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Welcome! I wanted to share a quick project with you today. It is a garden wagon turned chalkboard cooler. If you’ve visited Our Crafty Mom before, you know that my Dad is my greatest “picker”. He seems to have a gift for finding things left on the side of the road that are either in really great shape, or of great quality that a little love will bring back to life. About a month ago he had a great day of finds that included this garden wagon. I don’t know if that is actually what it was, but that is what we called it. Here is a before pic:

Garden Cart Turned Chalkboard Cooler

I really wasn’t sure what to use it for, so I reached out to my FB friends and sure enough one of my creative friends said “would a cooler fit in it”? That got me very excited, because when I have summer parties I like to leave the cooler on the deck with the “adult beverages” and coolers are not very pretty. I took measurements and while I was at Big Lots looking for items for my deck makeover, I found a cooler that had the exact measurements to fit in the cooler-yay! Of course, I couldn’t just stick the cooler inside-I had to do something fun. Here it is:

garden wagon turned chalkboard cooler

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garden cart turned chalkboard cooler

I love using chalkboard paint. I would pretty much paint everything with chalkboard paint if I could. I may have 5 chalkboards throughout my house. I just think they are fun and I love chalkboard art and inspirational sayings. I thought it would be cool to have a chalkboard on the front so I could write what was in the cooler. I gave it 4 coats of chalkboard paint and cleaned it up a little. Make sure you “season” the chalkboard prior to use. There are all sorts of youtube or pinterest pins with easy how to’s for seasoning the board. I put the cooler inside and brought it out on my deck just waiting for my first Spring barbecue! I wish I could find another one for the “under 21” cooler. Dad-keep an eye out 🙂

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Wednesday 30th of August 2017

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Jeanne Grunert

Wednesday 20th of April 2016

What a terrific idea! Great for parties. Thanks for sharing it on the #HomeMattersParty


Tuesday 19th of April 2016

As usual I love your ideas! And you deck looks amazing!


Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Thanks Crystal! I feel the same when I visit your blog. The hosts & co-hosts bring so much to the party. I am really enjoying it.


Thursday 14th of April 2016

That is adorable!! What a great idea for a party or any event! #HomeMattersParty


Tuesday 19th of April 2016

Thanks Jamie! Can't wait to put it to good use!

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