Sunday, April 7, 2013

Birthday Bucket Birdhouse and an Evapo-Rust Giveaway!

Last month I found this ice cream bucket at a sale.  I was thrilled to find one as I had been wanting to make a birdhouse out of one for years.  My husband loves to make gifts for birthdays, and the timing was perfect to make this for mine.  :)
And not only did I get a birdhouse out of it, my friend Heather got one for her birthday out of other parts of it!  Talk about Reuse and Recycle!

He started by reinforcing it with glue, caulk and some extra pieces of wood inside.  Our winters get very cold and our summers get very hot, so it needs to stand up to the elements.

The top was made out of aromatic cedar.  OMG, while he was working with it, it sure was aromatic!!  

It's a good thing he's an engineer to make sure all of the angles worked.

More internal structural improvements...

We put it out in the yard last Saturday and there's already a bird family checking it out.  I'll be so happy if one takes up residence!

Now on to the Giveaway!  The makers of Evapo-Rust sent me a sample of their products and asked if I would review them.  

I started with these rusty, dirty yard tools.
  These loppers were left outside one time when we lived in Oregon...  Lots of rust  and an unhappy wife!

Evapo-Rust is water soluble, Biodegradable, Non-toxic and non-corrosive.  There are no acids, VOC's or fumes.  

 The directions say that you can soak the products or if they're really big, treat them with the product and wrap them.  I decided to put it all in a tub and see what happened.  I left these for about an hour.  (on the upper part of the Fiskars that didn't fit in the tub, I rubbed the product on with "0" steel wool)

Look at how well the rust came off!

After using the Evapo-Rust, rinsing the item and wiping them clean, I applied the Rust-Block.
They are now back to looking clean and new!
I have a new 1 gallon Evapo-Rust and 16 oz. Rust-Block to give away to one lucky follower.
The only rules are:
Leave a comment on how you would use Evapo-Rust.
You must be a follower of my blog.
(Make sure I can get in touch with you if you don't have a blog.)
This giveaway is open only to US addresses.

I will use Random Number Generator to pick a winner on Friday, April 12th. 
My opinions are my own on Evapo-Rust and Rust-Block.
The winner of the Evapo-Rust Giveaway is  Dawn @ Creative Cain Cabin.  Congratulations Dawn!

Thanks for your visit!
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