Nearly every year for Christmas, I ask for "Tacky Lawn Ornaments." One year, I was lucky enough to get Pink Flamingos from my mother. Yeah Mom!! These aren't the new ones you find in stores today, these are from the original factory with the "Don Featherstone" signature on them. They are awesome.
Over the many many years... sun, weather, moves, dogs, kids... they weren't looking so good anymore. Faded, scuffed, missing-bent-rusted legs... time for a makeover.
I picked up a can of spray paint that's meant for plastic and two lengths of 1/2" re-bar in 24" lengths. I had to drill a new larger hole for the re-bar (easy peasy). For a grand total of about $6 and 15 minutes of work, I now have super awesome aqua flamingos greeting guests coming up to the front door.
I'm not sure what the neighbors think, but hey, I don't really care. They make me giggle every time I see them.
A work in progress