life preserver

mmebradyAugust 9, 2010

Here's a life preserver I got from a junk shop. It's in my nautical bed -- a work in progress!!!

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seamommy(7bTX)

Neat Idea!! I like it. Cheryl

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 4:01PM
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Marlene Kindred

We need to see a picture of this nautical bed! Mainly because I have several nautical themed things that I would like to incorporate into a garden setting...love the life preserver!

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 4:43PM
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mmebrady

the garden part is in really rough shape right now....this summer was just too hot to do what it needed to have done! I have a paddle I painted, and a ceramic GS fish (I couldn't pass it up!) I'll try to post pix tomorrow.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 7:15PM
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luna_llena_feliz

What a cute idea! I love the SS Blooms A Lot too! I'd love to see the rest of your nautical "junk" too.

    Bookmark   August 9, 2010 at 8:01PM
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excessfroufrou(7)

That was a very lucky find. I love how you painted it. I never see many nautical things around here, could it be because I'm landlocked in the middle of Arkansas, you think? Be sure and show us your progress on your bed.
Frou

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 11:00AM
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mmebrady

I actually didn't paint it, I used red duct tape. I thought it would cover better, and it came out well. I used Sharpie for the lettering, because I wasn't sure how paint would cover. I was happy with how it turned out!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 4:45PM
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oldcrafty(8)

Looks great.....gotta see pics of more nautical and of the finished bed one day. I never thought of a nautical theme but my imagination is running wild!

    Bookmark   August 10, 2010 at 5:53PM
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jeannespines

mmebrady...thanks for the duct tape idea...I've recently tried to clean up life preserver that hangs by our pool...cracked, looks a bit moldy...but still serves it purpose (if needed!) I had painted "Welcome to our pool" on it 5 yrs ago or so. Used bleach, 409, etc. & scrub brush...so YOU have found a solution for me, too!

I also have a small nautical garden...fun to see new ideas for these type of gardens...like froufrou above, I am landlocked also, but in IA! TFS! Jeanne S.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2010 at 10:33AM
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mmebrady

The duct tape was super easy, and it comes in so many colors now! You might want to use a partner -- my 13 year old DD helped me s -- it was easier to keep it smooth, and see what spots I was missing on the back.

    Bookmark   August 11, 2010 at 2:01PM
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