While helping a friend clean up the yard of his new house, I found a rusty, decorative gate in a pile waiting to be thrown away. Despite the rust and broken point, I liked the shape and thought a new coat of paint was all it needed.
It was a super simple process. All I did was run some sandpaper along the rustiest parts to flake off the old paint, and then spray it with matte, black, outdoor spray paint.
It also helped solve another problem. I planted an annual with some dirt from that same yard and kept fighting to keep rogue ivy from strangling my plant. All the ivy needed was a nice support like the gate to grow on.
All in all, I got a pretty nice addition to my yard!