Whimsical and Homespun Art Creations with a Little Rural Living Thrown In

Wednesday, March 14, 2012

Thrifty Find ~ Vintage Arctic Boy Water Dispenser / Cooler

I love this piece, haven't hauled it outside to clean it up yet, but wanted to get a photo to share with my friends! ;)  It is an old Arctic Boy water cooler.   The exterior and plastic 5 gallon interior is in great shape.  My hubby actually questioned  the need for my purchase on this one...  That doesn't happen to often!  Lucky for me, I actually put some thought into this buy. ;)  Here goes the explanation...

My dreams are to eventually have a separate art studio from my house.  It would be a place for all of my fine arts and crafts.  Although the space will be heated,  I cannot see running water being available.  My trusty travel mug is always by my side for a drink, but my paint tubs are constantly being dumped and refilled.  What better way to have water ready and waiting?   And this baby will hold five gallons! :)  Plus, it will fit into my dream design of a frontier style rustic cabin motif.  So, this piece scored on two counts.  It was definitely coming home with me!  It might have to sit on a basement shelf for a few years, but I can at least say that I am building my studio on piece at a time! ;)


A Primitive Homestead said...

It's cool & it will be really useful. The best things are worth keeping. Keep adding to your dream. Blessings!

Brenda said...

Thanks so much for stopping by Lara. It makes the dream seem so much more closer to reality, when I find a new piece! :)

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

I am sure hubby was nodding YES no need for water in your art place!

Hee hee... love the classic rusty cool look of this one!

Do pop by and say hello if you get a sec!

xx Lorraine xx

Brenda said...

Thanks for dropping by Lorraine... Your figurines are enchanting! :)

Lorraine Young Pottery said...

:) thanks Brenda! and nice to have you as a follower of my blog tales.