This is the kind of DIY project where you see how much of a country mouse I’ve become…
Spring has sprung – the first shipping vessel came to my city recently and the captain reported that there’s barely any ice on Lake Superior, which is totally unbelievable. The shipping season has opened earlier as a result and with surprisingly balmy temperatures, that familiar smell of spring (damp leaves and dog poop) is in the air already!
It means we can get the boat out on the lake earlier, which means I can actually share more photos and (finally!) some aerial videos with our drone (last year we launched too late in the season because of repairs). An early spring also means we can start tackling yard work pretty soon too – we just need those last few heaps of snow to melt, but I’m already seeing tons of grass! To help move our yard work along, we bought a little utility trailer from Kijiji to use with our riding lawn mower to haul stuff around the property. Wheelbarrows are for chumps. These mini trailers are normally hundreds of bucks (this one is the most similar to our dump cart) but we got this for $80.
It was a little rusty and beat up, though, but functioned perfectly. Hubby asked me to paint it,
but I was super busy with other projects and work, so he dangled this
carrot: “you can paint in turquoise”.
I had a case of Rust-Oleum Harbor Blue in my spray paint stash and, after prepping the wagon (thorough wash, light sand), I blasted it with multiple thin, light coats – even the wheels! Now I’m eyeing up our ugly old riding lawnmower too…
Between this trailer, our turquoise front door, and the turquoise guesthouse trim and door, I’m easing the neighbors into the day I decided to paint our entire garage bright turquoise with a huge, Instagram-worthy mural on the garage door. #notkidding