I have had this rusty bar car for quite awhile. It was given to me at an Estate sale when then lady couldn't believe I would actually want to take it home. I always go for the stuff no one wants. It works out well for me. Anyways I loved its rusty charm for a long time, but I was looking at it recently and decided it was time to give it some new life.
Before: As the guys from American Pickers would say this thing is "Rusty Gold."
I bought my spray paint at Michaels using my 40% off coupan. I originally had planned on buying my spray paint at Lowes or Home depot but neither store had a pretty gold. Krylon Caramel Latte is nice soft gold. Not to blingy, but at the same time looks a little sparkly. I love this color.
At first I thought I could just spray paint over the rust.
It was at this point in the project that I realized I needed to get the sand paper out and sand off some of the globs of rust. I knew it would never be rust free because this thing is practically being held together by rust, but an improvement was in order.
After a long time of sanding and more spray paint (2 more trips to Michaels to be exact) here is the final product.
I think it came out great, and you can hardly see the rust glops.
My record player is happy to not be sitting on a rust any more too.
I just threw these decorations on the cart, but I want to do something different on the shelves. What I don't know, but I am sure something will come to me.
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