3. You won't believe this but I have one of these, stand and bucket, in my shed. I need to get it out and clean it up! Love your stripes too. Happy Friday Laura!

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  4. Could you toss in a few diet Cokes for me? Thanks, my friend! Looks fabulous!

    :) Linda

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  5. This is genius, Laura. I love it! I don't have a stand like that, but I sure do have some small tables and planters that I could repurpose.

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  6. Great idea, Laura. I love this repurpose project.

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  7. What a great way to repurpose planter. I'll bet that you'll really enjoy using this over the summer.

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  8. I love the colors you choose for your ice bucket! Really lovin' that shade of green this year.

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  9. Very cute idea! Your blog is very inspirational. I'm just starting a new blog and would love to team up with you and other bloggers.

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  10. This is a great idea Laura. I think I have somethngs in the shop that I can put together to make an ice bucket. Love the colors too. Thanks for sharing!

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  11. Such a cute idea! Love the colors!!

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  12. LOVE LOVE LOVE the way you used "stuff"! Make my giggle!!!! What a great way to cool off! And that "Eden" is such a sassy summer color! xo

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  13. Perfect for outdoors and a great tutorial too. I have a bucket in the garage, it would be perfect.

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  14. Laura this is a really great project and I love the colors you chose. Enjoy those cold beverages. With no children ours would be filled with wine or wine coolers, fur babies don't count for this one, LOL!

    Cynthia

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  15. Bright, easy, and functional? You betcha! Need one of these for my refreshed back deck!
    xo Heidi
    PS : Cheers!

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  16. How cute is this?? I love that "Eden" spray paint--such a bright, happy green! Great idea for renewing old serving ware!

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  17. Love the new color, so refreshing!
    Debbie

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  18. Is that a Southern Living ice tub? I love what you did to it! I'm loving the green and yellows right now!

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  19. What a fun project! And so handy for summer entertaining. Sharing on FB and pinning.

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  20. Love this idea Laura!...a great project that is beautiful and functional !!!

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  21. I have a nice big metal container, white, that we used for beverages back before blogging. Nothing the matter with it, but you've inspired me to add a little something something to it. Stripes or words, or both.

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  22. Such a simple idea with great impact! So pretty!

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  23. Laura, you've inspired me to get an old planter with legs out of our storage building and create a drink holder! Love the color you used! Pinning!

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  24. What a great idea for a drink cooler! I love the bright, summer-y colors you chose! So fun!

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  25. This is adorable, Laura! I want to find something for drinks for the summer and love knowing I can paint whatever I find! I love pops of color when I'm having guests. Of course, you know I like lots of color anyway!

    I'm late visiting from the tour but I'm pinning and appreciate you joining us again! Have a great weekend!

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