I bought this galvanized watering can from a garage sale, I think. It might have even been free from one of my hubby's trash "reclaiming" missions. I just don't recall for sure.
Cute enough. I like the shape of it, but not the flower decal or brass handles so much. The decal was on both sides of the can and the other side was chipping off and they resembled a thicker rub-on. I just used some old nail polish remover that was made with Acetone and it took it all off. I don't think nail polish remover is made with Acetone anymore, but I do know you can purchase acetone at Walmart in the paint dept. I don't know if nail polish remover that is made today without acetone would get it off, sometimes I can't even get it to take off nail polish without using half the bottle. :^( just sayin'....
After getting the decals off, I wanted to add a decorative chalkboard vinyl label, so I used my Cricut Expression and some chalkboard vinyl that I won in a drawing from Smart Buy Gal's Shop and Forum, which came from CraftVinyl.com. I discovered, after the fact, that this particular vinyl was significantly thicker than the standard vinyl I'm used to using. It didn't cut through at all with the usual 3-3-3 blade settings. I was able to get it to tear cleanly along the cut line though. Whew!
I used the Storybook cartridge for this shape. It's clearly obvious that I can't stencil words on straight, can I? Good thing it's only chalk.
Speaking of the stenciling, I used a vinyl stencil that I cut from the Botanicals Lite Cartridge for the word FLEURS. I'm not very good at keeping the chalk from smudging, but I think if I would have used chalk-markers, it would turn out better (note to self...need to get these markers)
I still need to see what I can do with the brass-like finish on the handles and the sprinkler head, but I like how the chalkboard vinyl turned out.
This project was Featured over at I Gotta Create Blog!
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