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3/14/2011

Another Painted Propane Tank

I have found the most genuine people since I started blogging.  Recently I blogged about my Painted Watermelon Propane Tank that you can see HERE. I got plenty of laughs out of it, as did my readers. Also, I received a sweet email from a lady in Texas that has done the same thing. She painted her propane tank to look like a submarine.  I asked her if I could do a post about it on my blog since she doesn't have a blog and she granted my wish.
Isn't this so cute, so personal for her family and no longer an eyesore!

Here is what Sonia said,
          "When we bought our home, here I was faced with the same issue, our (propane)          tank was so huge and so ugly, and in such a prominent spot. Such an eyesore and my eyes were always drawn to it in-spite of the pretty garden. I knew we had to do something so we made ours into a yellow submarine with our grandchildren (Will and McKenna) and cat Sylvester as silhouettes in the portholes. My husband even got into the action by adding a periscope on top after first thinking I had lost my mind."

  Sonia also went on to say that she used Plaid acrylic paint and sealed it with Valspar outdoor sealer...just as I had. She also stated that it has been a couple of years and it still looks just as good as the day she finished it. So does mine. Just hose it down with water to clean off the dust from being outside.
Sonia's Hubby added a periscope.
Thanks Sonia for these great pictures, allowing me to post about it and giving us another smile!
Now doesn't it make us wonder what other painting Sonia has done that is interesting and fun?


NOTE: You should be able to click on most of the pictures to enlarge to see further details.

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15 comments:

  1. oh wow!! what a great idea and adorable submarine on propane tank!! love the silhouettes too, even the kitty has a spot there! hahaha thanks for sharing your friend's art!

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  2. Oh my gosh you girls are so creative! I always hated looking out the window at that big white thing! I thought about surrounding it with flowers and climbing roses but hubby didn't think they would grow.
    I also thought about covering it with big red painted cherries so when I looked at it it would make me smile!

    Hugs,
    Dolly

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  3. How cute! It's like the Beatle's Yellow Submarine!!! Too, too cute!!!!

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  4. Another adorable propane tank! You guys are so talented.

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  5. This is so cute. I wonder if the local propane company would let someone start a business painting their tanks for people since they rent them. I doubt it but what a neat idea.

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  6. OH EM GEE, this is so creative! AMAZING!!!

    http://www.craigslistqueen.blogspot.com

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  7. Makes me giggle- way to tackle the eye-sore! I'd smile every time I'd look at it!
    Kate @ welcomedtempest.blogspot.com

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  8. How cute! This is such a unique idea. Mine is hidden behind shrubs, but it's also rented from the gas company, so I don't think we could paint it.

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  9. This is so creative! Love yours also!

    Megan
    www.CutTheCraft.com

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  10. ohmygosh this is too much fun!!!!!!!!! You rock for this! =) hehe

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  11. what a great way to turn something that can be an eyesore into a fun item.

    wow that is pretty do you seal it with anything?
    would luv for you to add it to our linking party this week.
    http://www.passionatelyartistic.com/2011/03/orange-blossoms-with-linking-party.html
    Thanks
    Maggie

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  12. So clever! It is amazing how she elevated a propane tank to a work of art!

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  13. That is SO funny! I never thought that people painted their propane tanks!

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