My friend Fritzy asked me to do something fun with her old Coleman Cooler. As you can see it was pretty beat up and rusty. I mean heck it was old and well used.
I knew right away what I wanted to do with it. It was gonna be personalized with all the little things that remind me of Fritzy.
First we had to sand the rust off.
Then I applied a couple coats of spray Rustoleum Primer.
Then it was paint time! This color was called Key Lime, another spray paint Rustoleum product. (I forgot to take pictures of the primer/paint process)
The picture below is after I outlined. FYI this was all hand painted by me! Which makes it more personal.
I wrapped Duct Tape around the bottom plastic piece. It was beyond cleaning through the years of use.
The corner edge had cracked and was sticking out. So the Duct Tape helped with keeping this together.
Then I used scissors to cut out the drain area.
And here is Fritzy's one of kind cooler!!
To give ya a little story behind all the graphics.
The Harley symbol is because she's a Motorcycle riding Mama. And when I get my motorcycle "someday" she has already picked out our matching patches (skulls). Because of course we will be rinding together! The fish on the sides are kind of a long story. But to sum it up in a short version.... Fritzy has a tendency to misinterpret what people say quite often. So one day at work, we were stopped by a security guard and asked if we had seen a person wearing "tanish pajamas"? Frizty heard that were some fish missing. She kept asking him "What fish, the fish from the Radiology Clinic?" That security guard looked at her like she was crazy. And so every time she misinterprets something someone says I always look at her and say "What FISH?" We crack up every time!
The green ribbon symbolizes her fight with Kidney Disease. The pink ribbon is for her very good friend, Roxy that died from Breast Cancer.
And finally the eternity symbol in the middle is actually a tattoo she has on her wrist. I just added "Be strong and Believe". Because she is such a positive strong person through all of her struggles. And she never loses the hope to Believe.
Love my friend Fritz!!
She is a true friend!