In between painting the Great Room and the Dining Room (upcoming post), I worked on getting the garage back to a state where Gus (the car) could fit in. One thing that needed to be done was something with this table:
The side was found in Tom's car! I pounded it on with a nail salvaged from the living room wall before I painted. While I would have preferred to use a wood stain on the bare wood, I'm nothing if not resourceful, so I just used white paint from a can of flat (ew) paint the old owner left in the garage (big surprise). It works for now. I may seal it later... or paint it a different color and consider the white to be primer. I literally just slapped two coats on in about 30 minutes and I like the rough look it has. Plus, the price ($0) was amazing.
Why not? The original goal was to use it a prep table or something for when we grill. However, I'm currently thinking the driveway is a better place for grilling... because the above picture shows the backyard. It's a postage stamp. The good news is... we got a grill! Tom dropped one off last night. It's pretty rusty, yet I think it will clean up. I hope... :/ I'll show it later when it's not so nasty looking.
...what are your tricks for cleaning rust?