April 6, 2014

Cooler Painting 101

cooler painting

Hey y'all!

As a typical southern girl, I swoon over Pinterest and how talented some girls are at painting coolers. If you have a Facebook, (let's be honest, who doesn't?) definitely check out the group called 'The Cooler Connection'. It's literally a huge public forum about coolers, bubba kegs, and flasks! Plus everyone is super friendly and more than happy to share their advice and personal stories.

But continuing on, I've had my few not-so-great failures from painting a cooler..but it's all in good fun! The great thing about it? You can always sand down the plastic, and just start again. Sometimes it can be frustrating if you mess up just the smallest bit, but again, practice makes perfect!

Now, on to the fun part! How exactly do you paint your very own cooler? 


Prep -
  • Start by sanding down your cooler with a heavy grit to get the finish off, then use a light grit to help smooth the surface. I recommend using a handheld electric sander, because otherwise, you'll never finish!!
  • Wash with soapy water to get all remaining dust off.
  • Use a plastic primer (spray paint or Krylon Fusion) and wait for it to fully dry before painting.
Paint -
Here are a few 'pinspirational' coolers! Make sure to check out my tailgating board on Pinterest for more ideas!

Finishing Touches - 
  • Make sure to seal your hard work! Modpodge or spray paint sealer are both good options. Multiple coats will insure that your paint will stay in good condition and will postpone fading or discoloration. 
  • Wait 24 hours after applying sealant before use.

April 1, 2014

Netflix Recommendations

Hey y'all!

Hopefully everyone reading this knows what Netflix is. If you don't, then you're missing out. For a small monthly fee, you can watch as many television shows (or movies) as you want. There's no limit. It's wonderful!

Every girl has had their fair share of "Netflix Marathons"(meaning that you literally sit home and see how many episodes you can watch in a day (or two!)). 

Here's what I've been watching lately!

one. Like Crazy - Movie
A long distance couple struggles to stay together.

twoAmerican Horror Story - Television Show
Each season focuses on a different location featuring ghosts, aliens, insane asylums, or even witches.

three. Gossip Girl - Television Show
Living in Upper East Side New York, a few teens and their families are followed through their drama while all of their scandal is documented publicly by an anonymous writer.

four. Dexter - Television Show
A serial killer that kills other serial killers.

fiveOrange is the New Black - Television Show (Netflix Exclusive)
A former lesbian woman (who is now engaged to a man) turns herself into the police. The series follows her, as well as other inmates, as they struggle to find peace and freedom.

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