Tuesday, July 1, 2014

Before and After: Rusty Metal Table

Today is an exciting day at the Douma residence! The gnarled old half-dead pine tree that leans precariously over our garage is coming DOWN! Because the tree is right in the path of where the new fence needs to go, getting rid of the tree brings us one step closer to a more peaceful, hillbilly-free yard. So, while I am sitting here waiting for the tree guy to get here, I thought I would share a couple of pictures of one of Lance's projects.

We found this old rusty metal table at (where else?) a garage sale this spring.  Even for the bargain price of $2.00 I was a little skeptical, given all of the rust.  But, it was just surface rust and the structure of the table was still good, and we figured for the price it was a pretty cheap gamble to take.

Lance spent the better part of an afternoon sanding away:

Then he sprayed everything down with rust converter and followed up with a couple of coats of spray paint.  And here is the final result:

It looks so clean and bright now! And all it needed was some cleaning and a fresh coat of paint- nothing had to be re-built or repaired.  More projects like this, please!

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