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Goodwill Home Décor Expert - Merri Cvetan

Merri Cvetan

My weekly column for Amazing Goodwill and my design blog, Design Coach, are about all things design, living a stylish life and entertaining (like setting a great table). I share DIY projects, decorating and design tips, as well as ideas and secrets.

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Cocktails Anyone?

Posted by Jamie Klinger-Krebs on Aug 12, 2015 4:07:02 PM

Decoupage Ice BucketEver since the TV show Mad Men appeared, retro cocktails along with 1960s-style bars stocked with vintage glasses and barware have become hugely popular. And, a bar isn’t complete without an ice bucket.

gold ice bucket from GoodwillI found a gold one at Goodwill for $2.99. It was brand new and included the ice tongs. The problem was the gold color. When I saw it, I knew I could re-invent it into a great wedding gift or house-warming present. Since I know a bride-to-be, I decided to personalize it to match the happy couple.

Decoupage Ice BucketYou know me, I love decoupage, there are so many things you can do with paper and a little glue. Jess and Rob love to travel, cook together, fish and boat. So I started with a map as the foundation and glued pieces to fit all the way around the bucket. A sponge brush works best with Mod Podge.

009-250Then I looked through magazines and cut out pictures that relate to J & R.

I arranged photos and words semi-randomly on the map. I wanted to tell their story. Once I had everything on, I finished the bucket with three more coats of Mod Podge.

replaced lid handle with wooden knobI replaced the gold knob handle with a wood cabinet knob that I also covered with a piece of map.

Anyone having drinks at their home will always be reminded of personalities of Jessica and her new groom.

Decoupage Ice Bucket

Topics: Merri Cvetan, DIY gifts, home decor expert Merri Cvetan, DIY ice bucket, DIY wedding gifts

  • Decoupage Ice Bucket
    A bar isn’t complete without an ice bucket.
  • Ice bucket

    I found a gold ice bucket at Goodwill for $2.99. It was brand new and included the ice tongs. The problem was the gold color. When I saw it, I knew I could re-invent it into a great wedding gift or house-warming present. Since I know a bride-to-be, I decided to personalize it to match the happy couple.

  • Decoupage ice bucket
    You know me, I love decoupage, there are so many things you can do with paper and a little glue. Jess and Rob love to travel, cook together, fish and boat. So I started with a map as the foundation and glued pieces to fit all the way around the bucket. A sponge brush works best with Mod Podge.
  • magazine pictures

    Then I looked through magazines and cut out pictures that relate to J & R. I arranged photos and words semi-randomly on the map. I wanted to tell their story. Once I had everything on, I finished the bucket with three more coats of Mod Podge.

  • ice bucket lid

    I replaced the gold knob handle with a wood cabinet knob that I also covered with a piece of map.

  • Decoupage Ice Bucket

    Anyone having drinks at their home will always be reminded of personalities of Jessica and her new groom.