Is it time to give your wheelbarrow a lift?
What kind of crazy person stencils their wheelbarrow? Um, me. Old faithful was getting rusty so I thought, instead of just treating it with rust paint, I would splurge for a second colour and stencil on a design. I also paint and stencil the wooden handles of my garden tools so I don’t lose them in the brambles.
I spray painted the whole thing black and let it dry overnight. You can’t really get fine details with spray paint so I created a simple design for the stencil.
I used old file folders for the stencil and cut out the shapes with an exacto knife. I held the stencil onto the wheelbarrow with duct tape and sprayed on the white paint.
You could, of course, go nuts with a whole bunch of colours or try for more intricate designs, but I prefer to keep it simple.
I bought this wheelbarrow last year for $20 including the new air-free tire. I hope to get a whole bunch more years out of my bling-barrow.
But Wait! There’s More
You didn’t think I would stop there did you?… Come see the matching lawnmower!