This BBQ Makeover post is in partnership with our friends at Rust-Oleum Canada. All opinions expressed are 100% my own.

Nothing beats cold drinks, sunshine and hot food with our family and friends. This year we replaced our very well-loved BBQ with something newer and with a bit more power but what do you do with the old one? With the help of my friends at Rustoleum, I did a BBQ Makeover with our old BBQ transforming it into an outdoor bar on wheels with two plastic bins inside to fill up with ice and your favourite summer beverages.

BBQ Makeover
Before

BBQ’s are an essential part of surviving summer for us! We tend to cook most dinners outside on the BBQ in the summer to avoid roasting ourselves inside the house having the oven on.  Not only that but we have this great space for backyard entertaining, so we really enjoy having family and friends over.

The downside, however, has always been what to do about beverages. Yes, you can fill up a cooler with ice but to me, summer entertaining is more than beverages in a can. So we spent a lot of time running up and down the stairs to get our garnishes and ice cold treats out of the fridge/freezer in the kitchen. Doing this BBQ Makeover, transforming out old bbq into an outdoor bar on wheels means less time running in and out of the house and more time enjoying our friends and family!

BBQ Makeover

The BBQ Makeover was harder than I thought it would be but honestly, it turned out better than I could have ever expected.  I’m pretty sure at one point, my husband, friends and neighbours all thought I had lost a few marbles.  I had a vision and it turned out beautifully and can we talk about that color?!

BBQ Makeover
After

For this #spraynewlife project, I chose to go with the Rust-Oleum Tremclad in Medium Blue for my all-over color. The color provides such an amazing pop of color on our pretty rustic wooden patio. The Tremclad oil based paint can be applied directly to surfaces you wish to paint, providing long-lasting protection and durability. Living in Raincouver, I needed a project that I knew would seal out moisture and inhibit rust from forming!

Then I chose to use the Rust-Oleum Universal in Flat black as I had used the white in Zoe’s bed makeover and love the results! I wanted a more flat appearance to compliment the blue rather than compete with it!

And lastly, I wanted something that had a bit of texture to help disguise some of the unwanted textures (wear and tear both inside and outside the BBQ) and therefore went with the Hammered Black. I couldn’t be happier with the results, I was actually blown away with how amazing much the bbq changed once I sprayed it onto the handle on the lid.

BBQ Makeover

I’ve been using Rust-Oleum products for a few years now and honestly, it is my go-to anytime I even consider doing a DIY. With so many amazing products, Rust-Oleum has the perfect product for you, I promise!

Want to learn more about this BBQ Makeover? Head over to the Rust-Oleum website for a step by step on how you can create this bar on wheels!

Head over to the Rust-Oleum website to learn how you can do this BBQ Makeover and find more #Spraynewlife projects to inspire you. Be sure to share a photo or video of a Rust-Oleum Spray paint project, share it on either IG, FB or Twitter and use the hashtag #SprayNewLife and tag @rustoleumca for your change to win  $500 to the Home Improvement store of your choice!

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