When I went to the farmer’s market this past weekend, there was one booth that had this adorable antique wagon.
As soon as I spotted it, I deemed it mine… if they would sell it. Crossing my fingers… SOLD!
So today, being so gorgeous out, I was in the mood to do a quick DIY outdoors.
Nothing came to mind, until I tripped over my new wagon that stood in the middle of the workshop.
I did a light sanding, but… meh. It wasn’t speaking to me as is, yet I didn’t want to paint it.
Hmm… maybe if I lined the bottom with something so it would pop more…
Ya know, I really loved the market signs idea! Off centre signs that I’d further scuff up and stuff.
I would have went for it if I wished to use it for a coffee table perhaps. But I didn’t need that.
But… I could use a little help by the new blue front door!
But, I wanted to work with that gorgeous red metal hardware…
… so the boards got painted out in my fav red paint.
Paint used – Fort York Red by Fusion Mineral Paint <—I LOOOOOVE this red!
A light sanding was done on the boards afterwards, but that paint really stayed put! I nearly antiqued the red with a glaze instead, but after loading up the wagon, I felt it was pretty just the way it was.
(that finally bit the dust and became THIS)
I’ll eventually plant some flowers, but this freshly cut version worked fine for the short term.
My funky blue front door is looking happier with each passing day…
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Signs made by Funky Junk’s Old Sign Stencils