Remember my metal TV tray that I wanted to paint after finishing my aqua bar cart? I had every intention of refinishing this tray a lot sooner than this, but it is finally done! Here it is before. I found only one similar online but there was no price. It has been sitting outside all winter and was a rusty mess.
Cody and I went to his shop and got to work yesterday. My first job was to get all the rust scrubbed off. Can you believe the rust that was pouring off this thing with every spray of the degreaser? It was crazy. There was even more than that after I sanded it.
In to the paint booth it went to get a coat of primer. Cody even let me spray it! Here we are all decked out in our spray masks in the paint booth. Those masks are no fun and the paint booth gets really hot...it makes me admire Cody even more for the hard work he does everyday.
Right now it is inside with some pretty Valentine's Day decorations on it, but soon enough it will be out on the patio being put to good use. I am sure it will still be a few more months until it is warm enough to be enjoyed outside, so this will work for now.
I have to say, being in on the whole process from start to finish makes me want to do even more projects like this with Cody at work. I want to buy all the metal things and paint them!
Here is another fun vintage treasure that needs no refinishing whatsoever. We found this in an old abandoned shed. Why would anyone leave this? I wasn't sure if it was really old or not because it has a plastic lining, but sure enough, it is vintage!
Arctic Boy water coolers were used in the 50's and 60's. The outside is a lovely galvanized metal and the inside is white plastic. I won't be using it to cool any water, but I do think it would make a lovely planter. As soon as the warm weather gets here, I can't wait to add some pretty bright flowers to put in it.
Hope you all have a wonderful week!