We sold the KS house and the VW bug plant stand went into storage. I used it two years later in New Jersey on the back deck after discovering coco liners.
Over that two years, the weather took its toll on the little metal planter and it became a rusty old car.
When I arrived here at our new home, I took one look at the planter and decided to see just how well Rustoleum can "Stop Rust" like it claims!
Stopping rust is definitely a tough job! I hope that little can of Rustoleum Oil Rubbed Bronze spray paint is up for the job!
I used a wire brush and sanded the surface rust off, but didn't sand the entire piece down to bare metal. I'm lazy like that. ;)
In the meantime, while I wait to see whether the product holds up to its claim, I'm going to enjoy some pretty new flowers in the coco liner. I planted a red, white and blue mix - if I could remember the names of the plants, I'd share them with you. But, I can't.
If they thrive and bloom into red, white and blue beauties, I'll share another photo at a later date!