I realize I should probably be embarrassed by the condition of my backyard ‘property’ … but … sadly, I’m really not.
I’ve come to realize that it’s just sort of ‘life’. If you own a home, chances are you have rusty eye sores sitting in your backyard.
The more fortunate homeowners either replace their ‘backyard property’ on a somewhat regular basis, or they spend top dollar for things that don’t rust.
Since our budge doesn’t really allow for replacements or top dollar anything … we restore things when they start looking like dumpster diamonds.
Here is our fire pit:
We like to roast marshmallows for s’mores … or roast weenies on a weekend when I’m feeling too lazy to make dinner. Over time … little by little … it rusted away until it became this:
Yikes. It never really bothered me that the pit had gotten rusty … because we just fill it with charcoal and light the thing on fire anyway. But, since Superman was already restoring the grill/smoker, I figured I’d have him do this at the same time.
So, he hit it with a little of our favorite thing (spray paint) in the Rust-Oleum High Heat Spray Paint form
… Boom. Good as new! (He didn’t spray paint the rack … *** never use spray paint on something that you might cook directly on)
Totally worth every penny of the maybe 50 cents it cost to ‘restore’ this. Y’all go get some Rustoleum. You hear me?