Jul 042014

In June, before my bad luck break, I spent some time working on sprucing up our walkout deck. 

Installing an outdoor mirror was such a brilliant idea.  Not only does it fill in rather boring brick wall, it now gives the illusion of a window or moving painting.  We just love it!

When I spray  painted the mirror frame, I gussied up a few other things too.

I have had this cute little plant stand for many years and it has really rusted over time.  For the past few years, my super adorable cement and resin owl has been perched on it.  As you can see, the owl was sitting in moisture and has begun to crumble.  I currently researching how to repair it.  If you have any experience with BONDO on cement, please contact me and let me know how it went.

owl and stand

Love this owl.


Rusting Plant stand

In addition to adding my usual flower pots to this walkout, I am going to try  my hand at container gardening.  Stay tuned for a post on what I used and how it is progressing.  In my search around the the house for cool containers to use, I spotted a RED ice bucket of sorts with a medallion on the side.  Very Christmasy.

I love the Rustoleum Oil Rubbed bronze and since I seem to like to use colours from nature to decorate, I decided to use it to spruce up the stand and container.

Spray Paint

Don’t they look amazing! Like new!

While I was at it, I painted up our VERY RUSTY wheelbarrow.   I didn’t take a before picture (must remember this!) but basically there was very little paint left inside the tub.  It’s also sporting a new NEVER GO FLAT wheel.  Looks like new! And at a fraction of the cost of a new item!

Spray Paint Updates

Spray paint makes things look like new!

Be sure to pop by and check out my container garden post coming up soon!

You know you are a real DIYer when you are excited about painting a wheelbarrow!!

Regardless, it just feels good to see items that are often
Nicer Than New!



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  6 Responses to “Spray Paint to the Rescue”

  1. […] how about my owl on its freshened up  plant stand.  […]

  2. They look great! I LOVE spray paint! And Rustoleum is definitely my paint of choice, it’s just so durable! I’ve used it on wood, plastic, metal, never had any issues! 🙂

  3. It is amazing what some spray paint can do. You really did made the items look new again and that’s a lot better than throwing them away. Popping in for a visit from Wonderful Wednesday Blog Hop!

  4. These new paints really do a great job, don’t they? Thanks for sharing this at History & Home this week, take care: Dawn @ We Call It Junkin.com

  5. You’ve inspired me! I took one look at your wheel barrow and knew what I need to do!!! Thanks for linking with Twirl and Take a Bow and inspiring us! ox

  6. This turned out great!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up!

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