I found this washtub at an estate sale. I have to tell you, I've been feeling a little awkward lately about all the " treasures" I bring home. What are my neighbors thinking when I unload an ugly old brown washtub with the hose still hanging out of the bottom from my truck? And what about my truck. Do they think it's weird that I traded in my Ford Fusion for a big pick-up truck? How about broken dressers with missing drawers sitting in my garage? Do they secretly call me the junk yard lady? If you were my neighbor I know you would understand that they are treasures and not junk. Right? OK. Back to the washtub.
Since it was this ugly brown I spray painted it with Rustoleum Heirloom White. I added a graphic from The Graphics Fairy using the decoupage method. There are a lot of tutorials for this on blogs. I followed the one from Town and Country Living.
I really do love how this turned out. Maybe instead of seeing all the "junk" I unload from my truck the neighbors are seeing all the pretty "afters" that are loaded into my truck. I guess it all depends on how you look at things.
The obvious use for this washtub is to fill it with flowers or ice and drinks on the patio, but I think I would bring it inside and fill it with beautiful french linens (which I would love to own some day).
Here is a shot of the tub at my space at the antique mall.
And as for my concerns about being called the junk yard lady, I only have one thing to say. Honey, please keep the garage door shut.
Now to the parties...
Boogieboard Cottage for Masterpiece MondayBetween Naps on the Porchfor Metamorphosis Monday
The Farmhouse Porch for Cowgirl Up
My Uncommon Slice of Suburbia for Tuesdays Treasures
Redoux Link Party
Knick of Time TuesdaySavvy Southern Style for Wow Us WednesdaysDIY by Design
Primp for Primp Your Stuff Wednesday
Ivy and Elephants for What's It Wednesday
Restore Interiors for Restored it Wednesday
Domestically Speaking for the Power of Paint party
The Shabby Creek Cottage for Transformation Thursday
The 36th Avenue Party TimeNo Minimalist Here for the Open House Party on ThursdayMy Romantic Home for Show and Tell FridayFrench Country Cottagefor Feathered Nest Frida
2805 for Potpourri Friday
At the Picket Fence for Inspiration Friday
Chic on a Shoestring Decorating for Flaunt It Friday
Common Ground for Vintage Inspiration Friday The Charm of Home for Home Sweet Home Friday Funky Junk Interiors for Saturday Nite Special