May 30, 2013

DIY Fire Extinguisher Fun Make Over

This such an easy way to make a fun and attractive Fire Extinguisher for you home, camper or where ever you keep one!

Keep Calm and Cook On
 

* For safety reasons, please make sure to attach the instructions to the back of your extinguisher when you are finished.


I started by carefully removing the instructions so they could be put back on at the end.
  
Here is the black spray paint I used.


I taped up the top of the extinguisher and then spray painted it.


 
While the paint was drying I made a design with my Silhouette. You may just purchase a cute vinyl design at any craft store.

I used a Moroccan pattern.

I then inserted the saying to the center, but again you can skip these steps and purchase a vinyl design.


Here is my design after being cut out with my Silhouette.


I then took the black fire extinguisher and add the vinyl cut out.



This is when you will want to put the instructions back onto extinguisher. 



I then used clear matte spray paint to spray the extinguisher.
I was so excited with my new extinguisher and how it will look great in my kitchen!



39 comments:

  1. I love this! Those things are just so darn ugly to have in your home! And you turned it into such a cute "accessory."

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  2. That's exactly what I thought, but after a little stove fire gave me a scare, I thought I better keep one out.
    Thanks Sarah!

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  3. That is awesome!!! I wish I had a Silhouette :(

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    1. Thank you and funny you should say that. Right now myself and some other bloggers are giving one away. Go enter at http://www.igottatrythat.com/2013/05/win-brand-new-silhouette-cameo-designer.html

      Good luck!

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  4. I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven't already this week. The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday's at midnight.
    http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. AND starting Wednesday June 4th I will be hosting a Wordless Wednesday link party. Hope you will join us!
    Have a wonderful week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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    1. Thanks Cathy it's already done. I do love (need) reminders though. :) You will have to come back on Monday and join my liny party also!

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  5. Hi Marcie,

    You did a great job with the fire extinguisher "make over" and it is very cute. And I'm so pleased you've emphasized reattaching the use instructions on the unit and that you have an extinguisher in your kitchen ... not everyone does. However, I do wonder if by changing the appearance of the unit from the "standard" that everyone immediately recognizes if it might delay - even if only by a split-second, locating the extinguisher in a fire situation. I do believe that would have been the case in our house fire that started in our dishwasher; in moments of great confusion and fear you go by instinct and if my hubby had to stop and think @ 2 a.m. about what the extinguisher looked like he may have lost valuable time in grabbing it and being able to clear a path for our safe exit. Truly, when the house is filled with smoke and you've lost power due to the fire, the red of the unit helps make it just a little bit visible. In fact I wish it would have a glow in the dark factor. For what it may be worth Just wanted to share based on my personal experience. Robin, happilyhomeafter.blogspot.com

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    1. I thought of the same thing Robin, although they now are selling black (http://bit.ly/12nD6al) blue and silver extinguishers. I do agree that every second counts. Sorry about your fire, I bet that was the scariest thing ever. I have had tiny little flames pop up now and then and that freaks me out. Thanks for your comments Robin, I appreciate it!

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    2. LOL! Robin you can be as mouthy as you'd like. I am now following your fun blog via GFC. Have a great day!
      Hugs,
      Marcie

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  6. So cute! I love it! Thank you for sharing at our Pinteresting Party!

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  7. What a great idea! So fun and creative.

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  8. So cute!! What a great idea!! Love it!!

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  9. Hello There, my name is Ashley and I am stopping by to say hello. I am loving your blog and the great posts you are putting out there.

    Thanks so much.

    If you have some free time would you mind stopping by our blog as well at: www.ashleychapmandesigns.com/blog

    We have an awesome giveaway running right now and a winner will be chosen at random on June 15. Why not come join the party!

    We would really appreciate it.

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  10. What a great idea! Pinning this!

    Ritchil
    http://chengand3kids.blogspot.com/

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  11. I really love this!!

    Helen
    Blue Eyed Beauty Blog
    Exercise Encouragement Group Blog

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  12. How pretty!What a fabulous idea! I have a new weekly link party which is live now and I would love if you stop by and link up this wonderful post! Hope to see you there! http://mariaelenasdecor.blogspot.com/ Hugs, Maria

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  13. Hi I am stopping by your blog from the Adorned From Above Wednesday Blog Hop. I would very much love it if you would stop by ours as well. We also have a great giveaway running with a winner to be announced in 8 days. Come on by and join up. We will also have a blog hop Friday.

    Blog: www.ashleychapmandesigns.com/blog

    Thanks so much!
    Ashley

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    1. Thanks for the invite Ashley but I have already linked up to Adorned From Above. Thanks so much for stopping by!

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  14. Cool fire extinguisher redo! Thanks for sharing @ Submarine Sunday!

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  15. Would love for you to share this at my link party where we pin all those who join to our party board
    http://myfashionforwardblog.com/all-things-pretty-11/

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  16. Wow, never thought of making over a fire extinguisher! Of course I have to now that I've seen this. It's so stinking CUTE!! ~M.

    http://redesignedbym.wordpress.com/

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    1. Thanks so much, and thanks for stopping by!

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  17. That's awesome!!!! I am always looking for an excuse to use my Cameo! Thanks for sharing at Pinworthy Projects.

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  18. What a great way to make those ugly things super cute! I love it! I am a new from southern charm! I would love for you to check out my blog and hopefully follow me back! Nicole

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    You have been featured at The DIY Dreamer! YAY! Come on over and grab your featured button, you deserve it!
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  20. Very clever redo!! You are really a creative crafter. I'm stopping by from the Pin It Tuesday hop. Would love to have you visit us at MyPersonalAccent.com

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  21. Such a great idea!! Love it!! Thanks for linking up to last weeks party. Can't wait to see what you link up this week!! Nichi http://mandatorymooch.blogspot.com/2013/06/tasty-thursdays-45.html

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  22. I love this!
    Thanks so much for sharing at A Peek Into My Paradise TGIF Link Party! I can't wait to see what you link up next week! I hope to see you at the (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday Blog Hop! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/
    Have a terrific week!
    Hugs, Cathy

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  23. Wow! I decked up fire extinguisher! What a neat idea :). Thanks for sharing this with us @ My Favorite Posts SHOW OFF Weekend Blog Party!

    Jessica
    The Wondering Brain

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  24. Oh goodness, Marci! I love this. What a great idea. Thanks for sharing at Throwback Thursday.

    xoxo
    Denyse

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