How To Makeover a Fire Bowl

Inside: Making over a rusted fire bowl using specialty spray paint by Rustoleum Canada.

*This project is sponsored by Rustoleum Canada as part of their #SprayNewLife campaign!

We had a rusty sad fire bowl sitting in our backyard that had seen better days. Not wanting to put it into the landfill, I decided it needed a makeover for our fire pit area. Last year I created a fire pit area, and I found old Adirondack chairs that needed a makeover (more on that on another post!) which meant the rusted fire bowl needed a re-vamp as well.

Here is the fire bowl in all it's matte black glory!

What it looked like before, ready for the landfill.

Using a few cans of Rustoluem's Specialty High Heat spray paint, it now looks fresh and new!

How To:


  • 3 Cans of Rustoleum's Specialty High Heat spay paint
  • Drop cloth
  • Sanding pad in 60 grit


Do this project outside or in a well-ventilated area.  

1.   Dismantle fire bowl and lay out the pieces onto a drop cloth.

2.   Using sanding pad, sand off rust areas to get a smooth surfaces, as best as you can. Depending on how rusty the item is, you may not get it smooth, The goa is to remove anything flaky.

3.  Wipe off dust and give the whole thing a good cleaning with a garden hose. Let dry.

4.  Once dry, shake spray paint and apply in light even coats covering the all the parts. When one side is dry (about 1 hour), flip over and apply spray paint to the other side. You may need to apply a second coat. 

5. Let dry and assemble pieces. Wait a few days for paint to fully cure before using. Enjoy a warm cozy fire as the evenings get cooler and have a S’mores party! 

Be sure to visit Rustoleum's website for more DIY ideas and to find the perfect product where you can get inspired to #spraynewlife!

In addition, Rustoleum has a contest to celebrate their campaign, if you use their spray paint products, upload the photo onto Instagram or Facebook or Twitter, using the hashtag #spraynewlife and tag Rustoleum, you can be entered to win $500! Contest ends on August 31, 2019. Visit HERE to get more information!

Vintage Chair Makeover with Fusion Mineral Paint

Inside: Painting vintage Modern Farmhouse inspired chairs using Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black.

Last year I purchased a vintage table and chair set for $60. If you have been following along, I refinished the table and shipped it out to my daughters' place in Edmonton. I kept the chairs and painted them using Fusion Mineral Paint in Coal Black. My daughter loved the chairs I revamped so she found the same set. A few weeks ago I flew out to paint them for her! Many thanks to Fusion Mineral Paint for sponsoring the project. I LOVE their paint. So easy to work with, their colours are stunning and so is the finish! It finishes with an amazing matte finish and goes on like butter.

The key to a flawless and lasting finish is the prep. There is no such thing as no prep paint. You have to prep the piece if you want your painted finish to last. The first thing I did was make sure all the legs and spindles were solid. If they aren't you can use wood glue to fix anything that might be loose.

Here are the supplies you will need:

Give it a good sanding using 220 grit sandpaper. You aren't trying to remove the finish completely but you are trying to de-gloss and scuff it up so there is something for the paint to grip onto.

Next you are going to give the piece a wash to remove the sanding dust and any grime that is on.

Now comes the fun part -painting! Using a good quality brush apply the paint. I love the Staalmeester brushes that Fusion Mineral Paint carries. The key to Fusion Mineral Paint is not to overbrush or you will see brush marks. They have many how-to videos on their website to help!

After 2 coats of paint (I needed a 3 coat on some parts) - the piece is finished.

Let the pieces cure for several days before using them. I find painted pieces don't fully cure for a month, so light use until then.

Here is quick before:


Love the matte finish!

Fusion Mineral Paint has a built-in top coat and for some projects you wouldn't need a protective coat. If you piece is going to have a lot of use, then you might want to consider using a clear protective top coat!
Be sure to visit Fusion Mineral Paint's website to be inspired and to find a retailer close to you! Its one of my favourite paint brands to use!