chiminea. go on, say it, you know you want to.

remember our neighbours who moved away? they gave us a few things before leaving, including some hostas from their garden, black-eyed susans, a rose of sharon tree seedling, and this chiminea…


i know. thanks a lot right? ;-) it was rusted and well used. i cleaned it up and gave it a couple of coats of spray paint. i came very close to using my ol’ standby colour, heirloom white. but i thought it wasn’t practical with smoke stains and so on. so i just went with the same copper colour as the chiminea. as always, follow directions on the spray can, wear protective eyewear and a mask, use in a well ventilated area, don’t use near open flames, etc etc.

rustoleum metallic spray paint

seriously though, spray paint is so handy. it went on evenly, it sealed the rusted bits, and the metallic sparkle of the paint helped hide some of the imperfections.

chiminea after spray paint

thanks neighbours!


for more projects i’ve spray painted, check out:

audrey o’clock

lamp shade tutorial

hallowe’en hoop

my lovely lady lamps

curtain rod

bathroom decor

me looking scary/ready to spray paint

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9 Responses to chiminea. go on, say it, you know you want to.

  1. shannon says:

    lovely! i’d take a used chimenea…chi-men-EE-ah…yes, yes. i do have to say it aloud ;)

  2. e l l a says:

    Nice makeover!
    Chiminee!!! Yeah!
    And what true friends they were…. digging out shrubs to you guys – best going away present ever ;)
    ps. sorry I’ve been such a bad blog friend lately… just been so busy and unfortunately had to cut some mingling time with bloggy buddies ;( I need to balance things some more ;) Hope your summer’s off to a good start! ;) *hugs*

  3. Van says:

    That is a gorgeous makeover. Definitely inspiring me to complete a few I have piling up…ur… bad me! :)

    Gotta catch-up on your posts now!

  4. heather says:

    Nice! :) i can’t wait till i can do cool stuff for our future house:) soon soon hopefully! you did a really great make-over:) as always:)

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