A friend of mine asked me if I could "dress up" (aka paint) a wagon for her brothers wedding. So she searched around and luckily scored one at a Goodwill of all places for $5! OK... first to find one at a Goodwill, and second $5?? Seriously?!?! SCORE!
I was told the colors, and sent a pic of the wedding invitation. I kinda knew what she had wanted, but the pressure of making something for someones special day.... I thought don't screw this one up Shelly!
As you can see it had a little bit of a rust issue. So we used a wire wheel attached to a grinder to get the surface rust off. This was my first "rust project" so the hubby was glad to step in and help me out!
We weren't able to get the the wagon apart because all the bolts were rusted. So it definitely made it more tedious to paint.
This below is after the gray spray paint primer was sprayed on. I used Rustoleum (cause its my favorite).
Oops, a few spray paint dribbles. No problem, I just sanded (by hand) so they were smooth.
Then applied Rustoleum textured Metallic spray paint. Absolutely gorgeous in the sun! The sparkles just made it shine. And of course this will definitely be something I use again on another project!
I hand painted the wheels and axles.
And then hand painted the lettering! TaDA!!
And then she had a silk pillow made for the inside. Simple and beautiful!!
I can't wait to see what it'll look like in the wedding!! And then to see what they do with it after....a planter for the front yard or a inside decoration?!
All in all, I think my first wagon redo was a SUCCESS!!