Monday, May 20, 2013

Rusty Fire Pit Rescue

So every few weeks during the summer the local housing "allows" the base families to have a yard sale day. I'm not a huge yard sale junkie but I do occasionally check them out. Occasionally I even find something I want. Like a rusty old fire pit.

I've wanted a fire pit for a while now but I have problems shelling out $60+ for something when I'm not really sure how much I'll be using it. So I was really excited when I found this clunker for $5. 

I neglected to remember to take a "before" shot of the fire pit, but here's a good example of what it looked like.

We bought some steel wool and some of this amazing Rust Stop paint made just for this type of thing. (I honestly had no idea that this paint even existed--amazing!) It only took Andrew an hour or so to sand with the steel wool and then spray paint and I must say it looks pretty darned good. Maybe we'll even light it up for Memorial Day weekend and Lizzie's FIRST BIRTHDAY on Wednesday.

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