antique wheelbarrow

A two hundred year old French wheelbarrow makes a beautiful seat, just the thing to move around the garden to catch a rest in the sunshine on early spring days.

antique wheelbarrow - after

The antique barrow aged to a lovely yet bare grey; so I gave it a protective coat of French Linen chalk paint;

antique wheelbarrow - before

(Here it is, before.) And sanded it back in places to reveal hints of the vivid turquoise shade, lingering paintwork from a hardworking life on a continental farm.

antique wheelbarrow © elisa rathje 2012

The rusted metal that encircles the wheel is terribly charming, and the pale linen shade of the antique wheelbarrow is gorgeous out on the lawn.

This homemade project was created for the spring issue of the interior design quarterly from Sally Bourne Interiors, London.

Related Posts