Monday, June 29, 2009

Old Rusty Tub turned Pretty?

I am entering this little beauty in the trash to treasure party and You can see more Trash to Treasure by visiting Kimm over at Reinvented for her Trash to Treasure party! It's not 4th of July related but I thought it was summery with all the greenery, maybe I am crazy, who knows. I like it though....While your over there take a look through Kimms blog she is amazing and has so many wonderful ideas!




I have had this old rusty, dirty tub that I bought seriously forever ago for a couple dollars off of Craigslist, I was buying something else from the lady and she had this so I said why not...Well it has sat and collected dust for too long...Soooo....I cleaned, painted, and antiqued it a bit and here it is....



Before....


After.....



Whatcha thinkin? I had no clue what to do with this, originaly I thought it would be cute just painted up with a quilt kind of hanging off the side, you know what I mean...but it's to yuck on the inside for that and no it's not cleanable. Then I added some foam to the bottom and started adding FAKE plants ( or I'd be replacing them in a week, haha ) and whatever else.... I especially loved the raised letters on this tub, I just got a tiny bit of black paint on my brush and blotted most of it off and rubbed it a bit across the letters to make them stand out a bit...I was originally going to stencil a big letter on it because I had never noticed the word Atlantic on there but I like this better...

Hubby surprisingly really liked it all but the star, that was actually my favorite part, what a shocker. I actually like how it turned out. This tub had a metal lid but I didn't use it as I liked it without and wanted to display something in it....

Ok now onto other projects...Remember those apples we all once loved? Well this is another project I have going, redoing this table. It was my grammas a long time ago and she let me use it and it's been in storage and I thought I'd redo it for her...Her fave color is red so can you guess what color I am painting it? lol...Tough one, eh...It's a really cute table underneat the apples and navy blue. That will be finished tonight some come back and see it tomorrow!



Now for my next project, these were off one of those junky particle board cabinets we bought a while back for our sons room to keep his dvds and video games in, well about 2 months after we got it one of the doors fell off and tonight I remembered we still had it and the old brain started working and yup these are going to be pretty, some come back and see what I turn them into!


Next is this 15 x 27 inch picture frame that I believe was only 5.00 last year on black friday ( one of my fave days of the year ), I had hubby finally hang it on the wall and yep it's empty, well today I was going to add pictures but now I am changing it up a but, so come back and see that as well!


Hopefully these projects will be done tomorrow! The table is almost done so I will definately have that up tomorrow! Thanks for stoppin by!
Don't forget to check out the other trash to treasures!



9 comments:

abeachcottage said...

I love it, what a transformation, I have been looking for something similar but hadn't thought about what the end result would be like, now I know...and how wonderful that it had Titanic on it!

Sarah

Sue said...

Love the transformation of the tub! I think with the display it looks a little Christmasy (and would be super cute with little white lights through it at Christmas.
I like the idea of textiles in it..blankets, towels, that kind of thing.
It's great like this but I am not sure I would have it decorated like this in the summer. How about red white and blue stuff for the 4th?
LOL.well you did ask for opinions! ;-)

Sarah said...

I like the tub re-do but not the fake plants. You know very well that I suck at decorating, but I know you'll figure out what works best for you and find something you love!

I can't wait to see what you do with those other pieces. I have a frame just like yours that I scored at goodwill for $4! I love frames like that but we have many of them and they all look the same, blah blah blah, we need a change!

Thanks for stopping by my blog. I love your comments. :)

Farmgirl Paints said...

I LOVE the tub. You did an amazing job. I love the feeling of transforming something ugly into something beautiful.

Michelle said...

Love the tub! Sorry to say I am with the hubs and the Christmasy comment on the star. I do love the idea of a stack of towels rolled up in it. Although if you saw my house you would see rolled up towels somewhere in every bathroom. It is a sickness I have.

Vanessa said...

What an awesome transformation! Love the tub!! Very cute and stylish!

Nancy said...

Hi Nicole! Finally back on line! I love your tub idea and whatever makes you happy should be in it! I am anxious to see your other redos!
I rec'd my sample ginger lime candle in the mail after signing up at www.CandleFlavor.com. Everyone should check out the website and receive a free sample in the mail!!Everything in the catalog is beautiful.

Ann said...

Ooooh, I love what you did with that tub!

Kimm at Reinvented said...

Wow, Nicole, you've been busy! I am SO jealous of that tub, it looks awesome and I love your paint job. Thanks for linking up, I'll be back to check out your other transformations!