Is it REALLY a Watermelon?

July 4th, 2009 in member junk     
12 users recommend


We had an unsightly looking propane tank. It was painted silver and very much rusted and chippy. I wish I would have taken a before picture of just how ugly it was.  I decided that a makeover was in need. My hubby scrapped it down and I painted it green with oil based rustoleum paint. After it dried, I painted the watermelon stripes by sponging on and blending white and green Patio Paint. I sealed it with an exterior varnish. The lady bug was painted the same way. I used an old wire clothes hanger for the antenas and toped with wooden beads.


Pattern or design used: My own design
posted in: member junk, metal, whimsical, outdoor spaces, green, red, propane tank, watermelon, ladybug

Comments (14)

lady1880s writes: Wish you were here to paint the one I have. I call it
Little Pig from the min. I saw it. Your is so cute! Posted: 10:23 pm on August 18th
mrssuncookie writes: What a cute idea!! Creative mind at work. WOW!! I love it!! Posted: 3:20 pm on July 11th
jodygale writes: What a fantastic idea; you must make all your neighbors smile! Posted: 10:37 am on July 9th
ginnypaints writes: I have to say this is great idea. It makes me wish I had an old gas tank to paint. Thanks for the inspiration. I am looking at my old bar-b-q grill with new intent. Posted: 9:20 pm on July 8th
pattisah writes: i thought your idea was great . iam glad i sign up for this web site . great ideas. i m having so much fun find items and making them work in my home.
Posted: 8:13 pm on July 7th
blueheartz writes: Absolutely love it!!!! Love ladybugs!!! Posted: 1:14 pm on July 7th
shabbychick writes: What a creative way to disguise that tank! I'm sure it puts a smile on everyone's face - and makes them really hungry for some watermelon!

Great job and thanks for sharing!

Kathy Posted: 1:21 pm on July 6th
RustyDiva writes: Great job! Those tanks are so big and bulky. You came up with a great solution to turn em into yard art. Love it! Posted: 11:31 am on July 6th
oldnews writes: This is the cutest thing ever! It's a great way to turn something so ugly into a work of art!! I love it!! Marie Posted: 12:19 am on July 6th
lovetotrash writes: I love this. It is such a great cover up. and gives you a great laugh. Posted: 10:38 pm on July 5th
csudderth writes: Great paint job--it is very realistic looking.
Christy Posted: 6:41 pm on July 5th
suewhitney writes: Wow! I can see that painting is your passion. What a fabulous transformation. Cute and clever. Love it!

Happy Junking,
Sue Posted: 10:10 am on July 5th
alicemom writes: Great job! It looks so good...............ready to eat!
smiles, alice Posted: 9:19 pm on July 4th
junktiqueboutique writes: If I saw this in your yard I'd think you'd be eating watermelon for a week. This is the neatest looking faux melon I've seen. yummy Posted: 7:58 pm on July 4th
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