Sunday, June 16, 2013

Zech's Wedding Wagon Redo




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!!



How pretty are those buttons!!!




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!!





What do you think?
Where would you put this after your big day??


myrepurposedlife

Savy Southern Style





Update!
Here are a couple pics from their Big DAY!!


I hope to have a few better ones soon!!

40 comments:

  1. Hi Shelly,

    I love it. It's a very gorgeous Wagon. Thanks for sharing it at Pin It Monday Hop.

    Judy
    Pursuit Of Functional Home

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  2. Very cool! Found you on the pin hop and noticed you are also from Omaha :) I am originally from NW Iowa but moved here 3 years ago. I like this wagon redo and would probably use it as a raised flower bed after the wedding!

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    1. Hey thanks!! I was just over at your blog....how cute!! I followed you on blog lovin, email and wanted to ask you info about your Etsy. How to start, shipping?

      Shelly

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  3. Hi Shelly! New to your blog and although I'm not from Nebraska, I'm a midwest girl too! The hubs and I are both originally from KC and hope to get back there someday. Anyway, just wanted to say you are so creative and love how the wagon turned out! Also, I'm slightly jealous you have two boys. I have just one (for now) and would LOVE only boys! Don't you just LOVE being a boy-mommy? I do!!!

    The June giveaway for a pair of PowerSox begins in 2 days! Our Journey

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    1. Thank you for Visiting, and hope you come back and show off your DIY talents!! It's amazing how many people I have met that are from around here! It's actually pretty amazing if ya really think about it!

      Being a mom to boys, WHAT A RIDE it has been soo far. Now with one gonna be a sophomore and the other in 4th grade.....every stage has challenges. But they also have sooo many blessings. I have favorites for every stage of life they have had. And I am so thankful!

      Shelly

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  4. Cute idea- great job on the painting!

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  5. That is so sweet...I can just picture a ring bearer of 5 years old walking down the aisle with that beautiful wagon...

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    1. I will hopefully get to post some pics from the wedding!! Thank you for stoppin by and commenting!!

      Shelly

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  6. That little wagon will make quite an entrance with lots of oohhhs and awwwws I'm sure!

    gail

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    1. It hasn't quite yet! The bride is getting it tomm at her shower!! Can't wait to hear her reaction!!
      Shelly

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  7. Super cute - I have a very similar rusted out old wagon that could use a makeover!

    Samantha D
    The Kitchen is My Dance Floor
    http://cooksandcreates.blogspot.com/

    (Visiting from HOH)

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    1. Thank for checking it out!! It really wasn't a hard project at all!!! You should give er a try!!
      Shelly

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  8. WOW! Turned out so beautiful! Love the metallic paint! Thank you for sharing at Give Me The Goods!

    Dimples & Pig Tales

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    1. Thank You!! The happy bride is getting this tomm at her shower! Can't wait to hear her reaction!

      Shelly

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    1. Thank You Miriam! And thanks for choosing this project!

      Shelly

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  10. Hi Shelly,
    Miriam of My Adventures with my 2 Kids (Co-Host) favorited this post and you will be featured in our Top 10 on Saturday, June 22. Please watch out for it. Thank you for sharing and joining the Pin It Monday Hop. See you soon.

    Judy
    Pursuit Of Functional Home

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    1. YEAH!! That is Awesome!!!! LOVE your Pin Hop!!!

      Shelly

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  11. Shelly,

    LOVE IT!! So terrific - My step-father (years ago) fixed an old Radio Flyer wagon for my son - he played with it endlessly! I just love what you did with yours.(Sharon)

    Glad you linked up with us at the BeBetsy BRAG ABOUT IT Link and Hop.

    We'd love it if you would link back to BeBetsy! Grab a Button.

    Sharon and Denise
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  12. Wow, very nice job! Love the satin pillow too! I'm curious how they are going to use it at the wedding? Visiting from Home and Garden Thursday.

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    1. The flower girls are riding in it down the isle!! I can't wait to see wedding day photos!! Thanks for stopping!

      Shelly

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  13. Cute idea! It turned out really nice. That would be really pretty with some flowers in their front yard. Please post pics of the wedding - I really want to see how they use it on their big day! :)

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    1. Thank You! I just posted a couple more with the bow she had amde also. And I can't wait to see wedding photos!

      Shelly

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  14. This is adorable. We used a wagon in our wedding 6 years ago but it was not nearly as cute as this one. This is an awesome upcycle.

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    1. Thank YOU DJ! I can't wait to post pics of it on the wedding day!

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  15. Stopping by from the CSI spray paint challenge link up. This is such a great project! Love what you did with the wheels and I really dig that textured metallic spray paint. That gorgeous silk pillow really ties it all together. Great job!

    ~Jessica
    Craftypants in Chief @ Bespangled

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    1. Thank You Jessica!! Thanks for checking it out and commenting!!

      Shelly

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  16. This is SUCH a darling idea!!! I've got a rusty old wagon that I could do this with for my girls! Thank you for the fabulous idea!!

    Caitlin Towry
    http://littleloveydoves.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks for checking it out! And thanks for commenting.

      Shelly

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  17. What a dramatic transformation! I'm sure it was a hit at the wedding! (Love that metallic spray paint that you used...I've gotta get my hands on some of that.)

    Thanks for linking up at The CSI Project this week. Greet to "meet-cha!"

    Warmly,
    Lauren
    The Thinking Closet

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