The painted wheelbarrow | Raising A Farmhouse

Sunday, October 26, 2014

The painted wheelbarrow

Can you believe we are nearing the end of October, and Halloween is only a week away??
It's crazy! 

I have recently given myself a kick in the toosh and have been knocking projects off my to do list, after I decorated my fall table, it really inspired me to do more!

My Mom gave me this crusty rusty old wheelbarrow that the previous owner left at their new home. Naturally I was pumped! Look at all that rust!

I did the only thing that came natural, grabbed a can of chalk paint and brush and got after it! 

In case you didn't notice, that's an entirely different wheelbarrow then the one pictured above. That's because my husband got involved and decided that I should take his old wheelbarrow and he take the "better one" ugh!
But never the less I pressed on, I painted the barrow in ASCP Provence. I roughly  brushed it on so you could see the original finish. I only painted the outside, because I will be filling the inside with various things throughout the year...I also brushed on some dark stain on the handles to darken them.

I decided the Provence was little to bright and wanted to age it a bit, so I grabbed my ASCP dark wax and waxed the outside.

I really like how it turned out, however, I'm not crazy about the red metal legs, I think I will paint those.. but I was running out of day light last night..

And even though it was 93 degrees yesterday, fall is creeping in and I couldn't be happier..

Time to get to the pumpkin patch and fill that new wheelbarrow!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend! Have beautiful week!


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