Then I got to thinking that everything else had just been newly painted and the bell looked kind of shoddy.
I asked for some help deciding on the color it should be.
Then I painted the bench and fell in love with Rustoleum’s Metallic Charcoal Grey.
In order to renew the bell, Charlie hit it with the wire wheel on the drill.
I bought a package of 4 different wire drill brushes because we have quite a few future projects for which they will be useful.
After we smoothed out the surface with the wire wheel, I hung the bell on a branch and sprayed it with dark grey self-etching primer.
Finally I sprayed it with the Charcoal Metallic which gives it a heavier, more solid character.
And here’s the bell back in place at Glade Cottage just in case anyone comes calling.
It’s these small projects that add to the personality of a place.
Have you put off a tiny project that would be great to get to now that the weather has turned nice? Just asking.