This project was filled with satisfaction and frustration, more of the latter then the former. I thought I would be smart and buy the cheapest wheelbarrow I could find and buck the system of buying "new". Well after buying: two cans of spray paint, paint finish, sandpaper, new bolts and nuts (for some of the old ones were stripped and no amount of LimeAway could help) linseed oil and a new tire tube. I am barely able to say I saved any money, but I did receive several bad splinters and get to hear my little girl say "Mom, you need to be more careful!" All said though, I am proud of the job I did every time I use it!

The take away: Next time, calculated the total to "refurbish" first or a $5 "cheap" wheelbarrow will turn into a $45 learning experience.

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