Thursday, August 29, 2019

I Finally Tried My Hand At Restoring An Old Rusted Hand Saw

Early this Summer, a neighbor friend of ours gave us a couple of antique saws that were in pretty rough shape. They knew I was looking for this and other similar items to try my hand at. The majority of what I work on in the Bodacious DIY Dog Mom Project Workshop is wood and fabric. I haven't had the opportunity to experiment with old, rusted metal pieces.

I let the saws sit in the workshop for several weeks. I honestly had no idea what I was going to do with them.


I made the decision to restore one piece as a gift for Lisa to commemorate our upcoming wedding anniversary in July.

If you have been in our home, you may have noticed the colorful, decorative geckos that border our entire kitchen. Over the years, Lisa has been collecting and receiving them as gifts.

It took over 5 years to border our kitchen.

This inspired me.

I cleaned the saw and slathered it with a couple coats of quality primer.

I wanted the colors of the geckos to pop so I painted the metal portion of the saw in a Pavement hue.

I painted the wooden handle a muted ivy green.

The colors of the geckos are all over the charts with various colors.

It took a long time to finish.

I coated both sides with 3 coats of protective varnish.

When I showed it to Lisa, her mouth dropped to the floor.

Her eyes widened.

She loves it.

That makes me a very happy Work at Home Dog Mom.

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