My new place had an old pit sitting on the porch, and I asked if it was staying. The landlord said I could keep it for $20, so I went and took a closer look. I took some befores after I already started cleaning it up.
I love getting old things and making them work again. I don't really get my wife's obsession with rusty, cracked, peeling things...I want them to be alive again! I wasn't restoring this, just cleaning it up. But boy did it go a long way!
Didn't get a pic, but the bottom was TOTALLY rusted out.
The wood is technically fine, but I didn't like it. Looked gross to me. What's with nobody sealing their wood these days?
Anyways, 2 hours, and a can of High Heat Rustoleum later, I have a working pit! The lid looks uber spotty from the spray cause it started running out, I got too careful with the bottom and the cracks(you know, the functional necessities), and the paint almost ran out!
Anywho I am in this thing for $30 and this weekend, I will be making my first rack of beef ribs.