Tuesday, October 22, 2013

Cooler Painting : Part Two

I had all these plans to schedule this post last night so you would find it in your feed this morning.  Except that just didn't happen!  But I figured better late than never...especially when it includes fun things like painted coolers!

In my post Cooler Painting : Part One, I talked about some of the beginning steps of cooler painting.  Last night, it was finally time to give my Chung Mung mom her cooler, so I can finally share the end result!

I don't think that painting is my number one skill, but I am so pleased with the way my cooler came out!  I spent hours touching up lines, stenciling flowers, and glittering my way through cooler painting.  Luckily, my mom loves glitter, so it was a no brainer to cover the side handles with a gold glitter!

Front & Back

Ghosts from the Chung Mung Logo
A Vixen head for the Sweet Briar Logo

Would it really have been a piece of my art work if it wasn't monogrammed?
After tediously painting all of my designs, I covered the entire cooler with one coat of glossy mod podge.  Then, I did three coats of Helmsman® Spar Urethane by Minwax (a deck sealer).  This left my cooler super shiny and free of any chips!  We'll see how this baby stands up to use when mama and I take her for a spin at Foxfield in the Spring.

I wish I could have captured Nina's face last night when I gave her her gifts.  So many hours of work boiled down into one night, and from the smile on her face, it was so worth it!

Love you mama!

Have you ever painted a cooler?  How did it turn out?


  1. Love it! I have never painted a cooler...I don't think I could handle it and would turn out horrible!

  2. I love how your cooler turned out! I wish I had some reason to paint a cooler - it looks so much fun!

    P.S. I nominated you for the 'Blog Your Heart Out Award' over on my blog - check it out! http://thelifeandtimesofbelleh.blogspot.co.uk/2013/10/blog-your-heart-out-award_22.html