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?