Thursday, March 17, 2011

Paint a rusty wheelbarrow white

When I look at an old item, I see it painted white.
Our wheelbarrow has had a flat tire and been unused for over a year...
time to fluff it up with some white paint and plants!
I primed it and slapped some paint on my poor wheelbarrow.
(It got SHABBIED! Giggle)
I used a house plant in the center and then added some faux 
purple and pink flowers around the house plant.
In the background I propped up an old window. 
I like the looks of the shabby wheelbarrow versus the 
old black rusty thing flipped over on a wood pile in our backyard.
 It has made a home in our backyard next to my tiny shabby porch.
I need to take off the tire, but I'm going to wait and let my hubby help.
 Soon there will be grass and hopefully real plants and flowers.
This is in my backyard, I don't live in a fancy neighborhood, so I can get away with "Romantic Country".
 Hope you all are having a delightful week, we are 
on spring break right now, so I have been doing LOTS of stuff with the kiddos!
I will be sharing this with 
Squishy Hugs,


  1. Hello Olivia!

    The wheelbarrow is gorgeous! I now wish our wheelbarrow would break down somehow so I could do as you have. It is just lovely as is your blog. So nice stopping by to visit with you!

    Kindly, Lorraine

  2. It turned out lovely. I love the touch of blue faux flowers. ~~Sherry~~

  3. Olivia that wheelbarrow is really cute! I've been on the lookout for an old one myself. Just one item on the loooooong list of things I'm on the lookout for. Ahh such is life! You're little patio is darling as everything you always share is.


  4. I think I have an old wheelbarrow.....guess what I'm going to do with mine NOW???? Yes, this spring it will get a fresh coat of white too!!! Thanks for the great idea!!!!

  5. Te felicito por tus trabajos,Saludos.

  6. Love the wheel barrow idea! I love to find unusual containers for plants and flowers. And you know I love your shabby porch!


  7. Love this creative idea! And your entire porch looks wonderful and inviting!

  8. I agree Olivia ~ your wheelbarrow looks so much nicer now that you waved your magic shabby wand over it and made it pretty. Your porch looks so inviting and must be such a great place to soak up some sun!

  9. Wow! What a beautiful and romantic porch! The wheelbarrow is adorable! Thanks for the follow and I'm following you right back!
    Have a wonderful weekend!

  10. Hi Olivia,

    It turned out great! I would have never guessed those flowers were fake ones. Have a great weekend!


  11. Hi Olivia!

    I love your shabby wheel barrow!! Every girl needs one!

  12. Olivia,
    i think you did a fantastic job on the wheelbarrow! What a great idea as i am looking for some unique garden decor for my little backyard!! Thanks for the inspiration!!


  13. hola olivia, me encanto este post y el estilo shabby de este blog,xoxo, mely

  14. Fabulous! Is there anything white paint can't fix? Great job!

  15. Olivia, sweetie you would not be you with out all your romantic country fabuloulishly shabby fluffiness!! Your wheelbarrow is awesome, so is your shabby outdoor room!

  16. Hello Olivia,
    Your back porch is so sweet!! I haven't seen you in a while ;(
    It looks so romantic!
    Enjoy your weekend!!!
    Suzann ~xoxox~

  17. That's a great idea olivia! it fits so nice with your outdoor sitting area...I want to paint ours but I think my husband would have a fit if I painted it light pink...LOL! the flowers are so pretty in there andI can't belive they are fake. Come visit my blog and enter my giveaway! have a nice weekend!

  18. Hi Olivia, your wheelbarrow is wonderful, their so great to display plants in.... love your porch too! Hope you have a wonderful weekend!
    Blessings~~~ Daphne

  19. Hi Olivia! You've been scarce. Enjoy your time wiht your kiddos. I too look at things and see them painted white! LOL I LOVE your shabby back porch. It is a sweet little retreat! Happy PS

  20. I wish I had an old rusty wheelbarrow to do that to!

  21. Very cute idea! Love the shabby white wheelbarrow and your sweet porch... So inviting. I'll be right over ;-}

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