steel tub with chalk paint for your new years bevvies!

I love chalk paint – this is no secret at all.

I also love throwing a great New Year’s Eve party that includes lots of bevvies for the adults and for the kids.  For the last two years I have been looking for a big metal beverage container to put soda cans or bottles of beer in – they are either too small or they are $60.00.  Neither of which is ideal.

Then, the other day, I found this big steel tub at The Home Depot in the cleaning section of all places – it was only $20.00 and it is huge!

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I figured why not make it cute, too, and add some chalk paint to it!  There are tons of options here – you can go with a colorful paint, add some ribbon or burlap around the middle or on the handles, or anything else your heart desires!

I went with simple carbon Chalky Finish paint from DecoArt to keep the classic chalkboard look.

What you need:

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Simple instructions:

1.  Tape off the areas you do not want to get paint on.

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2.  Add your first coat of paint, carefully detailing as need be.

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3.  Let the first coat dry completely then add a second coat.

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4.  Let it dry and cure at least 24 hours before writing on it – 48 is more ideal.

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5.  Remove the tape.

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6.  Add your message if you want and then fill it up with your drinks for the party!

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Happy Holidays everyone!


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