Repurposing a Vintage Blue Voss Wash Tub

Friday, August 29, 2014

The other day my husband came in and said, 
"I got you a surprise today." 
My reply, "Oh, yeah, what is it?" 
"You'll have to go see. It's in the back of truck." 

Well, it took me about 5 seconds to get out there and what I found made me smile from ear to old galvanized wash tub and it was blue! I ran inside, squealed, jumped up and down, hugged his neck and said, "It feels like Christmas!" It was a really good surprise. I've been on the lookout for one ever since I saw a lady using a double wash tub next to her front steps holding big ferns. It was gorgeous.

Now the dilemma, what to do with it? There are so many options, but here is where it has settled, for now.
After trying it out as a planter by the back door and as a storage/table in the kitchen, I finally chose to put it in the sun room.
I added an asparagus fern in a white enamel bucket with read trim. This way it is still versatile. All I have to do is remove the plant and I can quickly use it somewhere else.
It will hold ice and drinks at my next outdoor party and may even hold my Christmas tree this year.  The base is very sturdy and has a nice decorative design. 
I'm still excited...excuse me while I go jump up and down and squeal some more!
P.S. I'm very thankful I don't have to wash my laundry in my new wash tub!

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The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still. 
Exodus 14:14

Wishing you God's best,

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  1. You have one heck of a guy there - he's a treasure. Love the blue bucket. Never thought of painting one of those.

  2. What a lovely old treasure and what a sweet husband. God is good!

  3. Love it! I am always drawn to those lovely blues. Kudos to your husband!

  4. note to self, but an asparagus fern b/c they are so fuzzy and fun. and your surprise is great, he's a keeper, eh?

  5. Love it! I love when my husband comes home and says that :)

  6. this is awesome what a great piece!What a great hubby!


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