July 29, 2012

My Little Red Wagon

We have this rusty old red wagon that my grandkids love to get pulled around in. We usually throw a towel in the bottom and off we go. I decided it was about time for a redo.

First thing I did was get the sandpaper and I started sanding like a crazy women. I should have videoed so you knew what a crazy women sanded like. It was so hot outside and I had red paint dust all over me. I was a mess.

I then washed it out with the hose. Next I used some Cranberry Red paint. At first it looked pink and then it dried a pretty red color. Whew! It took me three coats before I was happy with it. I could have used a spray paint which would have been easier, but I already had this. *Note: make sure that if you are painting on metal to only use an oil based paint. Acrylic paint won't work.

For the handle I used a can of black spray paint. It only had to be sprayed once. I loved how the sun made everything dry so fast. 

While everything was drying I made cute vinyl lettering for the side, using my Silhouette Cameo. I also purchase most of my silhouette vinyl from Expression Vinyl. I was very happy how my wagon turned out! Can't wait to see my grandkids face when they see this!

Now that I have several grandchildren I am always looking for fun stuff for them that I can restore or buy. This wagon was an old Radio Flyer brand. A Radio Flyer Tricycle would be nice to have around or we love to play four square and it's always fun to play with an original Playground Ball
Would love to hear what outdoor things you do with your kids or grandbabies...

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  1. You are very welcome for the blog hop thanks for stopping by :) Very cool wagon by the way nice job!

  2. Marci,
    Thanks for visiting, leaving such a sweet comment and inviting me to your party to which I was happy to join! I'm your newest follower and will be back! Love what you did with the wagon!

  3. Hi, I enjoyed the post you linked in to Claire Justine. Great work - looks really professional. I have linked in a post about a chilli dish I made. Have a lovely week.

  4. What a great makeover!! Looks bright and new now!

    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success

  5. Great work! This wagon looks brill, bet the grand kids love it.
    Crafty Chic

  6. Awesome - there is something so great about a little red wagon!
    Also, just wanted you to know that I tagged you in a blog post today.
    ~Amy @ Permanent Kisses

  7. I had no idea you could fix up something like this - it looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to MightyCrafty Mondays! :)

  8. That is one heck of a transformation. I can't even believe my eyes. The best part the addition of 'bumping up and down in my little red wagon'. I hope you make lots of happy memories with your grandkids!

  9. What a makeover! You did an incredible job fixing that wagon up and making it look brand new.

  10. Thanks especially for the vinyl link... have been looking for a source for a while now :o)

  11. This is so cute! Thank you so much for sharing on Marvelous Mondays! :)

  12. I had to laugh out loud pictureing you sanding like a mad woman! Been there too. Your wagon turned out so sweet! I'll bet the grands will just love it! Thanks for sharing lil red at the party this week. I love it!

  13. I believe I couldn't have raised my kids without one of these little red wagons. I am so glad you saved it, even if you had to sand like a crazy woman, Lol! It turned out just beautiful and I love the lettering you choose.
    Thank you for sharing at Freedom Fridays.
    Have an amazing day!

  14. That is SO stinkin' adorable!!! Awesome job. I'm super happy that you linked up to the Mommy-Brain Mixer this week, friend! I hope to see you again next week! :)

  15. What a GREAT make-over!
    I have no doubt that your grandchildren will be super happy with the "newness" of the wagon!

  16. SO Cute! Thanks for sharing at Share It One More Time...

  17. That turned out really cute! :)

  18. Now looks like a new wagon. Stopping by to say Hi from the blog hop. Come visit sometime, tea is cold and no shoes are required. Kathy B. http://www.southernmadeintheshade.blogspot.com New follower

  19. Fantastic job! Thanks for joining the party at One Creative Weekend! I hope to see you back tomorrow.

  20. I am loving this! Love the wording on the side...so cute! Thanks so much for linking up to our Pinteresting Party!

  21. M MacHauer AUg 26, 14
    Marcie, I wondered if I could use your image of a rusted red wagon to use in a book my mother is creating about activities for children of the 1930's

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