If you have spent anytime at all around here, you will know that I love vintage, antique looking items. The great thing about that is they look really cool, but since they are old, sometimes they fall apart. The Vintage Wagon that we have used for many years as a planter to hold annual flowers had seen it’s better days.
So we took on the Bounty Challenge to see how we could clean up the wagon and keep it from falling apart. We will take you through the process of fixing the wagon and there is also a Bounty Paper Towel AND $250 Home Depot Gift Card Giveaway that you don’t want to miss!
I’m sure that Doug gets frustrated with me sometimes when I want things fixed instead of replaced. He originally thought it would be best to put new wood on the wagon frame, but when I explained to him, that it wouldn’t be vintage anymore, he was on board with it. It took a little work and a few supplies from The Home Depot, but he was able to restore my Vintage Wagon.
Let me show you how the Vintage Wagon was given new life…
This is where he started, as you can see the wood is falling apart around the edges, making it difficult for it to be screwed back together. And there was still old potting soil in the wagon from last year.
I tried using my hot glue gun last year, and it worked for a short time, but in the end, the wagon just needed to be totally rebuilt.
The base of the wagon was also in bad shape, with soil crusted on. Doug’s plans included using some exterior grade construction adhesive to build an interior frame to attach the sides to the floor of the wagon, so some cleaning needed to be done before he could get started.
So he first scraped off the excess soil.
And removed the old screws.
Then it was time to put Bounty to the test and see if it could hold up under these tough conditions.
Bounty definitely did the job! After using only 2 sheets the wagon was ready for the next step.
Now it was time to build a frame for the wagon sides to be secured to because there was no way the original wood would hold together. He used an exterior grade construction adhesive made by Liquid Nails that is designed for sub-floors. A generous amount on the back of the 1×2′s he picked up at The Home Depot.
Then he screwed them into the base of the wagon.
The sides were attached to uprights in the same fashion.
Because we wanted to add flowers to the wagon and create a planter, he drilled holes in the bottom. Creating yet another job for Bounty to handle.
I’m so excited to have my Vintage Wagon back together! It looks great in the front yard, displaying our house numbers. Bounty did a great job to clean up the handle and wheels of the wagon as well.
I know you have lots of projects on your to-do list that are calling your name!
Disclosure: We were provided Bounty Paper Towels and The Home Depot Gift Card to complete this project. As always, the opinions are my own.