After watching a man cook outdoors in Patagonia on the TV show The Chefs Table, I have been inspired to cook outdoors. I can’t cook over a fire where I live, but I did find a little grill under my boyfriends bus that needed to be saved from the landfill and given a new life.
It felt wonderful to revive this little grill and the experience reminded me how important it is to look into repairing and refurbishing something instead of just buying something new. I have mixed feelings about using spray paint because of its earth unfriendliness, but the good of using the paint seemed to outweigh the bad.
All I did was scrape away the rust with a steel brush and wipe it clean. After spray painting on a few coats, I polished the wooden handle and bought a new steel grate to go inside. Isn’t it so cute?! I have learned from living in small spaces that it is hard to hide stuff, so my appliances, utensils, tools, and what not can double as decorations and this grill is no exception.