Christmas decorating is in full swing at our little apartment. I was baking this weekend, making some new handmade ornaments and finishing up a project that I’ve been really excited about – refinishing an antique children’s sled.
When I started talking about looking for a new project to do for the holidays, my mom asked if I wanted to do something with the old sled in the backyard shed. I’ve been in that shed hundreds of times over the years and I’d never noticed the sled. How did I miss it?
Refinishing an antique like this will take away from its value (I found this model in it’s condition going for about $120 online), but this is a family heirloom, which we intend to keep in the family for a very long time. Preserving it in it’s current state was more important than worrying about how it would change its value.
I love that you can still see some of the original paint through the finish. For the red metal rails, I plan to apply some clear satin spray paint to help preserve it and prevent any further rusting.
Now here is your chance to try some Behr products! The folks at Behr Paint are giving TWO lucky readers 3 gallons of Behr Marquee Paint!
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Disclosure: I am a member of the Behr DIY Expert program and was provided Behr product for this project. All opinions and ideas are 100% my own.