Hi y'all. I have had this rusty bird feeder in my back yard for several years now. I was inspired to spray paint it with Rust-Oleum Hammered copper paint by a similar project on the My Backyard Eden blog. The can says it can be painted directly over rust so that is exactly what I did. The can also said to remove loose paint and rust with a brush or sandpaper before painting but I did not do that because I did not have a brush or sandpaper handy and I was ready to let the spraying begin. Let's just say the bird feeder has character (who really wants perfect...certainly not me). I also painted a wind spinner that had previously been purple. I forgot to take a before picture of it. I still have paint in the can so I am certain that I will find something else just dying to be painted copper.
Here are the before and after pictures of the bird feeder and the after picture of the wind spinner.
Hi! My name is Marlee and I am a full time resident of Mississippi and a part time resident of L.A. (Lower Alabama). As a wife and mother of two sons in college and a full time worker outside the home, I stay quite busy. My downtime is spent "thrifting" and blogging with a little bit of gardening thrown in. I hope you will join me as I recap my adventures.