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Friday, April 19, 2013

Lil' Red Wagon. . .

Riding up the road. . .
                                       and down the hill. . .
in my lil' red wagon are some of my fondest childhood memories!

Our son, 
who turns 40 on Wednesday,
enjoyed being pulled all around the block in his lil' red wagon!!!

But, alas. . .
there are to be no grandchildren On Crooked Creek!

I decided it was time for a make~over of his lil' red wagon!!!

"Mr. Ed" said, "Do whatever you want"!
Of course, he knew that would mean he'd have to help!

Once he took apart lil' red wagon, 
"Mr. Ed" agreed to paint the white parts black.
Two coats of Rust~Oleum Flat Black 
covered all the pieces quite nicely!

I, also, had him drill two extra holes 
into the bottom of the lil' red wagon to allow water to drain.

Due to the extreme amount of rust,
I used Rust~Oleum Gray Primer 
to paint the body of the lil' red wagon.

Followed by two coats 
of my favorite Sherwin~Williams PaperWhite paint!

"Mr. Ed" painted the detailed white walls! :)

From Lil' Red Wagon . . .

                                          . . .to Shabby Chic Wagon!

Perhaps there's another 40 years of life in this lil' wagon!!!

Until next time. . . .

On Crooked Creek will be joining

Be sure to visit for inspiration
in your own home make~overs!


NanaDiana said...

Oh, Pat--That is so cute. I took ours and repainted it red a couple of years ago. Now I am wishing I had painted it white. Well, Spring is coming I just may have to redo the redo! LOVE yours!!!! xo Diana

Babs said...

Pretty and fresh and so cute. Nice job!
Happy weekend,

Shenita @ Embellishments by SLR said...

What a pretty transformation, Pat! It looks so fresh and revived!!! Love it!

podso said...

Pat that's a wonderful transformation and I'm sure you had sweet memories as you worked on this project! You are so creative!

Martha said...

Such a cute wagon and I'm sure there is now a lot of life left in it!

Sarah said...

Pat, this is going to look so sweet filled with colorful blooms. Great idea!

Sandi~A Cottage Muse said...

I love it (but you knew I would)!!
Flowers will just pop when displayed in it!!