Monday, April 5, 2010

Team Spirit!

My Hubby loves the DUKE Blue Devils. As a result the boys and I have fallen in love with them as well. Dh is like a kid in a candy shop when the collegiate basketball magazines roll out in the fall. It is always a big production at our house when DUKE plays. We serve some tailgating food and all sit sown to watch those Blue Devils shoot some hoops. The last couple of years have been rough, their season usually ended in the sweet 16. I know be thankful they made it to the tournament. This year though, they have marched right on to the final championship game. Awesome Babeee!!!! ( said with my very best Dickie V vioce). This called for something special. So I started looking for some DUKE dishes. I found some..... nothing that really hit home or fit the pocketbook. I just happened to come across some white enameled steel bowls and a white crockpot at The Bargain Box. My little brain started thinking it would be so EASY PEASY to paint the DUKE emblem on these things. So I shelled out 7.50 for 3 bowls, 1 crockpot, 1 metal tray and 2 ceramic candlesticks. Oh yeah, I do Love some Bargain Box!

So this is what I started with ( sorry, somehow lost the before pics of the crockpot, tray and candlesticks). As you can see they are just a white enameled stainless steel bowls which made a great base for the royal blue Delta Air Dry PermEnamel paint.

The metal tray was a beat up tray with flowers on it and the candlesticks were a painted ceramic so I just spray painted them with white flat paint. After I painted the logos on them. I put a clear lacquer finish on all of the pieces. This is the end result. DH was very impressed and I can not wait to use them tonight for our traditional DUKE pregame dinner!

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  1. FANTASTIC!!!! You are so very very creative! I love it!! Congrats on the win!!

  2. You must be happy with last night's game! You did a great job. Very artistic.

  3. Thanks ladies! We were very excited. We are looking forward to using these serving pieces over and over again.

  4. What an awesome job! So talented! Be blessed. Cindy

  5. Cindy, very sweet of you to say but honestly the logo is just a big D. The Blue Devil was a little harder.... *LOL* notice that was only on the tray!

  6. Just wanted you to know that I am your newest follower. You are so precious! Be blessed. cindy

  7. We live in NC, and my niece and daughter are huge Duke fans!! They would love this!! I love this as well.

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