If you’re like a lot of kids, you probably grew up with the classic Radio Flyer red wagon, the little metal wagons you could load up with toys, treasures, or even slightly smaller playmates, and pull around on your explorations.
But as we get older, sometimes it seems like those childhood favorites get lost and forgotten somewhere along the way. When they’re found again, sometimes many years later, they’re faded and worn, but they still bring a smile to our faces.
And for people who love to make, and make over, they’re also great starting points for some amazing projects.
Instructables user AmateurHour(his real name is Joe Peters) felt that way when he came across a little red wagon waiting patiently outside a friend’s house.
It was chipped and rusty, and in need of some serious love. Unlike another crafter who brought a 1940s pedal car back to its former glory, though,Peters wanted to turn the wagon into something he could really use.
So he opted to turn it into a fully functional bench, complete with storage space, and using mostly reclaimed and recycled materials.
Check out how he did it below, and see what happens when a little red wagon grows up.